Opener Sagar Jogiyani and India A batsman Sheldon Jackson hit contrasting centuries with Saurashtra taking full control against Vidarbha in their quarter-final match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here today.
In reply to Vidarbha’s paltry 151, Saurashtra scored 375 riding on Jogiyani’s 130 and Jackson’s attacking 122. Together they added 206 runs for the fourth wicket to take the match away from Vidarbha’s grasp. India speedster Umesh Yadav took 5 for 81.
Having taken a lead of 224, Vidarbha were 17 for no loss in their second innings.
With a lead of 207, Saurashtra bowlers will go for the kill in their aim to finish the match on the third day itself.
The day saw wicketkeeper-batsman Jogiyani patiently bat for nearly seven hours to hit 17 boundaries and two sixes in 261 balls. But it was Jackson, who smacked 13 fours and six sixes in 175 balls in a knock that turned out to be the gamechanger.
Brief Scores: Vidarbha 151 & 2nd Innings 17/0. Saurashtra 1st Innings 375 (Sagar Jogiyani 130, Sheldon Jackson 122, Umesh Yadav 5/81). match to continue.