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India in Australia: Virat Kohli’s CK Nayudu XI beats KL Rahul’s Ranjitsinhji XI by 5 wickets

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In an intra-squad practice match between Virat Kohli’s CK Nayudu XI and KL Rahul’s Ranjitsinhji XI, the former’s team won by 5 wickets.

India captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul (Reuters Image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Virat Kohli’s team defeated KL Rahul’s team in an intra-squad match
  • Kohli and Rahul starred with the bat for their respective teams
  • Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan opener for KL Rahul’s team

In an 40-over per side intra-squad match between Virat Kohli-led CK Nayudu XI and KL Rahul’s Ranjitsinhji XI, the former’s team won by 5 wickets in Sydney on Sunday. The warm-up match was part of India’s preparation for the upcoming white-ball fixtures which starts from November 27.

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Indian Cricket Team’s official Instagram handle shared the news of the match in a series of pictures Stories. According to the Instagram stories, the start of the match was interrupted by a passing shower.

Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal opened the batting for KL Rahul’s Ranjitsinhji XI which posted a total of 235 runs on the board. KL Rahul led from the front and fired 83 runs off just 66 balls.

In reply, Virat Kohli’s CK Nayudu XI chased down the target with 26 balls remaining. Young openers Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill started the innings for India captain’s side before the 32-year-old himself chipped in with a fluent 58-ball 91 knock.

According to the pictures shared, KL Rahul donned the gloves for his team, while Ravichandran Ashwin remained unbeaten for the victorious side.

Here are the pictures from the match:

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