Ruturaj Gaikwad made a world record in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Quarter Finals match between Maharashtra and UP. Rituraj hit 7 sixes in a single over. Due to this, Gaikwad reached 220 runs in 159 balls. This is Rituraj’s first double-century in List-A cricket. Rituraj’s Maharashtra team gave Uttar Pradesh a target of 331 runs in 50 overs. Rituraj Gaikwad’s innings included 10 fours and 16 sixes. The rest of the team could not do anything special. At the same time, Rituraj scored 43 runs in the 49th over of the match. Maharashtra won the match by 58 runs and Rituraj became the man of the match. Let’s know how was Rituraj’s innings.
Rituraj’s first double century
Rituraj scored the first double-century of his career in the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Rituraj scored 220 runs in just 159 balls in the innings. Earlier, his best score was 187 not out. He played 109 balls to reach the century, while he scored the next 120 runs in only 50 balls. In the innings, Rituraj kept his strike rate above 138 while batting well. With the help of 220 runs, the team was able to reach a total of 330 runs. Rituraj Gaikwad has consistently performed well in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
7 sixes in one over
Rituraj Gaikwad hit 7 sixes in the 49th over, becoming the first batsman in the world to do so. He hit 43 runs in this over.
7 sixes like this
First six- On the very first ball of Shiva, Rituraj hit a six over long on.
Second six – Gaikwad hit the second flat six of the over towards the front.
Third six- The third ball was bowled short by Shiva Singh, on which Gaikwad hit an excellent six over the midwicket.
Fourth six – Rituraj hit the fourth six over long off.
Fifth six – Gaikwad also hit the fifth six over long off. This ball was a no ball.
Sixth six- Gaikwad hit a six on the free hit. This time he hit six over midwicket. With this, he also got a double century.
7th six – On the last ball of Shiva, Gaikwad hit the 7th six over the midwicket.
Uttar Pradesh batsman Aryan’s century innings
Uttar Pradesh’s deadly batsman Aryan Juyal also scored 159 runs in 143 balls for his team and almost made the match. At one time it seemed that the match would remain one-sided. Aryan hit 18 fours and 3 sixes in the innings. Juyal was caught out by Rajvardhan in the 46th over. Aryan batted at a strike rate of 111 in the match.