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Rahul Tripathi Plays A Blitzkrieg Knock In Ahmedabad
By CricShots - Feb 1, 2023 10:10 pm
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The T20I series decider between hosts India and New Zealand got off to a blistering start in front of a full house at the Narendra Modi Stadium, owing to the early assault of Rahul Tripathi on the Kiwi bowlers. Tripathi fell short of a deserved half-century after providing a solid start to the home side.

Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi has been brilliant in Ahmedabad

Team India started off slowly after Ishan Kishan failed to impress for a third consecutive time. Despite that early wicket, the home side ensured a successful powerplay, thanks to a rollicking stand between Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. Gill was the aggressor initially before his batting partner decided to go hell for the leather.

Tripathi, who endured a tough time in the opening two matches, was creating havoc for the Kiwi bowlers with his constant movement at the crease. While Shubman Gill smashed Blair Tickner for three boundaries in his first over, Tripathi dished out two eye-catching strikes in the very next over against Lockie Ferguson. He was threatening to take the game away from the visitors before Ish Sodhi put an end to his breathtaking 44 off just 22 deliveries.

While Rahul Tripathi was visibly disappointed with his shot selection, falling one big shot away from a blistering half-century, he had provided a brilliant platform for the incoming Suryakumar Yadav. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill managed to register his maiden century in the format, ensuring a brisk scoring rate for his side. He was joined by the Indian skipper Hardik Pandya in the middle after the departure of Suryakuamar Yadav following a swift cameo.

Twitterati expressed their sentiments on social media over the incident after the dismissal and praised the batter for his explosive knock of 44 runs from 22 balls.