Unadkat's nine helps Saurashtra stroll into semis

Saurashtra 375 (Jogiyani 130, Jackson 122, Yadav 5-81) beat Vidarbha 151 (Unadkat 5-70) and 139 (Jaffer 48, Unadkar 4-35) by an innings and 85 runs

Jaydev Unadkat’s nine-wicket haul helped Saurashtra wrap up a one-sided contest inside three days in Valsad © Getty Images

Saurashtra thrashed Vidarbha by an innings and 85 runs to book their place in the Ranji Trophy semifinal for the first time in three seasons. Jaydev Unadkat, the left-arm seamer, picked up four wickets in the second innings to take his match tally to 9 for 116 as Vidarbha were bowled out for 139 shortly after tea on Day 3. Deepak Punia, the medium pacer, took three wickets in the second innings.

Vidarbha, who resumed on 17 without loss after Saurashtra took a 224-run lead, lost wickets in clumps, with the highest partnership of the innings being the 44-run fifth-wicket stand between Ravi Jangid and Wasim Jaffer, who top scored with 48. Umesh Yadav, who picked up five wickets in the first innings, was absent hurt after injuring his ankle on the field on Thursday.

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