Chirag Johnny made a brilliant contribution to Sheldon Jackson at the end of Saurashtra’s innings. Chirag Johnny, who excelled with the ball and took a hat-trick of wickets, also excelled with the bat.
Earlier Maharashtra skipper Ruthuraj Gaikwad’s brilliant innings saw the team score respectably. Ruthuraj helped Maharashtra, who were in trouble after losing their wicket in the beginning. Ruthuraj, who played slowly till his half-century, then changed gears. Ruthuraj, who scored a half-century in 96 balls, completed his century in 125 balls. Ruthuraj, who scored 108 runs off 131 balls, tried for the second run and was run out.
Azim Kazi (37 runs, 33 balls, 3 sixes, 1 four) scored the second most runs in the Maharashtra team after Ruthuraj. Naushad Sheikh (31* runs, 23 balls, 4 fours) and Satyajit Bachav (27 runs, 59 balls, 3 fours) scored runs. The Maharashtra team scored 248 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs.