Ravindra Jadeja bowls 17 overs on return; TN 183/4 | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Returning to aggressive cricket after shut to 6 months, India’s premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja went wicket-less in his 17 overs on a sluggish Chepauk pitch, as Tamil Nadu made 183/4 in opposition to Saurashtra of their Ranji Trophy match on Tuesday.
Within the presence of nationwide selector Sridharan Sharath, who was seen speaking to Jadeja after the primary day’s play, the star left-arm spinner’s health was put to check forward of the Australia Take a look at collection.
He ended the day with none for 36.
Jadeja is main Saurashtra of their final group league match with Cheteshwar Pujara and common captain Jaydev Unadkat rested forward of the marquee four-match rubber, starting at Nagpur on February 9.
The all-rounder, who pulled out after injuring his knee in the course of the Asia Cup final September, can also be a part of the Indian squad for the primary two Checks however his inclusion within the 17-man squad is topic to health.
Opting to bat, Tamil Nadu misplaced the wicket of Narayan Jagadeesan within the second over of the day. However thereafter, opener Sai Sudharsan, twins Baba Aparajith and Baba Indrajith steadied the ship with similar scores of 45.
Indrajith remained unbeaten with Vijay Shankar giving him firm on 11 on the different finish.
At CCI, Maharashtra rode on Kedar Jadhav’s second century in 5 innings to beat an early scare and put up 314 for six in opposition to Mumbai.
Maharashtra misplaced Pavan Shah earlier than they may open their account whereas their No. 3, Naushad Shaikh, additionally fell cheaply for 12 with the staff’s rating studying 23/2. However Jadhav salvaged his aspect together with his 128 from 168 balls (18×4, 1×6) and a 105-run partnership with Siddhesh Veer (48).
Veer, nonetheless, couldn’t get to his fifty and was dismissed by Shams Mulani earlier than they misplaced Ankit Bawne for the addition of only one run. Jadhav, although, continued strongly on the different finish.
After Jadhav’s departure, Saurabh Nawale produced a fantastic rearguard motion at No. 7, scoring a gritty 56 not out.
Temporary scores:
In Chennai: Tamil Nadu 183/4; 90 overs (Sai Sudharsan 45, Baba Aparajith 45, Baba Indrajith 45; Chirag Jani 2/30).
In Mumbai: Maharashtra 314/6; 87 overs (Kedar Jadhav128, Saurabh Nawale 56 batting, Siddhesh Veer 48; Tushar Deshpande 2/64, Mohit Avasthi 2/70, Shams Mulani 2/105) vs Mumbai.
In Vizianagaram: Assam 113; 37.5 overs (Rishav Das 30; M Madhav Rayudu 4/12, KV Sasikanth 3/34). Andhra 160/3; 47 overs (Hanuma Vihari 80, Abhishek Reddy 75).
In Hyderabad: Hyderabad 247/4; 90 overs (Rohit Rayudu 90, Chandan Sahani 67, Rahul Radesh 41; Divij Mehra 2/38) vs Delhi.

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