Robin Uthappa (81, 55b, 8×4, 4×6) starred for the second match in a row as Kerala defeated Uttar Pradesh by three wickets in a Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group C match at the Alur Ground near here on Monday.
Uttar Pradesh, who was asked to bat, scored 283, with sizeable contributions from Abhishek Goswami (54, 63b, 4×4, 2×6), Priyam Garg (57, 59b, 5×4) and Akshdeep Nath (68, 60b, 9×4).
Sreesanth, though expensive, claimed five wickets (9.4-0-65-5), with four of them coming at the death. Uttar Pradesh crossed 250 in the 46th over and seemed well placed for an end-overs heist with set batsman Nath still at the crease. Sreesanth foiled the plan as he struck twice each in the 48th and 50th overs to limit the damage Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Co. could do.
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In reply, Kerala chased the target down with seven balls to…