Lower order resistance pushes Saurashtra into lead against ROI


Aryan Surana

After a shoddy batting performance in the first innings, Saurashtra were staring down the barrel of similar fate in the second innings as well but four fifties from the lower order yanked them out of trouble. Numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 scored half-centuries with skipper Jaydev Unadkat remaining unbeaten on 78, a precious knock that rescued them from a delicate 87/5 and took them to a respectable 368/8 by the end of the third day.

Brief scores: Saurashtra 98 & 368/8 (Jaydev Unadkat 78*, Prerak Mankad 72, Sheldon Jackson 71, Arpit Vasavada 55; Saurabh Kumar 3-80, Kuldeep Sen 3-85) lead ROI 374 (Sarfraz Khan 138, Hanuma Vihari 82, Saurabh Kumar 55; Chetan Sakariya 5-93) by 92 runs