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Jadhav hits ton as Maharashtra post 343/8

 GUWAHATI, Dec 30 (PTI): Riding on Kedar Jadhav’s 128, Maharashtra posted 343 for eight at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Assam at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here today.

Put in to bat, Maharashtra did not have an ideal start as they lost their openers – Harshad Khadiwale (24) and skipper Rohit Motwani (2) – early to be at 46 for two.

But Sangram Dilp Atitkar (46) and Jadhav consolidated the innings and shared a 73-run partnership for the third wicket. After Atitkar’s dismissal, Jadhav continued in the able company of Pushkaraj Chavan and the duo put on 132 runs together for the fourth wicket to take the team to a comfortable position. Chavan departed for a well-made 65 off 94 balls, studded with 10 boundaries, while Jadhav followed him after playing a fabulous knock that came off 148 balls, including 19 hits to the fence.

SCORECARD

Maharashtra 1st innings: Khadiwale c RK Das b PL Das 24, RH Motwani lbw b Ahmed 2, SD Atitkar c RK Das b AK Das 46, KM Jadhav b Syed Mohammad 128, PS Chavan b AK Das 65, AR Bawne not out 36, CG Khurana c Saikia b Syed Mohammad 15, SS Mundhe st Saikia b Syed Mohammad 6, AA Darekar c Jadhav b Sinha 9, AA Sanklecha not out 1. Extras: (b 2, lb 6, w 2, nb 1) 11. Total: (8 wickets; 90 overs) 343. Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-46, 3-119, 4-251, 5-283, 6-303, 7-317, 8-332. Bowling: Ahmed 19-2-69-1, AK Das 23-4-76-2, PL Das 20-0-82-1, J Syed Mohammad 24-3-85-3, G Sharma 2-0-18-0, AS Sinha 2-1-5-1.

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