Unstoppable Ruturaj Gaikwad churned out a 3rd century at the trot however the Maharashtra skipper’s effort went in useless as they went all the way down to Kerala via 4 wickets of their workforce D conflict of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in Rajkot on Saturday. Proceeding his blistering variety, the Maharashtra opener slammed 124 from 129 balls to lend a hand Maharashtra get better from some early jitters after they misplaced two wickets for 22 within six overs. Gaikwad hit 9 fours and 3 sixes and were given out to debutant seamer Suresh Vishweshar within the forty sixth over whilst seeking to step up the run-rate.
It value them expensive as Maharashtra controlled simply 42 runs within the final-five to notch a below-par 291/8 within the stipulated 50 overs.
On Gaikwad’s day, it was once Kerala seamer M D Nidheesh who stole the display with a surprising 5/49 together with the essential leap forward of the damaging Rahul Tripahi, who fell one run shy of century.
The Maharashtra vice-captain took 108 for his 99 and appeared chic with slamming 11 fours as he together with his skipper placed on an entertaining 195-run stand for the 3rd wicket to rebuild their innings.
Nidheesh additionally disregarded the in-form Naushad Shaikh for 5, whilst the debutant Suresh took the prized scalp of Gaikwad as Maharashtra did not become independent from within the demise overs to stay below the 300-mark.
In answer, Kerala had a jittery begin to be decreased to 4/35 in 10.3 overs however Vishnu Vinod held composure and led the chase with a 82-ball unbeaten 100 (8×4, 2×6).
He were given a high quality fortify from Sjomon Joseph gave a high quality corporate with 71 no longer out from 70 balls (2×4, 4×6). The duo placed on an undefeated 174-run stand to persuade the crew house in 48.5 overs.
Gaikwad now has 414 runs to his identify in 3 innings at an insane moderate of 207 to make his case even more potent for the approaching South Africa ODI collection.
Gaikwad, who opens for Chennai Tremendous Kings, had a record-breaking run within the IPL, accumulating 635 runs in CSK’s run to the fourth identify within the UAE.
Gaikwad was once some of the 4 gamers to be retained via CSK together with MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali.
Maharashtra 291/8; 50 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 124, Rahul Tripathi 99; MD Nidheesh 5/49, Basil Thampi 2/56) misplaced to Kerala 294/6; 48.5 overs (Vishnu Vinod 100 no longer out, Sijomon Joseph 71 no longer out, Jalaj Saxena 44, Sanju Samson 42) via 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) via 77 runs.
Chhattisgarh 302/4; 50 overs (Harpreet Singh 113, Sanjeet Desai 106) beat Chandigarh 258; 48.2 overs (Manan Vohra 77, Arjit Pannu 54; Sourabh Majumdar 4/52, Sumit Ruikar 3/46) via 44 runs.
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