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RR vs GT: Watch – RR’s Experiment With Ravichandran Ashwin Fails; Gets Dismissed For 8

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Rajasthan Royals (RR) promoted Ravichandran Ashwin up to No. 3 against the Gujarat Titans (GT) in an experiment at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. Unfortunately for them, it failed to pay dividends.

GT was set a formidable target of 193 by the Rajasthan franchise courtesy of a stunning 52-ball 87 from Hardik Pandya. He was well aided by cameos from Abhinav Manohar and David Miller.

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Hardik Pandya. PHoto- IPL, Ravichandran Ashwin
Hardik Pandya. Photo- IPL

In response, RR began brilliantly with Jos Buttler scoring 44 of the 45 runs in the powerplay. Devdutt Padikkal was dismissed for a golden duck which saw Ashwin stride out to the crease in a surprise move.

He scored a massive six off Rashid Khan but his innings was cut short by Lockie Ferguson, who struck on his very first delivery. Ashwin smashed a full delivery towards cover-point where David Miller hung on to a brilliant reflex catch low towards his left.

He walked back after scoring 8 (8) and the experiment that failed to make sense ended up backfiring. Nevertheless, Buttler at the other end kept going and completed his fifty.

Matthew Wade for GT. PHoto- IPL
Matthew Wade for GT. PHoto- IPL

RR playing XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal

GT playing XI: Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal

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