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Rituraj Gaikwad scored a century against Samson’s team, did this feat for the second time in 7 days

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Rituraj Gaikwad scored third century of T20 career
Played a blistering innings of 114 runs against Kerala

New Delhi. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored another century in T20 cricket. In the T20 Mushtaq Ali Trophy (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022-23) on Tuesday, Rituraj scored an excellent 114 against Sanju Samson’s team Kerala. On the basis of his century, Maharashtra also registered a big win against Kerala by 40 runs. This is the third century of his T20 career. Playing first in the match, Maharashtra scored 167 runs for 4 wickets. In reply, Kerala’s team could only score 127 runs for 8 wickets. Captain Samson could not show the bat amazing and got out after scoring 3 runs. Earlier, Rituraj had also scored 112 against Services on 12 October. That is, he scored his second century in 7 days.

In the match, Maharashtra captain Rituraj Gaikwad won the toss and elected to bat. Rituraj and Pawan Shah added 84 runs for the first wicket in 11.3 overs. Pawan was dismissed for 31 runs off 29 balls. Rahul Tripathi was dismissed after scoring zero runs off 2 balls. Meanwhile, Rituraj completed his century off 61 balls. Hit 7 fours and 6 sixes. In the end, he was dismissed after scoring 114 off 68 balls. The strike rate was 168. Hit 8 fours and 7 sixes.

Joseph took 3 wickets
Azim Qazi remained unbeaten on 14 off 17 balls and 8 runs off 4 balls. Left-arm spinner Sijomon Joseph bowled well for Kerala. He gave only 18 runs in 4 overs and took 3 wickets. Other bowlers were expensive. In reply, Kerala opener Rohan Kunumal scored a half-century. But wickets kept falling from one side continuously. He was dismissed after scoring 58 off 44 balls.

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Mohammad Azaruddin scored 5, Sachin Baby scored 4 and Sanju Samson scored 3. Joseph scored an unbeaten 18 to take the score beyond 120 runs. For Maharashtra, left-arm spinner Satyajit Bachav took 3 wickets for 11 runs in 4 overs. Azim Qazi took 2 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs.

Tags: Kerala, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Team India

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