Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gujarat report second win, beat Goa

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Hosts Gujarat recorded their second successive win within the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Goa by eight wickets in an Elite Group A sport, right here 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.four overs, with Gujarat’s slow-left arm spinner Hardik Patel (three/34) doing the majority of the harm.

Gujarat then chased the goal in 27.four 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 dropping opener Aditya Kaushik (four), 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 saved making inroads and didn’t permit the opposition batsmen to quiet down. One-down Snehal Kauthankar (23; 3×4) too did not make it massive and was trapped in entrance of the wicket by Hardik, leaving his aspect in a spot of trouble at 50/three.

They misplaced half their aspect for 78 as skipper Amit Verma (15) and Suyash Prabhudessai (three) 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 39th 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 was devoid of companions as Gujarat bowlers ran by means of Goa’s decrease order.

For Gujarat, all of the bowlers performed their components to perfection. Pacer Chintan Gaja (2/31) and spinner Piyush Chawla (2/32) additionally grabbed two wickets every.

Gujarat started the chase on a robust notice, 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.

Transient Scores:

Goa 159 (Darshan Misal 44; KD Eknath 36; Hardik Patel three/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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