[caption id="attachment_651356" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-651356" alt="Ravindra Jadeja scored his 100 in 156 balls AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RJ.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ravindra Jadeja scored his 100 in 156 balls AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ranji-trophy-2017-18" target="_blank">Ranji Trophy 2017-18</a>, Round 2, Day 1 threw up quite a few surprises for all to keep interested. Major teams were at display today, namely Mumbai and Gujarat, who are playing their first game the season. <p></p> <p></p>Out-of-favour stars, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh flopped, while Test specialist Ravindra Jadeja sparkled the day. <p></p> <p></p>Let us walk through how the Indian players fared on the first day of Round 2. <p></p> <p></p><b></b><b>Sheldon Jackson </b>led from the front for Saurashtra against Jammu and Kashmir. Despite a quick start, thanks to Robin Uthappa, Saurashtra were in spot of bother at 59 for 3. Jackson took charge and lambasted J&amp;K bowlers all around the park. <p></p> <p></p>He reached his 50 in 40 balls, while took merely 31 balls more to record a hundred. He fell for 181 to end a mammoth 281-run partnership with Jadeja. <p></p> <p></p><b></b><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ravindra-Jadeja" target="_blank"><b>Ravindra Jadeja</b></a> played the perfect foil to Jackson s onslaught. Jadeja, known for his high and mighty strokes, rather played a calm innings. He reached his fifty but in 89 balls. <p></p> <p></p>After the fall of Jackson, Jadeja took upon himself to steer Saurashtra s innings. He reached his 100 in 156 balls. <p></p> <p></p>He continued to make merry with the bat and reached his 150th run on 217th ball. <p></p> <p></p><b>Chetershwar Pujara, </b>who had a decent time in County Cricket, failed with the bat yet again. He scored just 13 runs before getting out to Parvez Rasool. <p></p> <p></p><b></b><b>Robin Uthappa </b>played an attractive of 37 against J&amp;K. His aggressive approach kept the scoreboard ticking for Saurashtra despite fall of wickets from the other end. Ram Dayal brought his innings to an end. <p></p> <p></p><b>Ravichandran Ashwin's </b>second outing for Tamil Nadu in the 84th edition of Ranji Trophy was a rather dull one. India's no.1 Test spinner, Ashwin was ineffective with the ball yet again. He toiled for 24 overs to nab just one wicket. <p></p> <p></p><b></b><b><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuvraj-singh" target="_blank">Yuvraj Singh</a>,</b> returning to the lead Punjab, had a poor outing against Vidarbha. Yuvraj made a 32-ball 20 before falling to Lalit Yadav. <p></p> <p></p><b></b><b>Gautam Gambhir</b> suffered a rare failure for Delhi. Birthday boy Gambhir fell for a lowly 2 against Railways. <p></p> <p></p><b></b><b>Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan</b> flopped in Baroda s second round tie against Andhra. Yusuf fell for 1, while Irfan could manage a 2-ball duck.