Saurashtra in a strong position

Cuttack:The visiting Saurashtra cricket team, assisted by an unbeaten knock of 141 runs, were five down for 305 runs on the first day of the Elite Division Ranji match against hosts Odisha at the Barabati stadium here.

Earlier in the morning, the hosts won the toss and its captain decided to field first. Assisted by early morning dews and wind, the opening bowlers easily dislodged two Saurashtra batsmen cheaply. But then it was Team India member Ajay Jadeja and Bhushan Chauhan who steadied the Saurashtra innings.