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Jadhav slams triple century

Pune: Kedar Jadhav hammered the Uttar Pradesh bowlers en route to his brilliant 312-ball 327 to power Maharashtra to a mammoth 738 for five in their Group B Ranji Trophy match here on Saturday.

Resuming on 102, the 27-year-old Jadhav smashed as many as 54 boundaries, 34 of them coming on Saturday, and two sixes during his 524-minute innings.

In the Hyderabad-Madhya Pradesh match, the recently-retired VVS Laxman struck his 55th first-class century to guide his team to 341 in the Group A match.

Summarised scores

Group A

In Hyderabad: Hyderabad 341 (A Rajan 4/64). Madhya Pradesh 44/3

In Jaipur: Rajasthan 478 (H. Kanitkar 119). Mumbai 76/0 (A. Tare 43 batting)

In Surat: Gujarat 600/9 decl (R. Bhatt 160 not out). Saurashtra 42/0

Group B

IChennai: Tamil Nadu 538/4 decl (D. Karthik 154 not out, B. Aparajith 112). Karnataka 26/0

In Delhi: Odisha 143 & 7/0. Delhi 331 (M. Manhas 161 not out; B. Mohanty 4/81)

In Pune: Maharashtra 738/5 (K. Jadhav 327, R. Motwani 146 not out) vs Uttar Pradesh.

In Vadodara: Vidarbha 264. Baroda 192/2 (A. Chauhan 58 batting).

Group C

In Anantapur: Tripura 260. Andhra 154/0 (P. Kumar 80 batting, H. Watekar 57 batting)

In Jamshedpur: Assam 179 & 27/2. Jharkhand 174 (R. Nemat 53; A. Konwar 6/67)

In Nadaun: Services 312 (V. Malik 3/89). Himachal Pradesh 252/2 (P. Chopra 90).

In Porvorim: Jammu & Kashmir 338 (P. Rassol 171). Goa 48/0.

All matches to continue