Ajinkya Rahane : Ajinkya Rahane began the 2023-24 season in style, smashing an unbeaten 76 (43b, 6×4, 3×6) to lead defending champions Mumbai to a commanding eight-wicket win over Haryana in Syed Mushtaq Ali’s T20 Group A opener. Cup at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Monday evening. Read the report given below to know all about Brilliant performance by ajinkya rahane in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy vs asaam. Ajinkya helped Mumbai to clinch there first win of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023 vs Asaam.
This year is shaping up to be a season where Rahane has completely turned his T20 batting around. Like in the IPL, Rahane came out with positive intent and started hitting the bowlers right from the start, driving pace from both sides and swinging, swinging and hitting the spinners.
Ajinkya Rahane was fortunate to be reduced to 57 in the 14th over when Haryana skipper Himanshu Rana took a simple chance through mid-on, but the 35-year-old was quick to rub salt in the bowler’s wounds with a superb pickup. shot a six a few balls later.
In Ajinkya Rahane’s attack, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal conceded 1-30 in three overs, while medium-pacer Harshal Patel, who was part of India’s T20 World Cup squad last year, took 0-30 in his three overs. Opening Haryana’s innings, Patel earlier scored a spirited 38 (27b, 3×4, 2×6) and added 67 off 47 balls with Ankit Kumar (36, 26b, 6×4).
Mumbai pacer Tushar Deshpande, who was Chennai Super Kings’ top scorer in IPL-2023 with 21 wickets in 16 games at an average of 26.85, had an off day as he took 0-48 from four overs. .
Brilliant efforts from all-rounder Tanush Kotian (3-19 in three overs) and seamer Mohit Avasth (2-15 in three overs) helped Mumbai restrict Haryana to 147 for five in 18 overs.