Unmatched innings on a difficult pitch, KL Rahul overshadows South Africa

India defeated South Africa by eight wickets in the first match and made a great start to the series with this. In this victory of Team India, the vice-captain of the team has shone fiercely.

KL Rahul scored a brilliant half-century in the first match. (BCCI Photo)

The Indian cricket team defeated South Africa by eight wickets on the difficult pitch of Thiruvananthapuram. The bowlers wreaked havoc on the pitch of the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. It was getting difficult for the batsmen to score runs on this pitch, but on this pitch the vice-captain of Team India KL Rahul Played such an innings which became the reason for the victory of the hosts.

KL Rahul returns unbeaten. He gave victory to the team by hitting a brilliant six on the fourth ball of the 17th over on South African spinner Tabrez Shamsi and also completed his half-century. Rahul played an unbeaten 51 runs in this match in which he faced 56 balls and hit four sixes in addition to two fours.

one end held

Team India’s bowlers did not allow South Africa to score big. On a difficult pitch, the visiting team somehow managed to score 106 runs. The target was easy to see but the way the wicket was behaving, it was very difficult. In such a situation, Kagiso Rabada sent Rohit Sharma to the pavilion without opening the account. Then even Virat Kohli was not able to do much and became the victim of Enrique Norkhia after scoring three runs. In such a situation, a big responsibility had come on Rahul, which he performed very well.

KL Rahul held one end. He took some time to establish his footing and then scored runs smoothly. Suryakumar Yadav was with him. Surya also took some time to establish his footing and then batted aggressively. Seeing Suryakumar’s aggressive style, Rahul let him play his game and started rotating the strike. Both these batsmen gave the team victory by sharing 93 runs for the third wicket.

hope from rahul

Rahul was out for a long time due to injury. He again made a comeback from the Zimbabwe series but was not very successful. Even in the Asia Cup-2022, his bat did not play much. He was successful in scoring a fifty against Afghanistan. In the first match against Australia, he scored a half-century but then lost his momentum. There is a consistency problem with Rahul. After this innings, it is expected that Rahul will maintain consistency in his game.

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after the match Rahul Regarding the wicket and his innings, he said, “It was not an easy wicket to bat on. I wanted to face the challenge and lead the team to victory. When the bowlers performed like this, it became easy for the batsmen. ,