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aaron finch rocks !!!

Admittedly, it was set up by an excellent first over by Praveen Kumar but Dhawal Kulkarni came up with a perfect follow-up, and finishing act, to remove Rohit Sharma. Praveen had tested Rohit with a series of away swingers with the occasional incoming delivery. Rohit was once squared up by a fuller outswinger that got the leading edge. Kulkarni followed it up smartly with full deliveries, and though Rohit timed the first through covers, he was swallowed at square-leg by a fullish delivery that came in a bit which he ended up flicking around the front pad. Kulkarni kept Hardik Pandya honest with seaming deliveries that went this way and the other, before he had his man with a bouncer that was tamely pulled to Jakati again. At the end of his career, Kulkarni might well wonder whether he has done full justice to his innate talent. On his good days — that seems to occur when the batsmen don’t go after him as something does break down in his bowling when he is collared initially — he manages to seam the ball both ways, and even get the ball to curve away a touch in the air albeit slightly early in its trajectory. He even chipped in a vital game-turning four in the final over. With 8 needed of four, Kulkarni blasted a length delivery from Jasprit Bumrah over mid-off to ease the nerves in the Gujarat camp. They had needed 11 when the final over started and Kulkarni not only smashed that boundary but also rotated the strike next ball to bring back Aaron Finch on strike, who calmly finished off the job.
Posted in on April 17 at 10:32 AM

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