Saurashtra 226/2 on first day against Rajasthan

Rajkot: An unbeaten century from Sagar Jogiyani enabled Saurashtra reach 226 for two at the end of the first day`s play of their Ranji Trophy Group B match against Rajasthan here on Sunday.

At stumps, Jogiyani was not out on 114 (288b, 15X4) and giving him company at the other end was Jaydev Shah on 16 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium at Khandheri.

Electing to bat, Saurashtra openers -- Jogiyani and veteran Sitanshu Kotak -- gave the hosts an ideal start by putting on a solid 136-run stand for the opening wicket.

Kotak, who was dismissed for 65 off 185 balls with the help of six fours, today completed 8,000 first class runs and became the first player from Saurashtra to reach the milestone.

One-down Cheteshwar Pujara, who has cemented his place in the national Test squad, however could not do much with the bat as he scored just 21 runs while facing 60 balls, studded with two boundaries.

He, however, added valuable 72 runs with Jogiyani for the second wicket.

Jogiyani faced 243 balls to reach the three digit mark.

For Rajasthan, Aristha Singhavi was the only successful bowler, who took both the wickets by giving away 45 runs.

Brief Scores:

Saurashtra 1st innings: 226 for two in 93 overs (Sagar Jogiyani batting 114, Sitanshu Kotak 65; Aristha Singhavi 2/45).