Chennai, November 21.
A romping hundred from Kedar Jadhav and a close to hundred from Naushad Shaikh drove Maharashtra to 352 for 5, at about four runs an over, against Assam at the IIT-Chemplast ground in Chennai.
Having batted, Maharashtra made a strong start through their captain Swapnil Gugale, who included 54 for the primary wicket with Murtaza Trunkwala and 29 for the second with Shaikh before succumbing to 50 off 81 balls (8×4).
Jadhav entered the scene and commanded the knocking down some pins, scoring 115 off only 106 balls, with 15 fours and three sixes, and including 183 for the third wicket with Shaikh before tumbling to one side arm spinner and nearby kid J Syed Mohammad.
Shaikh and Ankit Bawne then put on 59 for the fourth wicket before both fell for the expansion of just two rushes to Maharashtra’s score.
Shaikh succumbed to 97, having confronted 163 balls and struck 12 fours, while Bawne went for 38. Chirag Khurana and Vishant More observed out the staying 12.5 overs of the day, including 25 keeps running in that time.
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