Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten century keeps Saurashtra in hunt for Quarter Finals

Vastavam web: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja returned to form with an unbeaten century and steered Saurashtra to a four-wicket win over Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy today.Batting at number four, Jadeja smashed a 116-ball 113 not out, inclusive of seven fours and four sixes, as Saurashtra knocked off Jharkhand’s 330-run target with 10 balls to spare.The left-hander also shared 114 runs with Chirag Jani (59) and played the finisher’s role to perfection, taking them past the line in 48.2 overs, as Saurashtra returned to winning ways and remained in the hunt for a quarterfinal berth.

A splendid all-round show by Vishal Kushwah helped Chhattisgarh halt Ranji champions Vidarbha’s four-match winning streak with a stunning 45-run victory at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here.Vidarbha remained on top with 16 points from five matches but the win lifted Chhattisgarh (12) to second place, going past Hyderabad (12) on net run rate in the group D table.Kushwah went on to become the wrecker-in-chief, returning figures of 4/54 with his medium pace bowling, as Vidarbha collapsed to 239 in 46.1 overs.

Kushwah dismissed Ganesh Satish (25) before removing Ravi Jangid (four) and Apoorv Wankhade (0) in five balls to derail their chase.In the 26th over, Kushwah got his fourth victim in captain Faiz Fazal, who got out for 53 as Vidarbha were left tottering for 125/6.Akshay Karnewar kept Vidarbha in the hunt with a 64-ball 60 (3×4, 3×6) but his valiant effort went in vain, with Shahnawaz Hussain (3/41) wrapping up the issue in 46.1 overs.