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Ranji Trophy: Mumbai beats Saurashtra thanks to centuries by Sarfaraz Khan and Rahane

As Mumbai piled up 263 for three against Saurashtra in their Ranji Trophy opening match, Ajinkya Rahane struck a valuable century to keep himself in India contention with an unbeaten 121 off 219 balls on Thursday. Sarfaraz Khan opened for Mumbai and made 121 off 219 balls, but his unbeaten 121 was overshadowed by Rahane’s century.

Rahane finished the day with an undefeated 108 off 250 balls. Rahane, 33, who had a dismal Test series against South Africa during the Rainbow  Nation’s recent visit, reached his century striking 14 fours and two sixes along the way.

First,  Mumbai were reduced to 44 for three after Chirag Jani trapped Sachin Yadav in front of the wicket.

Saurashtra, on the other hand, were unable to make any further inroads, as Rahane and Khan contributed 219 runs for the fourth wicket to put their side in a comfortable position at stumps.

Here are all the scores from the first day of the first round of matches on Thursday.

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Group A: Meghalaya 148 in 40.5 overs (Punit Bisht 93, Edhen Apple Tom 4/41) vs. Kerala 205/1 in 36 overs (P. Rahul 91 n.o., Rohan S. Kunnummal 107). Toss: Kerala. 

Madhya Pradesh 235/7 in 88 overs (Shubham Sharma 92, Rajat Patidar 54) vs. Gujarat. Toss: Gujarat.

Group B: Baroda 181 in 54.2 overs (Mitesh Patel 66, Ishan Porel 4/40) vs. Bengal 24/1 in 13 overs. Toss: Bengal. 

Hyderabad 270/7 in 88 overs (G.H. Vihari 59) vs. Chandigarh. Toss: Chandigarh.

Group C: Karnataka 392/5 in 90 overs (R. Samarth 47, K.V. Siddharth 140 n.o., Manish Pandey 156) vs. Railways. Toss: Railways. 

Puducherry 309/6 in 90 overs (P.K. Dogra 108, S. Karthik 63) vs. J&K. Toss: J&K.

Group D: Mumbai 263/3 in 87 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 108 n.o., S.N. Khan 121) vs. Saurashtra. Toss: Mumbai. 

Goa 181 in 64 overs vs. Odisha 23/3 in 13.2 overs. Toss: Odisha.

Group E: Rajasthan 275 in 59.2 overs (Aditya N. Garhwal 49, Ashok Menaria 40, R.K. Bishnoi 54, Stephen 5/51) vs. Andhra 75/2 in 30 overs. Toss: Rajasthan. 

Services 176 in 78.4 overs (Devender Lohchab 76, Dhapola 4/24) vs. Uttarakhand 25/1 in six overs. Toss: Uttarakhand.

Group F: Himachal 324/6 in 90 overs (Raghav Dhawan 73, A.R. Kalsi 88, N.R. Gangta 45, A.P. Vashist 78) vs. Punjab. Toss: Punjab.

Haryana 327/4 in 90 overs (S.G. Rohilla 61, S.R Chauhan 71, Y.R. Sharma 101 n.o., Kapil Hooda 56 n.o.) vs. Tripura. Toss: Tripura.

Group G: Uttar Pradesh 268/7 in 90 overs (Aksh Deep Nath 91, Rinku Singh 65, Dhruv Chand Jurel 52) vs. Vidarbha. Toss: Uttar Pradesh.

Maharashtra 278/5 in 90 overs (P.H. Shah 165 n.o.) vs. Assam. Toss Assam.

Group H: Delhi 291/7 in 90 overs (Yash Dhull 113, Jonty Sidhu 71, Lalit Yadav 45 n.o.) vs. Tamil Nadu. Toss: Tamil Nadu. 

Jharkhand 169 in 51.3 overs (Ajay Mandal 4/47) vs. Chhattisgarh 135/4 in 36 overs. Toss: Jharkhand.

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