Lucky to be caught off a no-ball: Jackson

RANJI TROPHY SEMIS - Punjab rue giving away 30-40 runs extra.

Rajkot:  Saurashtra batsman Sheldon Jackson had his heart in his mouth when he was caught by Harbhajan Singh off Siddharth Kaul with just minutes to go for stumps in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy semi-final between Saurashtra and Punjab. Albeit off a no-ball.

Speaking to Yahoo! Cricket after the match Jackson said, “I felt lucky when I was caught off a no-ball, this is happening for the third time. I am looking to take my team to safety tomorrow”.

Punjab coach Arun Sharma concurred saying, “We missed out on that wicket. We gave away 30-40 runs extra. Should get them out within 350 on day two. Confident that the batsmen will do well, since it is a good wicket to bat on”.

Saurashtra finished day one on 274/5.