Gaikwad’s Ton Goes In Vain As Maharashtra Lose To Kerala By 4 Wickets
Rajkot: Unstoppable Ruturaj Gaikwad spun out a third century on the trot however the Maharashtra captain’s effort went in vain as they dropped to Kerala by four wickets in their team D clash of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in Rajkot on Saturday. Continuing his blistering type, the Maharashtra opener slammed 124 from 129 rounds to aid Maharashtra recover from some early anxieties when they lost two arches for 22 inside 6 overs. Gaikwad struck nine fours and three sixes as well as went out to debutant seamer Suresh Vishweshar in the 46th over while attempting to step up the run-rate.
It cost them dear as Maharashtra managed just 42 runs in the final-five to scratch a below-par 291/8 in the stated 50 overs.On Gaikwad’s day, it was Kerala seamer M D Nidheesh that stole the program with a stunning 5/49 including the important advancement of the unsafe Rahul Tripahi, who fell one run shy of century.The Maharashtra vice-captain took 108 for his 99 and also
looked stylish with pounding 11 fours as he together with his skipper placed on an enjoyable 195-run represent the 3rd wicket to rebuild their innings.Nidheesh additionally rejected the in-form Naushad Shaikh for 5, while the debutant Suresh took the treasured scalp of Gaikwad as Maharashtra stopped working to damage free in the fatality overs to remain under the 300-mark. In reply, Kerala had an anxious beginning to be lowered to 4/35 in 10.3 overs yet Vishnu Vinod held calmness
and also led the chase with a 82-ball unbeaten 100 (8×4, 2×6 ). He got a fine support from Sjomon Joseph gave a fine firm with 71 not out from 70 rounds (2×4, 4×6).
The duo placed on an unbeaten 174-run stand to steer the team house in 48.5 overs.Gaikwad now has 414 runs to his name in 3 innings at a ridiculous average of 207 to make his case also more powerful for the upcoming South Africa ODI series.Gaikwad, that opens for Chennai Super Kings, had a record-breaking run in the IPL, amassing 635 runs in CSK’s go to the 4th title in the UAE.Gaikwad was amongst the four gamers
to be retained by CSK in addition to MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja as well as Moeen Ali.Brief ratings: Maharashtra 291/8; 50 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 124, Rahul Tripathi 99; MD Nidheesh 5/49, Basil Thampi 2/56)shed to Kerala 294/6; 48.5 overs(Vishnu Vinod 100 not out, Sijomon Joseph 71 not out, Jalaj Saxena 44, Sanju Samson 42)by 4 wickets.Madhya Pradesh 330/7; 50 overs(Abhishek Bhandari 106, Venkatesh Iyer 71, Shubham Sharma 70; Ankit Manor 2/50, Akash Madhwal 2/58, Agrim Tiwari 2/78 )beat Uttarakhand 253/9; 50 overs(Dikshanshu Negi 75, Jay Bista 53; Puneet Datey 3/35, Kumar Kartikeya 2/43, Venkatesh 2/58)by
77 runs.Promoted Chhattisgarh 302/4; 50 overs (Harpreet Singh 113, Sanjeet Desai 106 )defeated Chandigarh 258; 48.2 overs(Manan Vohra 77, Arjit Pannu 54; Sourabh Majumdar 4/52, Sumit Ruikar 3/46) by 44 runs.Topics discussed in this post Published at Sat, 11 Dec 2021 06:47:02 -0600