IND vs SA LIVE: Despite match-winning effort, KL Rahul reignites strike rate debate with slowest fifty vs SA – Watch Highlights

IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul slowest 50 – KL Rahul played a crucial knock as India clinched a comfortable 8-wicket win…

IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul reignites strike rate debate with slowest fifty vs SA - Watch Highlights
IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul reignites strike rate debate with slowest fifty vs SA - Watch Highlights

IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul slowest 50 – KL Rahul played a crucial knock as India clinched a comfortable 8-wicket win over Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. Chasing a modest 107, the Indian vice-captain stitched a valuable partnership with Suryakumar Yadav to get his team over the line. Follow India vs South Africa LIVE Updates on Insidesport.IN

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IND vs SA LIVE: Despite match-winning effort, KL Rahul reignites strike rate debate with slowest fifty vs SA – Watch Highlights

IND vs SA LIVE: Despite match-winning effort, KL Rahul reignites strike rate debate with slowest fifty vs SA - Watch Highlights

KL Rahul once again invited scrutiny over his strike rate in the first T20I at Thiruvananthapuram.  While batting on a difficult surface, Rahul scored a 56-ball 50 to see his team over the line.

The Indian Vice-captain’s 56 ball fifty is the slowest among  batsmen from test playing nations. The 30-year-old was batting at a strike rate of less than 50 at one point while Suryakumar Yadav toyed with the bowlers on the other end.

Rahul’s knock complicated a rather straight forward chase  again raising questions in terms with his suitability India’s new approach.  Rohit Sharma wants his side to play attacking cricket from the get go, but KL since his injury return has proved an antithesis to that intent.

IND vs SA LIVE: Despite match-winning effort, KL Rahul reignites strike rate debate with slowest fifty vs SA – Watch Highlights

With the likes of Rishabh Pant on the bench and Virat Kohli also presenting an option,  Rahul will have to ramp his scoring rate heading into the T20 World Cup.

However on the positive side of things for India,  Rahul got some much needed match practice in the middle.  India will hope that their vice captain can build on his performance and pull through a string of match winning contributions in World Cup.

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