Saurashtra v Madhya Pradesh, Ranji Trophy semi-final, Rajkot, 4th day January 28, 2006

Saurashtra gain a massive lead

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Saurashtra 286 and 327 for 8 (Joshi 71, Golwalkar 4-83) lead Madhya Pradesh 275 by 348 runs

Saurashtra went on the defensive against Madhya Pradesh, adding just 168 runs to their overnight score, ending the day at 327 for 8. Saurashtra extended their overall lead to 348, taking them to a near impregnable position on the fourth day of the Ranji Trophy Plate group semi-final at Rajkot.

Both Prashant Joshi and Kamlesh Makvana, who added 106 for the fourth-wicket, scored at a sedate pace; Joshi's 71 came off 267 balls while Makvana faced 171 balls for his 33. Yogesh Golwalkar, the legspinner, accounted for four wickets off his 46 overs, while Taduri Sudhindra claimed three wickets off 29. Sitanshu Kotak and Sandeep Jobanputra were at the crease till stumps.