Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Parthiv Patel guides Gujarat to 330-4 vs Goa

Updated: Feb 21, 2020, 09:14 IST | PTI | Valsad (Gujarat)

Patel and Merai then started the rescue act. Both the batsmen scored at a brisk pace as they hammered a listless Goa attack.The duo added 139 runs for the third wicket and did not allow Goa to make a comeback

Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel

Skipper Parthiv Patel led from the front with his 27th first-class century to help Gujarat post 330-4 on Day One of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Goa here on Thursday. The left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 118 off 156 balls at the Sardar Patel Stadium, hitting 15 boundaries off the Goa bowlers. In the process, Patel also completed 11,000 first-class runs.

Opting to bat, Gujarat openers Samit Gohil (52) and Priyank Panchal (28) gave a sedate start and added 64 for the first wicket before Panchal holed out to cover. One-down Bhargav Merai (84 off 113 balls) joined Gohil, who failed to convert his start. He poked at a wide delivery from left-arm spinner Darshan Misal and was caught by Snehal Kauthankar in the slips. Gujarat were 107 for two.

Patel and Merai then started the rescue act. Both the batsmen scored at a brisk pace as they hammered a listless Goa attack.The duo added 139 runs for the third wicket and did not allow Goa to make a comeback.

Century for Majumdar
Meanwhile, Anustup Majumdar's gritty century rescued Bengal from a hopeless 46-5 in a dramatic turnaround against Odisha at Tangi. At stumps, Bengal were 308 for six. Put in by a pace-heavy Odisha, Bengal found themselves in all sorts of trouble in the first session. Suryakant Pradhan (2-96), Preet Singh Chohan (2-52) and Basant Mohanty (1/48) used the early moisture to advantage and blew away the Bengal top order.

Batters shine for Saurashtra
At Ongole, fighting half-centuries by Vishvarajsingh Jadeja (73), Chirag Jani (53) and Sheldon Jackson (50) helped Saurashtra make 226-6 against Andhra. Meanwhile, at Jammu, Karnataka were wobbling at 14-2 at stumps after only six overs were possible due to bad light against Jammu and Kashmir.

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