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Saurashtra beat Services with Ravindra Jadeja’s 50

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was among the three half-centurions as Saurashtra chased down a steep 302-run target to register a four-wicket win over Services in their Ranji Trophy group C cricket match here on Monday. Overnight 311/6, Services declared at that score this morning, setting Saurashtra a stiff target.

However, the visiting team put up a superb combined show to clinch a victory with four wickets to spare.

The foundation for the triumph was laid by opener Mohsin Dodia (65) and skipper Sagar Jogiyani (27), who shared a second wicket stand of 71 runs. The wickets feel regularly after that but Saurashtra batsmen did not allow that to disturb the chase significantly and shared significant partnerships in the middle order to cross the line in 80.3 overs. Jadeja (55) and Arpit Vasavada (57) were the most notable contributors in the lower half of the line-up.

For, Services, Muzzaffaruddin Khalid was the pick of the bowlers with a haul of 4/147 in 31 overs.

Brief Scores: Services: 254 and 311/6 declared Saurashtra: 264 and 302/6 in 80.3 overs (Mohsin Dodia (65), Ravindra Jadeja (55), Arpit Vasavada, Muzzaffaruddin Khalid 4/147). 
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