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Saurashtra get their first outright win of the season (Representative photo) © Getty Images

Left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja took six wickets and helped Saurashtra to register their first outright victory in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, when they beat Haryana by 62 runs on the third and penultimate day of their Group B match. Saurashtra had made 238 runs in the first innings and set Haryana a target of 226 runs to win the match after they were bundled out on 213 in their second innings at SCA stadium Khandheri.

Haryana batsmen failed to tackle Saurashtra’s spinner duo of Jadeja-Makwana and were bundled out on 162 runs. Earlier resuming at their overnight 162 for 3, Saurashtra could add only 51 runs, losing seven wickets. Jayant Yadav, who took seven wickets in Saurashtra’s first innings, was again the wrecker-in-chief for Haryana taking six wickets giving away 90 runs.

Sheldon Jackson was top scored for Saurashtra making 64 runs, while Jaydev Shah made 56. Chasing a target of 226 runs to win, Haryana kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Yadav (35), Rahul Tewatia (34) and Himanshu Rana (28) put some resistance against the Jadeja-Makwana duo while six Haryana batsmen failed to reach double digit mark.

With this win, Saurashtra earned six points.

Brief Scores :

Saurashtra 238 (Sagar Jogiyani 49, Chirag Jani 54*; Jayant Yadav 7 for 64)and 213 (Sheldon Jackson 64, Jaydev Shah 56, Jayant Yadav 6-90) beat Haryana 226 (Rahul Dewan 47, Jayant Yadav 97;Kamlesh Makvana 6 for 87)  and 162 (Jayant Yadav 35, Rahul Tewatia 34, Himanshu Rana 28, Dharmendsinh Jadeja 6-63, Kamlesh Makwana 3-48) by 62 runs