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19 Jan 2019

Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra script highest successful run-chase ever

Cheteshwar Pujara stars in record chase for Saurashtra

Saurashtra reached the semi-final of the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season after defeating Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

Needing 372 runs to win their quarter-final match, Saurashtra scripted history as they chased down the highest total in the history of the tournament.

Cheteshwar Pujara scored an unbeaten 67 and his 136-run stand with Sheldon Jackson (73*) helped Saurashtra win the tie.

In context

Cheteshwar Pujara stars in record chase for Saurashtra
Harvik Desai scores ton as Saurashtra break Assam's record

Run-chase

Harvik Desai scores ton as Saurashtra break Assam's record

Saurashtra joined the likes of Kerala, defending champions Vidarbha and Karnataka in the semis.

The side scripted a perfect turnaround after conceding a 177-run lead in the first innings.

Harvik Desai (116) scored a maiden ton in Ranji Trophy to lead the chase for Saurashtra in Lucknow.

The win helped Saurashtra surpass the previous record of 371 set by Assam against Services in 2008-09.

Performance

Saurashtra batsmen deserve the credit for a stunning show

Desai, who had hit the winning runs for India U-19 team in the World Cup last year, shared a 132-run opening partnership with Snell Patel (72).

From there on the side maintained the scoring rate, but lost two quick wickets.

Pujara and Jackson ensured that there were no further hiccups as they mastered the record run-chase.

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Highest successful run-chase ever

Indian pacer Umesh Yadav shines for Vidarbha

Vidarbha

Indian pacer Umesh Yadav shines for Vidarbha

The win sees Saurashtra set up a last-four clash against Karnataka.

Saurashtra have been two-time finalists in the Ranji Trophy.

Vidarbha are the favorites to win the title this season after routing minnows Uttarakhand in the quarters.

Indian cricket team pacer Umesh Yadav picked a five-for in his side's splendid victory.

Vidarbha won by an innings and 115 runs.

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What record did Saurashtra script in the Ranji Trophy?

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Saurashtra notched the highest successful run-chase ever in the history of Ranji Trophy. They chased down a 372-run target against Utaar Pradesh.

Who held the highest ever run-chase record earlier in Ranji Trophy?

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Assam had held the record for highest ever run-chase earlier in Ranji Trophy (371 runs) against Services in 2008-09.

How many runs did Cheteshwar Pujara score?

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Cheteshwar Pujara scored an unbeaten 67 runs for Saurashtra.

Which team does Saurashtra face in the semis?

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Saurashtra will take on Karnataka in the semi-final.

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