Shaw v Siraj the highlight in Mumbai

Mumbai 155 for 2 (Shaw 61, Iyer 55 *) beat Hyderabad 246 for 8 (Rohit Rayudu 121 *, Deshpande 3-55) for 60 races (VJD method)

Prithvi Shaw leaves a goalkeeper AFP

After a heavy rain ended the contest before, it was Mumbai who entered the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy by registering his ninth consecutive victory in the competition, but Hyderabad, which He was not even sure of his participation until 12 hours before their first meeting, he can get away from a proud side.

Rohit Rayudu, Ambati Rayudu's youngest cousin, showed admirable composure so that they would not leave. Struggling 52 in 95 in a stage with the lowest order for the company, he made sure that Hyderabad almost doubled his score in the last 15 passes to post a competitive 246 for 8. It was not enough, however, with Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer scoring Half a century as Mumbai won by the VJD method. A drizzle that turned into a torrential downpour forced the players to leave the field with Mumbai 155 for 2 in 25 passes. They did not return.

The spice in the contest was provided by two people who were part of the costumes of India until four days ago.

There are many who think that Mohammed Siraj and Shaw should be in the mix for India also in limited cricket, and not just in the test cricket. Shaw, of course, announced his entry into Tests with great style, with a presentation of The Man of the Series against West Indies in his debut.

Siraj was considered unlucky for not making his own debut against the West Indies, with the team Management ignored his red-hot form and opted to give the hat to Shardul Thakur, who came off the attack with his test run with only 1,4 oversubscribed

On Wednesday, both Shaw and Siraj demonstrated why he forced them to The top level in ODIs might be a good idea. Siraj finished with figures from the first spell of 3-0-33-0, while Shaw hit fifty balls with only 34 balls, but for anyone who sees them, both were winners.

Siraj appeared on the fifth occasion, but the stage had been set in the third on himself. Shaw had just beaten Akash Bhandari's legs with long, open legs until he reached a limit when he stopped by grabbing his right shoulder. The game was maintained while the physiotherapist ran out to treat him, and Shaw resumed, but the shoulder was still bothering him.

Siraj opted for a short-ball attack. Maybe it would have been his access tactic anyway, having seen that Shaw could feel uncomfortable when the ball was climbing his body, particularly against the fast Shannon Gabriel of the West Indies. With an injured right shoulder, it made sense to force Shaw to use his lower hand more.

Siraj had Shaw in some trouble in the first part, and the action peaked in the next. The first ball went towards the long-term limit, but with a closed-tip pull that was cleared in half. Siraj then put his goalkeeper in the target, and Shaw got an upper edge in a pull to the thin leg. M Ravi Kiran came running, took both hands to the ball as he fell forward and saw her jump. Three balls later, there was a similar possibility, but easier. Standing not so far behind, Ravi Kiran caught another first-class tug, but the ball entered and came out again.

Siraj had handled the first fall quite calmly, but now he was furious, standing half-witted with his hands. in his hips and eyes that could make a hole in the ground. Captain Ambati Rayudu gave free rein to her feelings, remaining in midfield after Siraj walked away and looked at the gardener.

Ravi Kiran had to roll the next one, and he had Rayudu and Siraj in the middle and in the middle. . Both left their anger aside to meet the bowler and offer words of encouragement, with Siraj patting him on the back. Ravi Kiran opted to play safely, throwing slower balls into the channel for silence.

Siraj returned for his third time. Maybe waiting for a shorter one, Shaw stayed behind in the second installment. He hit completely and it was a hitting bat instead of the other way around. The bat flew out of Shaw's hands, and he was grabbing her shoulder again. If Siraj thought he had won, he had a final act, and the final ended with three short balls for 6, 6, 4. The effort and fury of Siraj should have been achieved in Shaw's wicket, now it worked against him, with Shaw ready. to jump, and the balls do not rise that high either.

The last blow took Shaw to his half century, becoming the fourth time in four innings in this tournament that had passed the milestone.

The scorecard will show that Shaw took 29 runs out of the 14 balls he faced from Siraj. Scorecards do not always capture the whole story, but maybe the observing selectors might have


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