Prithvi Shaw, Mumbai’s buccaneering opener, smashed his first-ever T20 century—a majestic 134 off 61 balls—against Assam in an Elite Group ‘A’ match of the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at SCA Stadium in Rajkot on Friday.
Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw went beast mode during his team’s recent match against Assam in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2022, which was played on October 14 in Rajkot.
Mrinmoy Dutta, the captain of Assam, won the toss and chose to bowl first, unaware that his bowlers were about to be hammered by one of India’s best young talents. Though Riyan Parag dismissed Aman Khan for 15, Prithvi Shaw started digging in and delivered a modern-day T20 bashing knock.
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Shaw also shared a 114-run opening stand for the second wicket with Yashasvi Jaiswal (42) as Mumbai won by 61 runs with Assam bowled out for 169 in 19.3 overs. Shaw started the 2022/23 domestic season with a 113 for West Zone in their first Duleep Trophy match against Northeast Zone.
Shame on BCCI and selectors on wasting a generational talent Like Shaw
— Deciever18™5.0👾 (@SuperhitVK) October 14, 2022
Shaw had previously made 29 and an unbeaten 55 against Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram, respectively. Shaw started the 2022-23 domestic season with a 113 for West Zone in their first Duleep Trophy match against NorthEast Zone. In the semi-finals, he had knocks of 60 and 142 against Central Zone.
In the ongoing SMAT 2022, Shaw leads the chart in terms of runs. He has 218 runs in three games with an average of 109.00.
He has one hundred and fifty runs. So far, Shaw has hit 27 fours and 11 sixes.
Meanwhile, Mumbai is the leader of Elite Group A. All three games have been won by Mumbai (NRR +3.375).
This is not a Century, This is a STATEMENT#smat2022 https://t.co/RsEFXwPgNe pic.twitter.com/aH6YKseqFQ
— 🇮🇳Sai Swaroop🇮🇳 (@saiswaroop_45) October 14, 2022
According to reports, Shaw, who scored a Test century on debut against the West Indies in 2018, last appeared for India in July on a white-ball tour to Sri Lanka. Shaw scored only 283 runs in 10 innings for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022, including two fifties, and missed four matches at the end of the season due to typhoid. He also revealed that he has lost seven to eight kilograms in the last few months, in addition to making some lifestyle changes off the field.
What a shot from Prithvi Shaw …👏👏👏❤️#SMAT2022 #Cricket pic.twitter.com/v5lEExR2O3
— Abhijeet Andansare (@ImAbhijeet01) October 14, 2022
Shaw is the fourth batter in the tournament to hit a century. He joins Nitish Rana of Delhi, Devdutt Padikkal of Karnataka, and Ruturaj Gaikwad of Maharashtra in scoring a century.
Mumbai is in Group A of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, along with Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Railways, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Vidarbha, and will play all of their league games in Rajkot.