Double tons from Pujara, Mayank spice-up Ranji Round 4
New Delhi, Nov 2 - Double centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara (Saurashtra) and Mayank Agarwal (Karnataka) in their respective matches was the highlight of the second day of the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament on Thursday.
Placed on top of Group B, Saurashtra rode on Pujara's record 12th First Class double ton, the most by an Indian, to pose a mammoth 553/9 declared against Jharkhand at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground in Rajkot.
Pujara's 204 came off 355 deliveries, including 28 fours while Chirag Jani also contributed with a century, scoring 108 to help the hosts reach a commanding position. In reply, the tourists finished the day at 52/2.
In Group A, Mayank Agarwal remained unbeaten on 219 to help Karnataka post a stiff 461/2 in reply to Maharashtra's first innings score of 245.
Mayank forged a 259-run opening stand with centurion Ravikumar Samarth (129) before joining hands with Karun Nair (56 not out) to see off the day undivided at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.