IPL 2022: Rituraj Gaikwad scored his first half-century, trying to overcome the failure of 5 matches in a single innings


Pune. Rituraj Gaikwad has finally made a great comeback in IPL 2022. They were failing miserably in the first 5 matches. In one match of the tournament (IPL 2022), this young batsman of Chennai Super Kings scored a half-century against Gujarat Titans. In the match, Gujarat won the toss and decided to bowl. Captain Hardik Pandya is not playing this match due to injury. Rashid Khan is captaining in his place. He is debuting as a captain. Gujarat has won 4 out of 5 matches before this match and the team is on top of the table. On the other hand, CSK’s team has been able to win only one match out of 5.

Rituraj Gaikwad completed his fifty off 37 balls. He was dismissed after scoring 73 runs in 48 balls. Hit 5 fours and 5 sixes. The team has scored 135 runs for 4 wickets in 17 overs till the time of writing the news. Earlier, he had scored 0, 1, 1, 16 and 17 runs in 5 innings. That is, only 35 runs in 5 innings. In the last IPL season, he performed brilliantly and scored the highest 635 runs. He also captured the Orange Cap. Due to this, the team of CSK was successful in winning the title for the fourth time. But the team was defeated in the first four matches of the current season.

Scored more than 50 runs for the 18th time

This is the overall 69th T20 match of 25-year-old Rituraj Gaikwad. He had scored 2109 runs at an average of 35 before this match. Had one century and 16 half-centuries. That is, he scored more than 50 runs for the 18th time. Strike rate is of 133. He has hit more than 200 fours and more than 60 sixes. He had performed brilliantly in the Vijay Hazare ODI tournament recently. But he could not do anything amazing in the first 5 matches of IPL. In such a situation, this match is also important for the team to remain in the race for the playoffs.

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However, CSK did not have a good start in the match. Robin Uthappa was dismissed by Mohammed Shami for just 3 runs. Moeen Ali, who landed at number-3, also failed. He became the victim of Alzarri Joseph by scoring one run. Rituraj and Ambati Rayudu took the team by adding 92 runs for the third wicket. Rayudu was dismissed after scoring 46 runs off 31 balls.

Tags: Chennai super kings, Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya, IPL, IPL 2022, Ruturaj Gaikwad

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