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Kedar Jadhav made his comeback to the Ranji Trophy after an absence of three years by hitting 283 in his first-class debut match against Assam.

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On Thursday, Kedar Jadhav made his first appearance in the Ranji Trophy in over three years, as Maharashtra took the field against Assam in Pune. Jadhav batted for Maharashtra. In the match that served as his homecoming, he smashed a well-compiled double century. Jadhav, who had not participated in a First Class match since December 2019, hit the 200-run milestone on Day 3 of the fourth-round game with 19 fours and 12 sixes. Jadhav’s innings had a total of 32 boundaries.

Jadhav

Because Rahul Tripathi and Ruturaj Gaikwad needed to fulfil their commitments with their respective national teams, Jadhav was selected to replace them in the Maharashtra XI. This decision was made due to the fact that Jadhav had more experience than the other two players. When he stepped up to the plate, Maharashtra’s batting position was 95 for two as they attempted to catch up to Assam’s total of 274 runs scored in the first inning. Jadhav had already scored 144 runs by the close of play on Day 2, and he extended his dominant performance by scoring 183 runs off 187 balls before having to retire hurt on Day 3. However, after the fall of the fourth wicket in the batting order, Jadhav returned to his position at the batting crease.

Earlier in his career, he was a batter for the Chennai Super Kings.

The former Chennai Super Kings batsman was caught by Subham Mandal off of Riyan Parag’s bowling and was dismissed for a score of 283 after scoring at a rate of one run per delivery. In addition, Jadhav’s century was his first First Class century since late 2018 and his first score of 200 or more since his record-breaking Ranji Trophy season in 2013–2014. During that season, he emerged as the leading run-getter with 1223 runs in 17 innings. 

Jadhav’s century was also his first First Class century since late 2018. This was also Jadhav’s first century in the First Class competition since the latter half of 2018. During the 2012–2013 season, Jadhav’s greatest First Class score was 327, which he scored while playing against Uttar Pradesh. This performance was his personal best. Jadhav has represented India in 73 One-Day Internationals and 9 Twenty20 Internationals during the course of his career. He is the only Indian player to have have a batting average in one-day internationals of 40 or higher while also maintaining a strike rate of 100 or above (min. 1000 runs).

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