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Gaikwad’s unbeaten century places Maharashtra in command vs TN

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CHENNAI:  Ruturaj Gaikwad’s century (118 batting) and half-centuries by veteran Kedar Jadhav (56) and Azim Kazi (87 batting) put Maharashtra in management towards Tamil Nadu on Day 1 of the Elite Group B Ranji Trophy match performed in Pune. Maharashtra have been comfortably positioned at 350 for six in 83 overs at stumps.

Put in to bat Maharashtra had a poor begin shedding Siddhesh Veer and Rahul Tripathi cheaply. Sadly Gaikwad too retired damage whereas on 23 as a result of a swelling within the arm. That is when Jadhav put his expertise to efficient use and did the rescue act alongside together with his skipper Ankit Bawne (45).

”Happy with the best way we performed and put runs on the board. We had a little bit of ups and downs, however we’re in a superb place and want to consolidate on  Wednesday morning,” mentioned Bawne.

After Kedar and Ankit’s exit, Gaikwad got here in and together with Azim registered a giant partnership to harm the psyche of the TN assault.

”Ruturaj is an excellent participant throughout codecs. The large factor is that he thrives beneath stress. As soon as within the center session once we misplaced a few wickets, however he (Ruturaj) got here again, regarded stable and with Azim had a fantastic stand.” added Bawne. “What separates Ruturaj from others is the starvation to attain runs. His want to excel in each format in any respect ranges makes him a priceless participant for any workforce that he performs for. He continually tries to lift the bar and this helps him enhance his high quality of play.”

At one stage, it regarded like a TNCA league sport between Jolly Rovers and Vijay CC is in progress as many gamers that includes for TN and Maharashtra additionally play within the league. ”Enjoying for Jolly Rovers helped me put together for Ranji. I thank Bharath Reddy Sir and the Chemplast group for giving me a possibility to play within the TNCA league. Enjoying within the TNCA league helped me counter the TN bowlers effectively on Tuesday,” mentioned Bawne.  

The Tamil Nadu assault was good solely in patches. Sandeep Warrier’s return did add spice to the assault. Nonetheless, one couldn’t perceive the TN workforce’s technique and logic as S Ajith Ram included within the squad as a specialist bowler was introduced into the assault solely within the sixty fifth over.

”Sandeep Warrier bowled effectively. The Tamil Nadu bowlers bowled effectively within the center session and picked up some wickets. After that Ruturaj brilliantly performed a counter-attacking sport,” opined Bawne.

This season, Tamil Nadu has allowed the No 6 or 7 to attain runs after packing off the highest order and it continued as Kazi got here up with a gritty unbeaten half-century. ”The wicket just isn’t that straightforward to play. One must work laborious on that floor. The primary hour might be essential on Wednesday. We have to play effectively that session and attempt to put one other 150 to 200 runs on the board,” signed off Bawne.

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