- Rahane’s century against Saurashtra
- Stake claim for Sri Lanka series
Many questions were being raised regarding the form of Ajinkya Rahane, the former vice-captain of the Indian team. Discussion was going on for some time about his performance in Test cricket. There was also doubt about his place in the Test series against Sri Lanka. Rahane has answered all these things by playing a century against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy. Rahane has once again staked his claim for the Test team by scoring a century against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.
In the match being played in Ahmedabad, Ajinkya Rahane scored a century while recovering Mumbai’s innings from the initial setbacks. Mumbai lost their first 3 wickets for 44 runs in just 12 overs. After this, Mumbai’s experienced batsman Rahane has formed a big partnership with Sarfaraz Khan. Rahane hit 14 fours and 2 sixes in his century. He also scored a six to get from 93 to 99.
Sarfaraz Khan, who is supporting the experienced Rahane, has also scored a century. Sarfaraz Khan completed his century in 191 balls. Sarfaraz Khan, who was known for showing a quick game, handled Mumbai’s innings with Rahane, he batted with patience and hit 11 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Saurashtra Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, and Chirag Jani took 1-1 wickets. Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw became the victim of Jaydev Unadkat by scoring just 1 run.
Cheteshwar Pujara will also come out to bat for Saurashtra, if he also manages to play a big innings, then both the players will once again claim their place in the Test team in front of the team management. According to recent media reports, the team management has made up its mind to give preference to young players.