Madhya Pradesh will now look to carry their momentum in the reminder of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 season © Getty Images (Representative photo)
Madhya Pradesh will now look to carry their momentum in the reminder of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 season © Getty Images (Representative photo)

Gwalior: Spinner Jajaj Saxena added eight more wickets to his first-innings effort for a match haul of a staggering 16 scalps, as Madhya Pradesh registered a convincing nine-wicket victory over Railways in a Ranji Trophy match on Monday. The 29-year-old off-spinner Jalaj returned impressive figures of 8 for 58 to bundle out Railways for 131 in 51.1 overs at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium. Resuming at overnight score of 42 for 1, Railways lost nine wickets for just 89 runs, and had no answer to the questions posed by Jalaj on the third day of the Group B game. Jalaj had picked up 8 for 96 in the first innings, helping his team bowl out Railways for 258 runs. Live Cricket Score Madhya Pradesh vs Railways, Ranji Trophy 2015-16 Group B match Day 3 at Gwalior

Madhya Pradesh rode on Rajat Patidat’s 113 to eke out a narrow 20-run first-innings lead. Jalaj then, once again, spun a web around the Railways batsmen to fashion a comfortable win for the hosts and give them full points.

Madhya Pradesh were on top throughout the match and did not let go of their grip on their opposition. This will be a lesson for Railways and will look to bounce back in their next match. Madhya Pradesh will look to continue their momentum throughout this competition from here.

Brief Scores:

Railways: 256 (Saurabh Wakaskar 73, V Chelvaraj 50; Jalaj Saxena 8 for 96, Ankit Sharma 2 for 58) & 131 (Saurabh Wakaskar 26, V Cheluvaraj 25; Jalak Saxena 8 for 58, Mihir Hirwani 2 for 22) lost to Madhya Pradesh 276 (Rajat Patidat 113, Rameez Khan 53; Anureet Singh 3 for 40, Karn Sharma 5 for 102) & 112 for 1 (Rajat Patidar 40, Jalaj Saxena 47*; Bhima Rao 1 for 20) by 9 wickets.