Ajinkya Rahane has once again knocked on the door to return to Team India by scoring a double century against North East Zone in the Duleep Trophy.

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Ajinkya Rahane&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credits:&nbspTwitter

Headlines

  • Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ajinkya Rahane rock the Duleep Trophy

  • Prithvi Shaw scored a brilliant century, Rahane made a double century and claimed his return to the Test team

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal caught the attention of the selectors by scoring a double century

Chennai: Ajinkya Rahane, who is out of the Indian Test team due to poor form, has claimed a comeback in the Duleep Trophy by scoring a double century in the quarter-finals against NorthEast Zone while playing for West Zone. Apart from him, young batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal also tried to attract the attention of the selectors by scoring a double century. At the end of the second day’s play, West Zone scored 590 runs for the loss of two wickets in their first innings against Northeast Zone on the second day of the quarter-final match.

At the end of the day’s play, Rahane remained unbeaten on 207 runs in 264 balls with the help of 18 fours and six sixes. Rahul Tripathi is supporting him by scoring 25 runs. Earlier, Yashasvi Jaiswal got out after scoring 228 and Prithvi Shaw scored 113 runs. Due to rain, only 25 overs could be played on the first day but Prithvi Shaw presented a blazing batting performance in the same number of overs.

Prithvi Shaw scored a brilliant century
On the second day, the West Zone team went ahead with the score of 116 runs without any loss. Prithvi Shaw made 61 and Jaiswal led their respective innings by 55 runs. Prithvi took a more aggressive approach and along with Jaiswal took the team’s score past 200 runs. He also completed a century during this period.

206-run partnership between Shaw-Jaiswal
After completing his century, Prithvi was soon caught by wicketkeeper Ashish Thapa off Ankur Malik. After Shaw was dismissed, the 206-run partnership between him and Jaiswal for the first wicket came to an end. Prithvi hit 11 fours and five sixes during his aggressive century of 113 runs in 121 balls.

West Zone scored 474 runs in 98 overs on the second day.
Ajinkya Rahane and Jaiswal, who came to bat after Shaw’s dismissal, opened another marathon partnership. The duo put on 333 for the second wicket and scored runs against the northeast bowlers at will. Rongsen Jonathan caught Jaiswal’s innings at the hands of Bisworjit Konthojam. He hit 22 fours and three sixes in his innings of 321 balls. Rahane then took the innings forward with Tripathi. He also completed his double century during this period. On the second day, the West Zone team took full advantage of the clear weather and made 474 runs in 98 overs, filling the first day’s play.

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