Teenager Tyagi shines as Railways leads Saurashtra

Eighteen-year-old Harsh Tyagi helped Railways cross the 250 run-mark with a fine half-century on day three.

For Railways, Tyagi was impressive in the second outing with an unbeaten innings of 73 in 182-balls.   -  TWITTER/@harshtyagi50

 

Riding on an unbeaten fifty by young Harsh Tyagi, Railways lead Saurashtra by 130 runs at stumps on the penultimate day of the four-day Ranji Trophy game at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Wednesday.

For Railways, Tyagi was impressive in the second outing with an unbeaten innings of 73 in 182-balls.

While all others batters failed, 18-year-old Tyagi kept the scoreboard ticking.

His knock helped Railways to the 250-run-mark and it ended day three on 278/8.

After opting to bat, Railways was bowled out for 200 in its first outing. Saurashtra took a crucial 148-run first-innings lead with Ravindra Jadeja remaining unbeaten on 178 as they posted 348 on the board.

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Resuming the day on 344/8, Saurashtra managed to add just four runs.

But its bowlers rose to the occasion in the second innings, grabbing eight wickets to create chances of an outright win.

Slow-arm left-arm orthodox bowler Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (4-79) did the bulk of the damage.

Ravindra Jadeja claimed three wickets but conceded 104 runs.

Come Thursday, Saurashtra will aim to scuttle out Railways as quickly as possible and then chase the target.

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Brief Scores: At Rajkot: Railways 200 and 278/8 (Harsh Tyagi 73 not out, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 4-79) versus Saurashtra 348 all out (Ravindra Jadeja 178 not out, Harsh Tyagi 3-78).

Railways lead by 130 runs.

Group A: In and around

At Vadodara: Baroda 322 and 367/3 (Vishnu Solanki 156 batting, Kedar Devdhar 91) versus Maharashtra 268 all out.

(Naushad Shaikh 65, Chirag Khurana 56, Swapnil Singh 5-78).

Baroda lead by 421 runs

At Valsad: Gujarat 538/7 Declared (Dhruv Raval 116 not out, Manprit Juneja 107, Vishal Kushwah 3-92) versus Chhattisgarh 366/7 (Vishal Kushwah 117 batting, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 110, Arzan Nagwasalla 3-66).

Chhattisgarh trail by 172 runs