Punekar Rituraj’s Rada in Ahmedabad! He scored a fifty in just 23 balls, a special feat, just read the news
Punekar Rituraj Gaikwad shined in the very first match of the Indian Premier League 2023 tournament. Rituraj scored a half-century in this match to become the first-ever half-century in IPL 2023. Interestingly, he became the third batsman to score a maiden half-century for Chennai Super Kings in an IPL season. Let’s find out in detail…
Rituraj’s storming half-century
It happened that Hardik Pandya of Gujarat Titans won the coin toss and invited Chennai Super Kings to bat in this match which was played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chennai got off to a bad start this time. The team got their first blow in the form of Devon Conway on 14 runs. However, opener Ruturaj Gaikwad completed his half-century by fighting the team’s gap from one side.
First FIFTY of #TATAIPL 2023 goes to @Ruutu1331 😎
He brings his half-century with a MAXIMUM and the #CSK opener is looking in solid touch 🔥
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 31, 2023
Rituraj Gaikwad scored 50 runs in just 23 balls in the match. He also hit 3 fours and 5 sixes during this run.
Half century for Chennaiyin
Interestingly, as Rituraj scored his first half-century of the IPL 2023 tournament, he became the third Chennai batsman to score his first half-century in an IPL season. Before that, Suresh Raina had scored the first half-century for Chennai in the opening match of 2021. Then in the second match of IPL 2022, MS Dhoni got the honor of scoring the first half-century for Chennai.
First half-century player for Chennai
IPL 2021- Suresh Raina
IPL 2022- MS Dhoni
IPL 2023- Rituraj Gaikwad*
Chennai’s score after 13 overs
Chennai Super Kings scored 121 runs for the loss of 4 wickets after 13 overs. In this, Moeen Ali was dismissed with 23 runs, while Ambati Rayudu could contribute 12 runs. Apart from him, Ben Stokes was dismissed for 7 runs. Also, Rituraj Gaikwad is unbeaten on 76 runs. He scored these runs in 36 balls with the help of 4 fours and 8 sixes. Also, Shivam Dubey is also on the pitch to support Rituraj. (Ruturaj Gaikwad Hit Fifty In Just 23 Balls Against GT In IPL 2023)
One wicket, many records! As soon as Shami blew away Conway’s sticks, there was a special record in the name, watch the video
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