|Sharma's century gives Rajasthan imposing lead|
Jaipur: Sanjeev Sharma's maiden hundred for Rajasthan and half centuries from captain P. Krishnakumar, Anshu Jain, Ajay Mehra and D.P. Singh helped Rajasthan take a first innings lead of 260 over Vidarbha with two wickets in hand at close of play on the second day of their Central Zone Ranji Trophy league match at the KL Saini stadium here yesterday.
Earlier, resuming at their overnight score of 114-2, Rajasthan lost Anshu Jain caught behind by keeper Deshpande off Prateki for 78. P. Krishnakumar and Ajay Mehra then added 50 runs for the fourth wicket. After Mehra was out, former Indian player Sanjeev Sharma, who plays as a professional for Rajasthan, put on 122 runs for the fifth wicket with Krishnakumar. The latter looked all set for a big score when he was declared lbw to V. Baddlu for a well compiled 72.
Sharma grabbed the honours for the second day running, following up his four wicket haul on the first day with his second first class century. His first century had come for Railways against Uttar Pradesh at the Karnail Singh stadium in New Delhi. Sharma's 117 came in 238 minutes from 204 balls. He and D.P. Singh (52 not out) added 90 for the seventh wicket. At stumps Rajasthan were 423-8.
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