Saurashtra have now won both matches in the Vijay Hazare trophy 2015-16 (Representative photo) © Getty Images
Saurashtra have now won both matches in the Vijay Hazare trophy 2015-16 (Representative photo) © Getty Images

Rajkot: Opening batsman Sheldon Jackson struck a second consecutive century in as many matches as Saurashtra thrashed Goa by 10 wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group D match on Saturday. Opting to bowl, Saurashtra bundled out Goa for 199 in 47.4 overs and then achieved the target without losing a wicket in just 26.2 overs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium.  Only four Goa batsmen could reach the double digit. Skipper Sagun Kamat (95) missed his well-deserved century by just five runs while Swapnil Asnodkar (30), Reagan Pinto (29) and Saurabh Bandekar (17) reached the double digit. Medium pacer Saurya Sanandiya was the pick of the bowlers with figures of three for 41, while Ravindra Jadeja took 2 for 31. Full updates: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16, Saurashtra vs Goa, Group D match at Rajkot

Chasing the 200-run target, Jackson, who had struck a century against Madhya Pradesh yesterday, continued his good run with the bat making 150 off 103 balls with 22 fours and four sixes. His opening partner Avi Barot remained not out on 49 off 56 balls, which included four boundaries. This is Saurashtra’s second win of the tournament.

Jadeja was the only bowler to complete his quota of 10 overs and he fared extremely well. He however could not bat as the openers finished off the job for the team. Jadeja, however managed to score his first-ever List A century in the previous match against Madhya Pradesh. Goa will look to win their next fixture, putting this loss behind them.

Brief Scores:

Goa: 199 all out in 47.4 overs (Sagun Kamat 95, Swapnil Asnodkar 30, Saurya Sanandiya 3 for 41, Ravindra Jadeja 2 for 31) lost to Saurashtra: 202 without loss of 26.2 overs (Sheldon Jackson 150*, Avi Barot 49*) by 10 wickets.