Jadeja Returns To Competitive Cricket; Bowls 17 Overs In Ranji Trophy Game

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File photograph of Ravindra Jadeja.© AFP

Returning to competitory cricket aft adjacent to six months, India's premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja went wicket-less successful his 17 overs connected a dilatory Chepauk pitch, arsenic Tamil Nadu made 183/4 against Saurashtra successful their Ranji Trophy lucifer successful Chennai connected Tuesday. In the beingness of nationalist selector Sridharan Sharath, who was seen talking to Jadeja aft the archetypal day's play, the prima left-arm spinner's fittingness was enactment to trial up of the Australia Test series. He ended the time with nary for 36.

Jadeja is starring Saurashtra successful their past radical league lucifer with Cheteshwar Pujara and regular skipper Jaydev Unadkat rested up of the marquee four-match rubber, opening astatine Nagpur connected February 9.

The all-rounder, who pulled retired aft injuring his genu during the Asia Cup past September, is besides portion of the Indian squad for the archetypal 2 Tests but his inclusion successful the 17-man squad is taxable to fitness.

Opting to bat, Tamil Nadu mislaid the wicket of Narayan Jagadeesan successful the 2nd implicit of the day. But thereafter, opener Sai Sudharsan, twins Baba Aparajith and Baba Indrajith steadied the vessel with identical scores of 45.

Indrajith remained unbeaten with Vijay Shankar giving him institution connected 11 astatine the different end.

At CCI, Maharashtra rode connected Kedar Jadhav's 2nd period successful 5 innings to flooded an aboriginal scare and station 314 for six against Mumbai.

Maharashtra mislaid Pavan Shah earlier they could unfastened their relationship portion their No. 3, Naushad Shaikh, besides fell cheaply for 12 with the team's people speechmaking 23/2. But Jadhav salvaged his broadside with his 128 from 168 balls (18x4, 1x6) and a 105-run concern with Siddhesh Veer (48).

Veer, however, could not get to his 50 and was dismissed by Shams Mulani earlier they mislaid Ankit Bawne for the summation of conscionable 1 run. Jadhav, though, continued powerfully astatine the different end.

After Jadhav's departure, Saurabh Nawale produced a good rearguard enactment astatine No. 7, scoring a gritty 56 not out.

Brief scores: In Chennai: Tamil Nadu 183/4; 90 overs (Sai Sudharsan 45, Baba Aparajith 45, Baba Indrajith 45; Chirag Jani 2/30).

In Mumbai: Maharashtra 314/6; 87 overs (Kedar Jadhav128, Saurabh Nawale 56 batting, Siddhesh Veer 48; Tushar Deshpande 2/64, Mohit Avasthi 2/70, Shams Mulani 2/105) vs Mumbai.

In Vizianagaram: Assam 113; 37.5 overs (Rishav Das 30; M Madhav Rayudu 4/12, KV Sasikanth 3/34). Andhra 160/3; 47 overs (Hanuma Vihari 80, Abhishek Reddy 75).

In Hyderabad: Hyderabad 247/4; 90 overs (Rohit Rayudu 90, Chandan Sahani 67, Rahul Radesh 41; Divij Mehra 2/38) vs Delhi.

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