Mumbai opener 19-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal blasted fours and sixes off the balls of veteran Kerala bowler Sreesanth. Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat first in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament being played between Mumbai and Kerala on Wednesday. Mumbai gave an excellent start by sharing 88 runs between opening batsmen Yashasvi Jaiswal and Aditya Tare.
Young batsman Yashasvi smacked Sreesanth, who returned to the ground after seven years, scoring 40 runs in 32 balls with 4 fours and two sixes. In the sixth over, Yashasvi created a furore on Sreesanth's balls. He gave 16 runs off three balls. The first ball was dot. Yashasvi hit a six off the second ball of Sreesanth's over. Continually hit the second six on the third ball. The third ball was hit. In this over, Sreesanth looted a total of 18 runs. Sreesanth returned to the cricket ground on January 11 after seven years against Puducherry.
He took a wicket giving 29 in four overs. He bowled Puducherry batsman Fabid Ahmed to the outswinger. After taking the wicket, Sreesanth looked emotional. This is the first tournament of Sreesanth, having faced a seven-year ban on match-fixing allegations. The Indian Cricket Board had banned Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the IPL. After the match ended, he took to Twitter to thank the fans for giving him love. Sreesanth, who was part of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 2007 and 2011, has said that this is just the beginning. Sreesanth has taken 87 wickets in 27 Tests before being banned in International cricket and has taken 75 wickets in 53 ODIs.