Vishnu Solanki’s stroke-filled century and bowlers’ splendid present arrange Baroda’s five-wicket win over Goa in an Elite Group A sport as they kicked off their Vijay Hazare Trophy marketing campaign on a successful notice right here on Saturday.
Invited to bat on the Kholdvad Gymkhana floor, Baroda bundled out Goa for 263 after which chased the goal with 9 balls to spare as they rode on Solanki’s 108 off 132 balls and half-centuries from skipper Krunal Pandya (71 off 77 balls) and opener Smit Patel (58 off 64 balls).
For Goa, Snehal Kauthankar top-scored with a 100-ball 81, hammering six fours and two sixes after they misplaced openers Ishaan Gadekar (7) and Aditya Kaushik (7) early.
Baroda bowlers led by pacer Atit Sheth (three/50) and left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (three/62) stored making in-roads whilst Kauthankar didn’t get a gentle associate.
Skipper Amit Verma (24), wicket-keeper KD Eknath (43), Suyash Prabhudessai (39), Darshan Misal (20) and Lakshay Garg (23) couldn’t convert their begins into huge scores.
Sheth and Krunal, had been nicely complimented by pacer Lukman Meriwala (2/43), who was just lately picked up by Delhi Capitals and all-rounder Babashafi Pathan (1/43).
Baroda misplaced opener Kedar Devdhar (zero) early, however Smit Patel and Solanki rallied the innings with their 95-run stand for the second wicket to convey them again into the competition.
Solanki took on the Goa bowlers with utmost ease and hammered 12 fours and a six, and located an ready ally in skipper Krunal, as they stitched a vital 138-run stand for the third wicket.
Baroda misplaced Solanki and Krunal in fast succession, however Ninad Rathwa (10 not out) and Abhimanyusingh Rajput (6 not out) took them dwelling in 48.three overs.
Transient Scores: Goa 263 all out (Snehal Kauthankar 81; Okay D Eknath 43; Atit Sheth three/50; Krunal Pandya three/62) misplaced to Baroda 264/5 (Vishnu Solanki 108, Krunal Pandya 71; Amit Verma 2-39, Amulya Pandrekar 1-35) by 5 wickets.
At C Okay Pithwala Floor: Hyderabad 349/5 (Tilak Verma 156 not out, Tanmay Agarwal 86; R A Dey 2/45, A S Sarkar 1/42) beat Tripura 236 (Milind Kumar 67, Bikram Kumar Das 65; C V Milind 5/43, B Sandeep 2/37) by 113 runs.
At Lalbhai Contractor Stadium: Chhattisgarh 231 all out (Shashank Chandrakar 92, Ashutosh Singh 47; Arzan Nagwaswalla 6/54, Chintan Gaja 2/50) misplaced to Gujarat 232/7 (Dhruv Raval 38, B H Merai 38; Veer Pratap Singh 2/38) by three wickets.