S. Sreesanth returns to Indian cricket with Mustaq Ali Trophy after 7 years of exile. It takes a while to get up. However, he was gradually signaling a return to rhythm. S. Sreesanth was finally seen in a familiar mood in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh. Kerala picked up a thrilling 3-wicket win over UP, relying on the bowling of S. Sreesanth and the batting of Robin Uthappa.
Along with the two experienced stars, Captain Sachin Baby, who was picked by RCB for Rs 20 lakh, was instrumental in Kerala's victory at bat and ball.
Kerala won the toss and elected to bat first. UP were all out for 283 in 49.4 overs. Akashdeep Nath scored 68, Priyam Garg 57 and Abhishek Goswami 54 runs. KKR Rinku Singh was dismissed for 26 off 34 balls. S. Sreesanth took 5 wickets for 65 runs. Sachin Baby took 2 wickets.
Batting in the second innings, Kerala lost 7 wickets in 48.5 overs and picked up the required 284 runs to win. Uthappa, who scored a century in the last match, played a stormy innings of 81 off 55 balls. He hit 8 fours and 4 sixes. Sachin Baby scored 76 off 83 balls. Sanju Samson also scored 29 runs.