Hosts Gujarat recorded their second successive win within the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Goa by eight wickets in an Elite Group A sport in Surat on Monday. Gujarat had began their marketing campaign with a three-wicket win over Chhattisgarh. Opting to bat on the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Goa have been bundled out for 159 in 45.4 overs, with Gujarat’s slow-left arm spinner Hardik Patel (3/34) doing the majority of the injury.
Gujarat then chased the goal in 27.4 overs with half centuries from Priyank Panchal (57 not out off) and Bhargav Merai (57 off 55 balls).
Goa have been struggling at 41/2 after shedding opener Aditya Kaushik (4), who was castled by pacer Arzan Nagwaswalla (2/31).
The opposite opener Ishann Gadekar (18) additionally did not convert his begin and have become slow-left arm bowler Hardik’s first scalp.
Gujarat stored making inroads and didn’t permit the opposition batsmen to cool down. One-down Snehal Kauthankar (23; 3×4) too did not make it large and was trapped in entrance of the wicket by Hardik, leaving his aspect in a spot of hassle at 50/3.
They misplaced half their aspect for 78 as skipper Amit Verma (15) and Suyash Prabhudessai (3) additionally fell cheaply. It was a affected person 36 by wicket-keeper KD Eknath off 62 balls that took his workforce over the 120-run mark.
However pacer Nagwaswalla received his second wicket after dismissing Eknath as Goa slipped to 123/6 within the thirty ninth over.
Darshan Misal, who got here at quantity seven, prime scored with 44, with 4 boundaries and that at-least helped them go previous the 150-run mark, however ran out of companions as Gujarat bowlers ran via Goa’s decrease order.
For Gujarat, all of the bowlers performed their elements to perfection. Pacer Chintan Gaja (2/31) and spinner Piyush Chawla (2/32) additionally grabbed two wickets every.
Gujarat started the chase on a powerful be aware, with openers Dhruv Raval (37 off 26 balls) and Panchal including 53 for the primary wicket.
Then Panchal and Bhargav Merai have been concerned in a 92-run stand for the second wicket and took the sport away from Goa.
Goa 159 (Darshan Misal 44; KD Eknath 36; Hardik Patel 3/34, Arzan Nagwaswalla 2/31) misplaced to Gujarat 162/2(Priyank Panchal 57 not out, Bhargav Merai 57; Deepraj Goankar 1/26, Amulya Pandrekar 1/29) by eight wickets.
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