New Delhi: Ravindra Jadeja snared three out of the remaining four Railways wickets as Saurashtra won their final group league Ranji Trophy match by a comfortable 97-run margin but Rajasthan's innings victory over Orissa put Jaydev Shah and Co out of competition.

The proceedings were wrapped up within 70 minutes into the first session on third day as Railways were all out for 149 in 51.1 overs, chasing 247. Jadeja, who took four for 42 in the second essay, finished with his career-best figures of 10 for 65 to show for his efforts.

Saurashtra won their final group league Ranji Trophy match by a comfortable 97-run margin.

Saurashtra, thus finished their group league engagements with 16 points and on even keel with Rajasthan but the defending champions had better quotient of 0.984 compared to former's 0.925.

UP also can't be ruled out of the equation as a win against Karnataka (practically tough though) can ensure a ticket to the next round for Suresh Raina and Co.

On the day, M Suresh (30) played a cut shot off seamer Sandip Maniar, which Shitanshu Kotak stationed at gully pouched after fumbling a bit. Then Jadeja removed Ashish Yadav (50, 92b, 8x4) with a delivery that kept low and the batsman was caught on the backfoot. Nilesh Chauhan (0) and Krishna Kant Upadhyay (10) got out in the identical fashion being caught by Cheteshwar Pujara.

Brief Scores:

Saurashtra: 175 & 152.

Railways: 81 & 149 (Ashish Yadav 50, K Makvana 5/47, R Jadeja 4/42).

(Agencies)