Vjay Hazare Trophy: Uthappa, Sheldon fire Saurashtra

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New Delhi, September 19: Robin Uthappa missed out on a hundred while team-mate Sheldon Jackson smashed his sixth ton in Saurashtra’s 25-run win against Uttar Pradesh in a Group B match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Wednesday.

Batting first, Jackson (107 off 108 balls) and former Karnataka batsman Uthappa (97 off 110) put up a mammoth 194-run opening stand to set the foundation for Saurashtra’s 303 for nine in 50 overs.

Mavi, who gave away 73 runs in 10 overs, grabbed a hat-trick to remove Chirag Jani, Arpit Vasavada and Jaydev Unadkat in three balls to mark a memorable List A debut.

In chase of the huge target, UP managed to score 278.

Brief Scores: Saurashtra 303/9 (Sheldon Jackson 107, Robin Uthappa 97, Cheteshwar Pujara 31, Ravindra Jadeja 14, Shivam Mavi 5/73). UP 278 in 49.1 overs (Akshdeep Nath 62, Jaydev Unadkat 3/42, Dharmendra Jadeja 3/48). Saurashtra won by 25 runs.

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