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WATCH – Why Ajinkya Rahane Celebrated His Century At 97?
By CricShots - Oct 27, 2018 10:19 pm
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India’s Test deputy skipper Ajinkya Rahane was leading the India C in the final of the Deodhar Trophy 2018 against India B and fortunately, he ended up on the winning side at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. In a high-scoring match, Rahane played a captain’s knock by scoring a phenomenal century (144 off 156 balls), helping his team register a mammoth 352/7 at the end of 50 overs.

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Ajinkya Rahane celebrating his century

While the match witnessed three players scoring big centuries, Ajinkya Rahane’s century celebration became the spotlight of the match. Rahane guided the ball towards long-on in the 37th over to take a single and raised his bat to celebrate his century. However, the commentators were quick to spot that according to their scorers, Rahane was still few runs short.

Rahane’s teammate Suresh Raina too gestured towards Rahane that he was still three runs short of his century. In reply, Rahane smiled and went on with the game. Here is the video of the happenings:

With the help of the big centuries from Rahane and Ishan Kishan (114 runs of 87 balls), India C set a 353-run target to India B. Other than Rahane and Ishan Kishan, only Shubman Gill (26) and Suryakumar Yadav (39) reached the double figure mark.

Jaydev Unadkat was the pick of the bowlers for India B as he ended the match with figures of 3/52 in his quota 10 overs. Deepak Chahar and Mayank Markande chipped in with two wickets apiece.

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During the chase, captain Shreyas Iyer (148 off 114 balls) fought the lone battle as India B kept losing wickets at regular intervals.ย For India C, Pappu Roy ended the match with figures of 3/75, while Navdeep Saini, Rajneesh Gurbani, and Vijay Shankar picked two wickets each.

Rahane has been included in India’s 18-man squad for the four-match Test series against Australia, starting December 6. He has also been named as the captain for the India A team for First four day game against New Zealand A announced.