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Jadeja hits a triple century

Rajkot: Ravindra Jadeja became the first Indian batsman, and only the eighth in first-class history, to hit three triple centuries as his career-best unbeaten 320 helped Saurashtra reach a mammoth 534 for six against Railways, in a Ranji Trophy Group A match, on Sunday.

Jadeja, who had smashed 303 in the first match of the season, against Gujarat, scored his second triple hundred, third overall, to become the only Indian cricketer to achieve such a feat. He joined an elite list of seven others who have three triple centuries to their credit. They are Sir Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Bill Ponsford, Wally Hammond, WG Grace, Graeme Hick, and Mike Hussey.

SUMMARISED SCORES

Group A

In Mohali: Rajasthan 222 & 56/1. Punjab 215 (I. Singh 85, P. Singh 5/45).

In Rajkot: Saurashtra 534/6 (R. Jadeja 320 batting, K. Makvana 78 batting) vs Railways.

In Valsad: Gujarat 566 (B. Merai 78, P. Patel 111, M. Juneja 106). Hyderabad 50/1.

Group B

In Kanpur: Baroda 254. Uttar Pradesh 301/6 (A. Alam 100 batting, G. Singh 3/62).

In Nagpur: Tamil Nadu 443/8 (S. Badrinath 192, S. Wagh 4/101) vs Vidarbha.

In Rohtak: Haryana 307 (P. Awana 5/71). Delhi 165/6 (U. Chand 76 batting ).

In Sambalpur: Maharashtra 315 (B. Mohanty 3/40). Odisha 237/3 (Natraj Behera 60, Niranjan Behera 59 batting).

Group C

In Delhi: Kerala 314 (V. Jagadeesh 199 not out, S. Yadav 4/95). Services 84/2.

In Guwahati: J&K 323 (. Haroon 52, A. Das 6/87) & 1/0. Assam 165 (P. Rassol 7/41).

In Nadaun: Tripura 441 (A. Ratra 56, R. Dhawan 4/114). Himachal Pradesh 111/5 (M. Murasingh 2/36).

In Visakhapatnam: Andhra 393 (A. Muzumdar 88, D. Shivkumar 106 .., S. Bandekar 5/107). Goa 72/1 (S. Kamat 41 batting).

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