IPL 2023: Ajinkya Rahane, contrary to his style, played a brisk innings and scored a stormy half-century. On the basis of his innings, Chennai has scored its highest score of this season.
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Kolkata: Ajinkya Rahane has once again shown the power of his bat and has played a surprising innings. Rahane scored a stormy half-century against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday in IPL-2023 and the shots he played during this were worth watching. This is Rahane’s second half-century of this season. On the basis of his stormy innings, Chennai scored the highest score of this season. Chennai has scored 235 runs losing four wickets in this match.
This is the third time this season when Chennai has crossed the 200 mark. In the last two matches, when Chennai crossed 200, it won. It seems very impossible for Kolkata Knight Riders to achieve the score that Chennai has scored in this match. Rahane has played this innings at Kolkata’s home Eden Gardens.
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Fifty off 24 balls
Chennai did not get a good start in this match. Rituraj Gaikwad had returned to the pavilion early. Then Rahane got down and started fighting as soon as he came. Rahane completed his half-century in just 24 balls. Earlier, Rahane scored a half-century while playing against Mumbai Indians. In that match, Rahane hit a half-century in just 19 balls. Rahane was seen playing against Kolkata in the same fashion. He shared an 85-run partnership with Shivam Dubey, who scored 50 runs.
He thrashed Varun Chakraborty fiercely in the 19th over of this match and hit a four with two sixes. He did not spare any Kolkata bowler. Rahane showed that avatar in this match which is not expected from him. In this match, Rahane played an inning of 71 runs in 29 balls which included six fours and five sixes.
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Last season, Kolkata Knight Riders did not give Rahane many chances. This season the team did not retain him. Rahane has been running out of Team India for a long time. Rahane definitely wants to make a comeback in Team India and this IPL season he is seen in a different avatar. The kind of batting that Rahane is doing this season is of a different level, it was not Rahane’s identity but Rahane has worn aggression and scored runs in a stormy manner.