Kolkata: Gujarat registered a thumping win over Jammu and Kashmir inside three days in their Ranji Trophy encounter held at Surat on Thursday.
The Parthiv Patel led side demolished Jammu and Kashmir by an innings and 64 runs. Earlier the defending Ranji Trophy champions had began in style as they had restricted Jammu and Kashmir to just 261 runs in their first innings with leg-spinner Piyush Chawla leading the way with a magnificent five-wicket haul.
They turned up the heat with the bat as well as Manprit Juneja scored 131 runs from 279 balls which included 10 fours and a six to lead the charge and was also ably supported by Chirag Gandhi (86) and Priyank Panchal (61) as they ended up with 455 runs on the board, taking a 194-run lead.
Jammu and Kashmir already trailing by a decent margin needed to put up an inspiring batting performance but unfortunately the same didn’t happen as Hardik Patel and Piyush Chawla who destroyed their batting order with five and four wickets respectively. While Patel took a total of eight wickets in the match, veteran Chawla snared a total of nine scalps as the duo proved to be the stars with the ball for Gujarat.
In Agartala, Madhya Pradesh eased to a 10-wicket win over Tripura after dismissing them for under 250 runs in both the innings. Chasing 48 runs, the Madhya Pradesh openers quickly scored these runs as both Rajat Patidar and Harpreet Singh registered 25 runs each.
Jammu and Kashmir 261 and 130 (Ram Dayal 29, Parvez Rasool 24; Hardik Patel 5/49) lost to Gujarat 455 by an innings and 64 runs.
Tripura 205 and 103 (Rajesh Banik 29, Udiyan Bose 27; Ankit Sharma 4/51) lost to Madhya Pradesh 260 and 52/0 (Rajat Patidar 25, Harpreet Singh 25; Manisankar Murasingh 0/8) by 10 wickets.
Nagpur: Vidarbha 331/6 (Faiz Fazal 125, Wasim Jaffer 50; Pratik Sinha 2/70) trail Chattisgarh 489 by 158 runs.
Delhi: Services 215 and 28/1 (Ravi Chauhan 14 n.o, Navneet Singh 7; Gurvinder Singh 1/2) need 298 runs to win vs Himachal Pradesh 364 and 176/9 decl.
Porvorim: Goa 246 and 67/2 (SK Kamat 26 n.o, Swapnil Asnodkar 26; Vinay Choudhary 1/11) trail Punjab 635 by 322 runs.
Guwahati: Assam 244 and 41/7 (Kunal Saikia 16, Gokul Sharma 7; Anureet Singh 3/18) trail Railways 483/7 by 198 runs.
Lucknow: Maharashtra 312 and 256/4 (Rahul Tripathi 91, Ankit Bawne 58; Shivam Choudhary 2/38) lead Uttar Pradesh 271 by 297 runs.
Shimoga: Hyderabad 136 and 92/2 (Tanmay Agarwal 43 n.o, Ambati Rayudu 18 n.o; Shreyas Gopal 1/21) need 288 runs to win vs Karnataka 183 and 332.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala 335 and 217/2 (Jalaj Saxena 102 n.o, Sanju Samson 72 n.o; Tajinder Singh 1/34) lead Rajasthan 243 by 309 runs.
Mumbai: 374 and 85/1 (Shreyas Iyer 56 n.o, Akhil Herwadkar 24; Vijay Shankar 1/27) lead Tamil Nadu 450 by nine runs.