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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Azharuddeen hits 37-ball century as Kerala beat Mumbai by 8 wickets

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In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament, opener Mohammad Azharuddin hit the second-fastest century in tournament history. He hit a century on 37 balls. This led to the Kerala team defeating hosts Mumbai by 8 wickets in a Group-E match. At the same time, in the second match of the same group, Delhi defeated Andhra Pradesh by 6 wickets.

Wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant holds the record for fastest century in the tournament. He scored a century on 32 balls. Pant achieved this feat against Himachal Pradesh while playing for Delhi in 2018.

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Gayle’s record for fastest century in T20

The record of fastest century in overall T20 is recorded by Chris Gayle of West Indies. He scored a century on 30 balls in the 2013 IPL. Then Gayle played 175 for 66 balls against Pune Warriors while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Speaking of overall T20, 26-year-old Azharuddin became the third Indian to jointly score the fastest century. Pant scored a century off 32 balls in Syed Mushtaq Ali. While Rohit Sharma has also scored a century on 35 balls. Rohit achieved this feat in the International T20 against Sri Lanka. At the same time, Yusuf Pathan has also done this feat in 37 balls against Mumbai for Rajasthan Royals in 2010 IPL.

Azharuddeen won the team while remaining unbeaten

In the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament on Wednesday night, the Mumbai team scored 196 runs losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Kerala team won the match by scoring 201 runs losing just 2 wickets. Kerala won the match in 15.5 overs. Azharuddeenn remained unbeaten on 137 off 54 balls and won the team.

This was the first century of Azhar’s career

Azharuddin played 40 T20s in total so far, scoring 404 runs. The century against Mumbai is the first century of his career. Before this, his name was not even half-century. He started his first class cricket career in 2015. Azhar has scored 959 runs in 22 first class matches so far, including a century and 5 half-centuries.

Elder brother named Azharuddeen

Born in 1994, Azaruddeen is named after former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddeen. The name was given by Kamaruddin, the elder brother of the young batsman, as the former Indian captain was his ideal. However, his parents wanted to name a few more.

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