Ton-up Gugale helps Maha dominate Mumbai

Updated: Dec 25, 2018, 08:44 IST | PTI | Pune

Gugale hit 15 fours in his 191-ball knock. Pune-born Gugale was cleaned up by right-arm medium pacer Shubham Ranjane (2-30) soon after completing his fourth first class century

Maharashtra's Swapnil Gugale celebrates his ton against Mumbai in Pune. Pic/Mandar Tannu
Maharashtra's Swapnil Gugale celebrates his ton against Mumbai in Pune. Pic/Mandar Tannu

Maharashtra opener Swapnil Gugale hit a century as the hosts powered their way to 298-3 against Mumbai on the opening day of their elite Ranji Trophy Group A match here yesterday. Put in to bat at the MCA International Stadium in Gahunje on the outskirts of the city, Gugale (101) and his opening partner Chirag Khurana (71) laid a solid foundation with a 146-run stand.

The two batsmen, with their effective stroke play, made life difficult for Mumbai bowlers, who missed the experience of key pacers Dhawal Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande, both out with injuries. Gugale hit 15 fours in his 191-ball knock. Pune-born Gugale was cleaned up by right-arm medium pacer Shubham Ranjane (2-30) soon after completing his fourth first class century.

Arunachal out for 84
Left-arm spinner Ashutosh Aman foxed the lower order with a four-wicket haul as Bihar shot out Arunachal Pradesh for 84. In reply, opener Indrajit Kumar's unbeaten 127 helped Bihar take a 166-run lead at stumps on Day One. Bihar medium pacers Vivek Kumar (3-26) and Rehan Khan (2-17) gave early breakthroughs before Ashutosh ran through the lower order at Patna's Moin-ul-Haq Stadium.

Paras Dogra slams 253
At the Krishnagiri Stadium in Wayanad, veteran Paras Dogra slammed a career-best 253 off just 244 balls to propel Puducherry to 418-4 after Sikkim opted to bowl. Dogra slammed 30 fours and seven sixes in his innings.

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