Updated January 12th, 2024 at 22:13 IST

Jayant Yadav's five-for helps Haryana take control of Ranji match against Saurashtra

Jayant (5/42 in 16 overs) ripped through the Saurashtra middle and lower order after Sumit Kumar had dismissed the top three batters Harvik Desai (15), Snell Patel (1) and Sheldon Jackson (1).

Jayant Yadav | Image:PTI
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Off-spinner Jayant Yadav returned with a five-wicket haul as Haryana dismissed defending champions Saurashtra for 145 to take control of their Ranji Trophy Group A match on the opening day here on Friday.

Jayant (5/42 in 16 overs) ripped through the Saurashtra middle and lower order after Sumit Kumar had dismissed the top three batters Harvik Desai (15), Snell Patel (1) and Sheldon Jackson (1).

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Senior batter Cheteshwar Pujara, who struck a double tone in the previous match, was the top-scorer with 49 off 100 balls as Saurashtra were all out for 145 in 55 overs after electing to bat.

In reply, Haryana were going strong by reaching 122 for 1 off 33 overs at stumps with Ankit Kumar and Himanshu Rana batting on 68 and 38 respectively to give their side a 23-run first innings lead.

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Ankit has nine fours and one six off 99 balls he has faced so far.

Virat Singh's 108 takes Jharkhand to 292/5 against Maharashtra

In another Group A match in Pune, captain Virat Singh struck 108 off 171 balls to help Jharkhand reach 292 for 5 from 89 overs at stumps on day 1 against Maharashtra. He hit eight fours and three sixes.

Kumar Suraj also chipped in with a 156-ball 83 which was studded with 11 fours and one six.

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For Maharashtra, Hitesh Walunj took three wickets while Ashay Palkar got two.

Brief Scores: In Rajkot: Saurashtra 145 in 55 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 49; Jayant Yadav 5/42) vs Haryana 122 for 1 in 33 overs (Ankit Kumar 68 not out).

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In Pune: Jharkhand 292 for 5 in 89 overs (Virat Singh 108, Kumar Suraj 83; Hitesh Walunj 3/76) vs Maharashtra.

In Delhi: Services 173 for 1 in 73 overs (Nitin Tanwar 61 not out, Ravi Chauhan 81 not out) vs Rajasthan.

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In Ahmedabad: Manipur 75 in 34.3 overs (Bikash Singh 13; Aditya Thakare 5/32, Aditya Sarwate 4/6) vs Vidarbha 123 for 4 in 49 overs (Faiz Fazal 29, Shubham Dubey 20 not out; L Kishan Singha 3/25). 

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Published January 12th, 2024 at 22:13 IST