The Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final clash between Mumbai and Hyderabad was not short of drama, to say the least. After the controversial catch by Rohit Sharma, two of India's next generation stars Prithvi Shaw and Mohammed Siraj put on a show for the spectators.
The duo who were recently called up to India's ODI squad to face West Indies, engaged in a fierce battle on the field during the semi-final clash played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
While Mohammed Siraj kept impressing with the ball for Hyderabad, the Mumbai lad Prithvi Shaw let his bat do the talking. During the game, Siraj tested Shaw with a variety of deliveries. However, the young batsman was left unfazed by the persistent attacks launched at him.
Although, in the video, the young batsman who recently scored a maiden Test century against West Indies, can be seen indulging in some war of words with Mohammed Siraj, after the medium-pacer bowler tried to knock his confidence off with a couple of bouncers.
After the sledding, Prithvi Shaw responded brilliantly as he hammered Mohammed Siraj for a boundary and two sixes off the final three balls of his over. Here's the video of the incident:
As far as the semi-final clash was concerned, the controversial catch proved to be a major setback for Hyderabad as their batting line-up crumbled, post that incident. Skipper Ambati Rayudu failed to make an impact as he managed to score a paltry 11 runs off 17 balls, before being caught by Ajinkya Rahane off Royston Dias' delivery. However, Rohit Rayudu was the savior for Hyderabad as he scored a magnificent 121 runs off 132 balls which helped them post a challenging total of 246 runs.
In reply, Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw put up an exhibition of their batting prowess as they stitched together a 73-run partnership for the first wicket. After their dismissals, Shreyas Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane steered the ship for Mumbai putting them in a comfortable position, before rain stopped play. Eventually, Mumbai were declared winners via the VJD method.