Ruturaj Gaikwad's record-breaking 7 sixes: Sneak peek into the Vijay Hazare Trophy Quarterfinals


Aryan Surana

Miracles, menace, and unforeseen accidents—the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinals gave the cricket-loving audience an unforgettable week. And, probably, the biggest highlight of this season is Ruturaj Gaikwad's record-breaking 7 sixes in just 6 balls!

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This week has been a significant one with drastic ups and downs. The opening batsman for Maharashtra certainly gave Uttar Pradesh a run for its money. And, despite the record-breaking performance of Narayan Jagadeesan throughout the tournament, Tamil Nadu still lost to Saurashtra.

The crowd's presence and online chatter further demonstrate the tournament's cricket fever. And in today's post, we'll be looking at some of the key highlights of the week so far in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Vijay Hazare Trophy Quarterfinals' Key Highlights—A Sneak Peek

This Monday was indeed full of action in the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinals, with Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir getting knocked out of the tournament. Let's revisit some of the key moments from the tournament.

Ruturaj Creates History in the Match against Uttar Pradesh

Ruturaj Gaikwad, the opening batsman for Maharashtra, was at the top of his game against Uttar Pradesh in the current Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal. His undefeated 220-run performance assisted his team in scoring 330 runs in the innings.

However, his greatest innings came in the last over of the match, when he hit 43 runs from the delivery of Shiva Singh. Ruturaj Gaikwad blasted seven straight sixes in this over.

The fifth ball of the over was a no-ball, and even the free-hit also went for a six. Thus, he pulled the unimaginable and took 43 runs off the over.

Tamil Nadu Lost Against Saurashtra Despite Having a Good Batting Lineup

Tamil Nadu's Narayan Jagadeesan has been the batsman with the most runs (830) so far in this tournament. Before today's match, Jagadeesan scored 822 runs in seven games in this competition with an average of 164.4 and the best list-A top score of 277 in the cup's history.

Surely, the pressure was getting to this budding star, as he was out (LBW) for only 8 runs in Chetan Sakariya's delivery.

Tamil Nadu was chasing 294 runs and was dismissed for 249 after Chirag Jani took three wickets. Parth Bhut and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja of Saurashtra also shared four wickets between them.