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Jadeja, Jogiyani slam centuries to take Saurashtra to 323/2

November 11, 2012 21:01 IST

Unbeaten centuries by Sagar Jogiyani and Ravindra Jadeja helped Saurashtra reach 323 for two in their first innings at stumps on day three in reply to Gujarat's 600 for nine in a Ranji Trophy A match in Surat on Sunday.

Saurashtra now trail Gujarat by 277 runs with eight wickets still in hand.

Only two wickets fell on the entire day after Saurashtra resumed on 42 for no loss at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium.

At the draw of stumps, Jogiyani was not out on 116 off 265 balls with the help of 15 fours, while Jadeja was unbeaten on 119, (183 balls) his innings studded with 15 fours and two sixes.

Saurashtra lost both their overnight batsmen -- Chirag Pathak and Bhushan Chauhan -- early, but Jogiyani and Jadeja did not let the visitors' down.

The duo put on an unbeaten 203-run stand for the third wicket to keep Saurashtra's chances alive of earning three points on the basis of first innings lead in a match that is heading for a draw.

After Pathak added only three runs to his overnight score of 24, his opening partner Chauhan also failed to last long as he got out for 43 after resuming the day on 18.

But Jogiyani and Jadeja denied any more wickets to the host bowlers.

Brief scores:

Gujarat 1st innings: 600 for nine declared

Saurashtra 1st innings: 323 for two in 102 overs (Sagar Jogiyani  not out 116, Ravindra Jadeja not out 119; Rakesh Dhurv 1/53).

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