Deodhar Trophy 2019/20: Ruturaj Gaikwad And Baba Aparajith’s Twin Centuries Guide India B To Win Opening Game
In the opening game of the Deodhar Trophy 2019/20, India B clinched a big victory against India A at Ranchi. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad and the middle-order batsman Baba Aparajith‘s centuries helped India B to post the 300+ first innings total and that led the team to the easy victory.
After winning the toss, India A captain Hanuma Vihari decided to field first. While the India B opener Priyank Panchal scored just three runs, the next batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 31 runs. Then, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Baba Aparajith provided a strong third-wicket partnership of 158 runs. Both these batsmen hit centuries in that innings.
Opener Gaikwad scored 113 runs off 122 balls (8 fours and 4 sixes). Meanwhile, Aparajith played the run-a-ball knock of 101 runs with the help of six fours and two sixes. At the late moment of that innings, Vijay Shankar (26 off 16 balls) and Krishnappa Gowtham (19 off 8 balls) played the brilliant cameo knocks. India B finally managed to score 302/6 in 50 overs.
India B restricted India A to 194 runs
Chasing down that big target, India A lost their wickets in regular intervals. They only managed to score 194 runs (47.2 overs) before getting all-out, including the absent hurt of Sandeep Warrier. India B won this game by 108 runs and earned a solid four-point.
Captain Hanuma Vihari scored 59 runs in that innings. Apart from him, opener Abhimanyu Easwaran (20 runs), Amandeep Khare (25 runs) and the wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan (26 runs) reached the 20-run mark in that innings.
During that second innings of the match, three dismissals were run-out, including a casual dismissal of Jaydev Unadkat.
Among the India B bowlers, the left-arm medium-pacer Roosh Kalaria (3/20) scalped three wickets. Also, the right-arm pacer Mohammed Siraj (2/30) bagged two wickets.
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