October 17, 2018
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Watch: Prithvi Shaw hammers 6,6,4 against Mohammad Siraj in Vijay Hazare trophy

By Chaitanya Laxman

Young Indian opener Prithvi Shaw nailed two sixes and a four against Mohammad Siraj on three consecutive balls in Vijay Hazare trophy semi-final match. Before that, the duo had displayed an exciting battle between the bat and the ball and but it was the batsman who had the last laugh.

Shaw and Siraj test each other

In the semi-final match of Vijay Hazare trophy, Mumbai had a target of 247 runs to chase. The opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Rohit Sharma started off well with Shaw attacking the bowlers.

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Hyderabad skipper Ambati Rayadu then brought Mohammad Siraj in the attack who unsettled the young opening batsmen with his pace and variations.

Siraj peppered Shaw with bouncers however the batsman responded aggressively. In one over, he tried to play the pull shot twice and managed to get only a top-edge. Unfortunately for Siraj, on both occasions, the fielder at fine-leg dropped the catch and this infuriated the pace bowler.

In the next over, Siraj bowled another bouncer and the right-hand batsman trying to be cheeky went for an risky upper cut. But Shaw missed the ball again and then the duo exchanged a few words.

On the next delivery, the batsman tried to play a drive, but the bat fell down from his hand. Siraj then rolled his fingers and bowled a slower delivery which the opening batsman missed once again.

Watch Siraj unsettling Shaw

On the first three balls, Siraj had certainly made life difficult for the Mumbai batsman but the young player proved his mettle by scoring two consecutive sixes and then a four.

Watch Shaw’ sensational counter-attack on Siraj

On the fourth ball of the over, Siraj bowled another bouncer but this time the right-hand batsman was in full control. He played the uppercut and sent the ball sailing over third man boundary.

Siraj then aimed the bouncer of Shaw’s body but there was no stopping to the young batsman as he pulled the fifth delivery for another six over the fine-leg region.

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The young Indian opener then finished the over by hammering a four in the mid-wicket region.

Watch Shaw’s carnage here-

Chaitanya Laxman