Baroda took an upper hand by extending their overall lead to 296 as they reached 207 for six in their second innings at the end of day three in their Ranji Trophy Group B match against Saurashtra on Tuesday.
Under-fire Indian pacer Ishant Sharma whose sloppy bowling cost India the third ODI against Australia on Monday worked overtime with bowling coach Joe Dawes even as his teammates took a day`s break ahead of their fourth match on Wednesday.
Zaheer Khan is running the last leg of his illustrious career of 13 years and chief coach Duncan Fletcher knows what a potent left-arm seamer like Jaydev Unadkat can bring to the table once `Zak` is ready to call it quits.
Shikhar Dhawan capitalised on three reprieves to slam his third ODI century as India maintained their stranglehold over minnows Zimbabwe with a comfortable 58-run victory in the second cricket one-dayer here on Friday.
He is in splendid form but Shikhar Dhawan was quick to admit that it was one of his "lucky days" at the office as his century against Zimbabwe ensured an easy 58-run victory for India in the second One Day International here on Friday.
Jaydev Unadkat, who has earned a recall into the Indian squad for the tour of Zimbabwe, is thankful to Zaheer Khan for helping him improve as a cricketer during his stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the sixth edition of IPL.
Virat Kohli smashed a 58-ball 99 before Jaydev Unadkat picked up a five-wicket haul to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a narrow four-run win over Delhi Daredevils here on Friday, and enhance their chances of qualifying for the play-offs of the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Young left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat has impressed Ray Jennings with his performance in the IPL and the chief coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore is confident that the Saurashtra bowler would stage a comeback into the Indian team.
With a view to give match practice ahead of the England Test series, Saurashtra have included middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and speedster Jaydev Unadkat in their team for their opening C K Nayudu Trophy league match against Vidarbha starting at Rajkot tomorrow.
After Sagar Jogiyani and Sitanshu Kotak scored superb centuries to help Saurashtra post 542 runs, Jaydev Unadkat claimed three wickets to reduce Punjab to 59 for three on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group `A` Elite division match on Friday.