Riding on a superb all-round performance by Ravindra Jadeja, Saurashtra on Saturday thrashed Tripura by an innings and 118 runs to bag a bonus point from their Ranji Trophy Group C game in Rajkot.
Having already choked the Abhijit Dey-led side to 11 for three while following on at the end of Day 2, left-arm spinner Ravindra (5-45) bagged three more scalps on the final day to skittle out the visitors for 86.
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Another young left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja gave his senior partner good support from the other end to bag four wickets.
After posting a respectable 307 while batting first, Saurashtra saw a six-wicket haul from Ravindra to bundle out Tripura for 103.
The left-handed all-rounder, who scored a brilliant 91 with the bat, again turned on the heat on Tripura batsmen to shut them out in well under three days.
Sheldon Jackson, who top-scored for the Jaydev Shah-led side with a superb 97, also shared a crucial 146-run fifth-wicket partnership with Man of the Match Jadeja.
With this win, Saurashtra earned seven points (6+1 bonus).
Tripura 103 and 86 (M Murasingh 36; Ravindra Jadeja 5-45, Dharmendra Jadeja 4-12).
Baby, Samson hit tons as Kerala take big lead
Sachin Baby and Sanju Samson struck centuries as Kerala piled up 485 for eight to take a huge 155-run first-innings lead over Jammu and Kashmir in a Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.
Baby made 151 off 321 balls with the help of 21 boundaries and a six, while Samson scored 101 off 171 balls, hitting 16 fours in the process.
Services thrash Jharkhand by 9 wickets
Riding on pace spearhead Diwesh Pathania’s inspired spell of bowling in the three-day match, Services humbled Jharkhand by nine wickets in a low-scoring Ranji Tophy Group C cricket encounter here today.
Pathania, who bagged 6 and 7 wickets in the first and second innings respectively, made things easy for the hosts, who completed the formalities on the final day after racing to their 77-run target with well over two session of play left.
Jharkhand: 45 and 192 (Saurabh Tiwary 56, Virat Singh 51; Diwesh Pathania 7-64)
Services: 161 and 78/1 in 29.5 overs (Soumik Chatterjee 37, Anshul Gupta 34 not out; Rahul Shukla 1-26).
Goa takes 1st Innings lead against Hyderabad
Four Goa batsmen struck half centuries to guide the home team to a formidable 349 for 5 in their first innings on Day 3 of the Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Hyderabad on Saturday.
Sagun Kamat (81 batting), Darshan Misal (67), Swapnil Asnodkar (53) and Rituraj Singh (59) scored half centuries to hand Goa a 24-run first innings lead so far.
Hyderabad 1st Innings: 325 all out
Goa 1st innings: 349/5 in 114 overs (Sagun Kamat 81 batting, Darshan Misal 67, Sudeep Tyagi 2/92).