Rajkot: Riding on a superb all-round performance by Ravindra Jadeja, Saurashtra have taken a first innings against Jharkhand on the first day of their Group C Ranji Trophy match here today.
After bundling out Jharkhand for a meagre 168, Saurashtra scored 205 to take a slender 37-run lead in the first innings at stumps on day one.
Electing to bat, Jharkhand kept losing wickets at regular interval as Jadeja wreaked havoc, taking six wickets for 71, while Kamlesh Makvana (4/46) also chipped in with four scalps.
Opener Ishan Kishan top scored with 87 but only three other batsmen could reach the double-digit mark. Replying to Jharkhand's total, Saurashtra also did not have a good start and they also failed to apply themselves.
But thanks to Jadeja's 75-ball 58, the home team managed to take a slight edge over their opponents.
For Jharkhand, Shahbaz Nadeem claimed four for 38.
Brief scores: Jharkhand 1st innings: 168 all out (Ishan Kishan 87,Ravindra Jadeja 6/71, Kamlesh Makvana 4/46).
Saurashtra 1st innings: 205 all out (Ravindra Jadeja 58, Cheteshwar Pujara 27; Shahbaz Nadeem 4/38).