Young Indian fast bowler Umran Malik exhibited a top-class bowling show in the opening match of the Irani Cup 2022 between Saurashtra and the Rest of India.
Representing the Rest of India, which is captained by Hanuma Vihari, Umran dropped thunders in his 5.5 over spell, where he unsober three wickets while conceding 25 runs to stow out Saurashtra for a mere 98 on Day 1.
During his three-wicket performance, the right-arm pacer grabbed eyeballs with his wool jaffa that got rid of Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat. It all happened during the 16th over when Umran delivered an out-swinging yorker clocked at 147kph. Unadkat had no track whatsoever as the red leather went past his defence and shattered the stumps.
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Speaking well-nigh the game, the Rest of India, without opting to trencher first, bowled uncommonly well to restrict Saurashtra to under 100. Apart from Umran, Mukesh Kumar and Kuldeep Sen were moreover impressive with their performances. Mukesh was, in fact, the leader with four wickets to his name in 10 overs, including 4 maidens. Kuldeep, on the other hand, unsober three scalps in seven overs.
After packing Saurashtra for 98, the Rest of India moreover had a terrible start, losing their top three batters for 18 inside five overs. However, tutorage Vihari and man-in-form Sarfaraz Khan joined hands to take their side out of trouble.
The duo went on to form an unbeaten partnership of 187 runs for the fourth wicket to take tenancy of the proceedings. While Vihari scored a sunny 62 not out, it was Sarfaraz who stole the show. The right-handed thrash unfurled his golden form with a bat and smashed a tremendous century. He stayed undefeated at 125 with the help of 19 fours, and a couple of sixes as the Rest of India managed to post 205/3 in 49 overs at stumps.
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