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‘Bhai sahab apne to kamal kar diya’ – Sanju Samson reacts on Rahul Tewatia’s special knock

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  • Sanju Samson lauded Rahul Tewatia for his incredible batting against KXIP on Sunday.

  • RR finished the epic chase with three balls to spare in the game.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Rahul Tewatia’s scintillating knock against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Sharjah on Sunday has become the talk of the town. From fans to cricket experts and former internationals, everyone is just in complete awe of Tewatia’s mind-blowing effort.

Chasing a stiff target of 224, Royals needed 51 from the last three overs. Many fans believed the game was over, but Tewatia had some other plans. The 27-year-old took charge and smashed five sixes in Sheldon Cottrel’s over, and changed the course of the match completely. Before being dismissed in the 19th over, Tewatia had done the damage with 53 off 31 balls including seven maximums.

In the end, Royals won the contest by four wickets and Tewatia’s name became the top trending topic of the internet.

Sanju Samson, who received the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his 85 off 42 balls heroics, admired the unreal effort of Tewatia. On next day of the match, Samson took to Twitter to appreciate the wonderful innings of his RR team-mate.

“What a match. What a Win…Hope everyone out there had an amazing Sunday night watching the game yesterday!! Both teams were at their best @kxipofficial and @rajasthanroyals ..And bhai Sahab Tewatia apne to kamal hi kardiya. And an amazing team effort,” Samson wrote on Twitter.

I knew I was one hit away: Tewatia

After the match against KXIP, both Tewatia and Samson chatted with each other where they discussed the fantastic game.

During the conversation, Tewatia revealed that he had confidence in himself and was just waiting for one hit to get into the groove.

“I came in pressure when I failed to time the shots. But the relieving thing was that you (Samson) were dealing in sixes. And when we needed 15 runs per over, I was just waiting for one hit. I knew if I could connect one shot timely, then I can hit a few more,” said Tewatia.

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Recent Match Report – Kent vs Glamorgan Group 3 2021

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Matt Quinn claimed the third Glamorgan wicket to fall but only 6.2 overs were possible

Glamorgan 64 for 3 trail Kent 307 by 243 runs

Glamorgan moved to 64 for 3 against Kent on day three of their LV= Insurance County Championship match at Canterbury, trailing by 243 at stumps after just 6.2 overs were possible due to a waterlogged outfield and then bad light.

Matt Quinn took the only wicket to fall, removing Joe Cooke for 10, leaving him with figures of 2 for 10. Billy Root and Kiran Carlson were the not out batsmen, on 26 and nought respectively.

Play was delayed until 5.19 pm after heavy overnight rain left several areas of the outfield unplayable, with umpire James Middlebrook’s shoes making an audible squelch as he strolled towards the pavilion to deliver the bad news following one of six pitch inspections.

When the action did finally get underway, with around 50 diehard fans still in the ground, Glamorgan resumed on 55 for 2 in reply to Kent’s 307 all out. Just five runs had been added when Quinn knocked back Cooke’s off stump in the 25th over, the batsman failing add to his overnight score.

Root initially looked more comfortable, driving Stevens for four through long-off but then surviving an appeal for caught behind off next delivery.

With the light deteriorating the players went off after just 24 minutes and with increasingly heavy rain falling, play was abandoned for the day. A bleak forecast for Sunday means the Group C game is almost certain to end in a draw.

David Hopps writes on county cricket for ESPNcricinfo @davidkhopps

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Recent Match Report – Lancashire vs Northants Group 3 2021

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Only 11 overs possible at wet Wantage Road, with Keaton Jennings the batter to fall

Lancashire 75 for 1 vs Northamptonshire

Gareth Berg made the only breakthrough for Northamptonshire as just 11 overs were possible on another rain-affected day of this LV= County Championship tie with Lancashire at Wantage Road.

The evergreen seamer found plenty of bounce and movement and claimed his 20th wicket of the season when he enticed Keaton Jennings to drive loosely at a ball outside off stump and edge through to wicketkeeper Adam Rossington, who took a comfortable catch.

With Jennings departing for 27, Alex Davies was joined by Luke Wells and the pair faced a testing spell from Berg and Ben Sanderson, fresh from their 19-wicket demolition of Sussex two weeks ago. They maintained pressure, beating the bat regularly and making it difficult to score.

Davies did manage to break the shackles briefly by cutting a rare wide one from Sanderson for four and later driving him through midwicket for another boundary. By the time play was called off Lancashire had advanced to 75 for 1 after 28.1 overs.

The start of play was delayed until 2.30pm due to a wet outfield after the whole of the second day was lost to heavy rain. Jennings and Davies were resuming on 59 without loss, their fourth 50 opening stand of the season.

After further interruptions due to showers, the umpires called stumps shortly after 4pm following further rain and hail which turned the outfield white as the players left the field.

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WATCH: Chris Cooke comically bumps into stumps during a County Championship match against Kent

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In the ongoing Group 3 match between Kent and Glamorgan of County Championship 2021 at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, a funny incident involving Glamorgan wicketkeeper captain Chris Cooke captured everyone’s attention.

It all happened in the 28th over of Kent’s first innings bowled by Australian pacer Michael Neser. The fast-bowler bowled a short of a good length delivery around the middle and leg stump which was tapped by Sam Billings down to fine leg for a single.

The fielder collected the ball and threw it towards the strikers’ end. Cooke, who was standing behind the wickets, quickly came near the stumps to collect the red leather. The throw was a bit off target and while catching the ball, the wicketkeeper ended up crashing over the stumps before falling onto the ground. As soon as Cooke fell, his teammates couldn’t control their emotions and burst out in laughter.

Here is the video:

Darren Stevens rescues Kent with a sensational ton

After winning the toss, Glamorgan asked Kent to bat first and bundled them out for 307 runs. 45-year-old Darren Stevens was the main highlight in Kent’s innings. The senior lad went on to score 190 from 145 deliveries rescuing his team, which was struggling for 128/8 at one stage.

Stevens formed a 166-run partnership for the 9th wicket with tailender Miguel Cummins, who contributed with just 1 run. It became the highest first-class partnerships in which one player scored more than 90% of the runs.

Stevens smashed 15 fours and as many sixes to score 150 runs by just boundaries out of his total 190 runs knock.

In reply, Glamorgan have made 55/2 in 19.4 overs before the wet outfield stopped play. Stevens, who shined with the bat, proved his mettle in the bowling as well. The all-rounder dismissed Australian batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne for just 11 runs.

WATCH: Chris Cooke comically bumps into stumps during a County Championship match against Kent

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