<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="S" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130219200337.jpg" title="S" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> At close of third day's play, Rajasthan were behind Saurashtra's total by 192 runs © Getty Images (Representational Photo)</p> </div> <strong>Rajkot: Oct 29, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> A fine display by spinners today put <a href="/tags/Saurashtra/post" target="_blank">Saurashtra</a> in a commanding position as they enforced a follow-on on <a href="/tags/Rajasthan/post" target="_blank">Rajasthan</a> in their <a href="/tags/Ranji-Trophy/post" target="_blank">Ranji Trophy</a> Group B match here at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.<br /> <br /> After declaring their first innings at the overnight total of 475 for seven, Saurashtra bundled out the visitors for a paltry 136 in just 43.1 overs in their first essay on the penultimate day of the four-day match.<br /> <br /> At the close of play today, Rajasthan were struggling at 147 for four in their second innings, still needing 192 runs with six wickets remaining.<br /> <br /> The spin trio of <a href="/tags/Dharmendra-Jadeja/post" target="_blank">Dharmendra Jadeja</a>, Vishal Joshi and <a href="/tags/Kamlesh-Makwana/post" target="_blank">Kamlesh Makwana</a> ran through Rajasthan's first innings before tightening their grip over the match by third day's end.<br /> <br /> Saurashtra spinners made good use of the turning track and tormented the Rajasthan batsmen, who could never settle down.<br /> <br /> It was debutant seamer Abhishek Bhatt, who gave the first breakthrough to the hosts when he trapped S Chauhan (0) in front of the wicket. The three spinners then got into action and took wickets at regular intervals.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Robin-Bist/post" target="_blank">Robin Bist</a> (29) and <a href="/tags/Ashok-Menaria/post" target="_blank">Ashok Menaria</a> (26) put some resistance in the first innings, but both were sent back in quick succession by Makwana, cutting short any hope of a fightback.<br /> <br /> Makwana, Jadeja and Joshi took three wickets each.<br /> <br /> Chauhan and <a href="/tags/Vineet-Saxena/post" target="_blank">Vineet Saxena</a> gave the visitors a much better start in the second essay as they put on 55 runs for the opening wicket. Chauhan made only 8 but gave good support to Saxena, who looked comfortable against spinners.<br /> <br /> Saxena made 106-ball 70, hitting 11 fours and a six. He added 74 runs for the second wicket with Bist, who made 38.<br /> <br /> Captain <a href="/tags/Hrishikesh-Kanitkar/post" target="_blank">Hrishikesh Kanitkar</a> was batting on 14 and giving him company was Rajesh Bishnoi (2) at the end of day three.<br /> <br /> Leg spinner Jadeja was the most successful bowler for Saurashtra in the second innings, taking three for 51.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Brief scores</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Saurashtra</strong> 1st inngs: 475 for 7 decl. lead<strong> Rajasthan</strong> 136 (Robin Bist 29; Kamlesh Makwana 3 for 30, Dharmendra Jadeja 3 for 39, Vishal Joshi 3 for 51) and 147 for 4 (Vineet Saxena 70; Dharmendra Jadeja 3 for 51) by 192 runs.