Sheldon Jackson hit a strokeful half century while Ravindra Jadeja made a crucial unbeaten 48 to guide host Saurashtra to a three-wicket win over Railways in a Group A Ranji Trophy match on Thursday.

Saurashtra lost seven wickets while chasing 184 for an outright win, but Ravindra Jadeja (48 not out) held his nerves and along with Kamlesh Makwana (14 not out) to take their side to victory at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

Jackson’s 55-ball 54, which had eight fours and two sixes proved to be the difference among the two sides.

Saurashtra was four wickets down for 65 at one stage, but then Jackson and Jadeja pulled the team out of trouble.

Jadeja, who remained unbeaten on 178 in the first innings, carried on his form and responded to his team’s call.

Earlier, Saurashtra bowlers did a descent job to bundle out Railways for 331 in its second innings and ensure that the target remained below 200.

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (5/95) turned out to be the stand out bowler for Saurashtra.

For Railways, Harsh Tyagi scored a valint 93 but his efforts went in vein. The win gave Saurashtra full six points.