Pujara inspired Saurashtra crushes Karnataka to enter Ranji Trophy semis

Pujara started the day in watchful manner and he might be eyeing to reach four hundred runs mark but his 344-minutes-stay at the crease ended with Gowtham's delivery hitting the stumps. Pujara hit 49 fours and a six and added 343 runs for the fourth wicket with Sheldon Jackson who also cracked 117 with thirteen fours and a six.

updated: January 10, 2013 18:11 IST
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Rajkot: Saurashtra on Thursday entered the semi-final of Ranji Trophy on virtue of their first innings lead over rival Karnataka.

Saurashtra had scored 469 and then restricted Karnataka on 396. In the second essay, resuming their overnight 463 for three, Saurashtra ended the day with amassing 718 runs losing nine wickets.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who was batting on 261 yesterday continued dominating the visitors with the bat and made his second triple century of the career.

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