After shinning with the ball,
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's unbeaten 178 helped
Saurashtra to take first innings lead versus Railways on the
second day of their Ranji Elite Group A match here Tuesday.
Courtesy Jadeja's knock, Saurashtra lead Railways by
144 runs after they ended the Day 2 at 344/8.
After electing to bat, Railways were bundled out for a
meagre 200 with skipper Mahesh Rawat top-scoring with 46.
For the hosts, Jadeja, a left-arm spinner (4-58), did
most of the damage.
And Jadeja did not disappoint with the bat too.
After Saurashtra's top-order failed, left-handed
Jadeja took the centre-stage at Saurashtra Cricket Association
Stadium, hitting 16 fours and four sixes in his 326-ball stay
at the crease so far.
He hammered a listless Railways attack and completed
his 100 off 216 balls and 150 in 285 balls, respectively.
Jadeja found an unusual partner in number 9 Kamlesh
Makwana who made 62.
The duo frustrated the Railway bowlers, but Makwana's
stay at the crease was cut short by Harsh Tyagi.
Saurashtra's hopes of increasing the lead now solely
depend on Jadeja, who will be eyeing a double-hundred.
Brief Scores: At Rajkot: Railways 200 all out versus
Saurashtra 344/8 (Ravindra Jadeja 178 batting, Kamlesh Makwana
62, Avinash Yadav 3-95).
Saurashtra lead by 144 runs.
At Vadodara: Baroda 322 all out (Yusuf Pathan 99,
Swapnil Singh 79, Satyajeet Bachhav 4-81) versus Maharashtra
253/8 (Naushad Shaikh 65, Chirag Khurana 56, Swapnil Singh
Maharashtra trail by 69 runs.
At Valsad: Gujarat 538/7 Declared (Dhruv Raval 116
not out, Manprit Juneja 107, Vishal Kushwah 3-92) versus
Chhattisgarh trail by 485 runs.
At Nagpur: Vidarbha 307 (Ganesh Satish 57, Srikant
Wagh 57, J Suchith 4-33) against Karnataka 208/5 (Dega Nischal
66 batting, Aditya Sarwate 2-44). Karnataka trail by 99 runs.
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