Kerala defeated Sikkim by seven wickets in a surprising game bowled by Sanju. Batting first in the match, Sikkim were bowled out for just 83 runs, while Kerala won in just 13.2 overs. This is Kerala’s fourth win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Sanju and Kerala have two matches left in the group stage. Let’s take a detailed look at Sanju’s bowling performance and Kerala’s win in the match against Sikkim.
Sanju Samson’s bowling in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Sikkim has surprised the entire cricket world. Sanju came as the sixth bowler of the team. The Kerala skipper, who bowled only one over, conceded only three runs but failed to pick up any wickets. Before this, Sanju has bowled one innings each in first class cricket and T20. In this first-class cricket, Sanju, who gave away seven runs in an over, could not get any wickets. On the other hand, in T20, Sanju bowled only three balls and took one wicket, conceding four runs.
Brilliant win for Kerala
Kerala defeated Sikkim by seven wickets in the match bowled by Sanju Samson. Sikkim won the toss and chose to bat first in the match held at Kini Sports Arena ground. Kerala bowlers proved that this decision was wrong. Kerala bowlers, who were taking wickets at regular intervals from the start, dismissed Sikkim for just 83 runs in 33.5 overs.
Pursuing Kunhan’s winning target, Kerala reached the target in 13.2 overs. Opener Krishna Prasad remained unbeaten on 38 runs off 39 balls. Sanju Samson did not bat.
This is a golden opportunity for Sanju
Kerala is in brilliant form
Kerala is playing in brilliant form in this year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy. Having won four of the five matches played so far, the team is second in Group A with 16 points. Kerala’s first match in the tournament was against Saurashtra. The team won this game by three wickets. After losing to Mumbai by eight wickets, Kerala defeated Odisha by 78 runs in the third game. Sanju and his team defeated Tripura by 119 runs and now defeated Sikkim by seven wickets.
Sanju to the Indian team
At the same time, this huge win after being recalled to the Indian team is very special for Sanju. Sanju has now been called up to the Indian squad for the ODI series against South Africa. India will play three ODIs in the tour of South Africa, which is scheduled to begin on the 10th of this month.