Panchal’s half-century Gujarat came close to taking lead over Chandigarh
Chandigarh had scored 304 runs in the first innings. At the end of the day’s play, Panchal was playing on 87 off 146 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. Wicket-keeper batsman Het Patel is supporting him by scoring 37 runs.
Opener Priyank Panchal struck an unbeaten half-century to help Gujarat post 249 for three in the first innings against Chandigarh on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group D match here on Wednesday. Chandigarh had scored 304 runs in the first innings. At the end of the day’s play, Panchal was playing on 87 off 146 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. Wicket-keeper batsman Het Patel is supporting him by scoring 37 runs. Both have made an unbroken partnership of 53 runs.
Gujarat team now trail Chandigarh by just 55 runs with seven wickets remaining. Panchal had earlier shared two crucial partnerships with Ketan Patel (47) and Priyesh Patel (62). Earlier, the Chandigarh team was all out in 116 overs by adding 57 more runs to their yesterday’s score. Bhagmender Lather scored 87 while Arsalan Khan contributed 56 and Gaurav Puri contributed 51 runs. For Gujarat, Sneh Patel took four wickets for 85 runs while Siddharth Desai took two wickets for 74 runs.
Lather also did wonders in bowling, taking all three wickets of Gujarat. The encounter between Railways and Madhya Pradesh in Indore is at an exciting turn with both the teams having a chance to grab a first innings lead. In reply to Railways’ 274 in the first innings, Madhya Pradesh scored 243 for eight. Madhya Pradesh team is behind by 31 runs with two wickets remaining. For Madhya Pradesh, Rajat Patidar scored 54, Himanshu Mantri scored 48 and Shubham Sharma scored 40 runs. For Railways, Sagar Jadhav took four wickets for 28 runs.
In Nagpur, Vidarbha scored 272 in the first innings to take an 81-run lead over Jammu and Kashmir and then took the visitors to 75 for three in the second innings. Aditya Sarwate (75), Atharva Taide (74) and Harsh Dubey (55) scored half-centuries for Vidarbha. Umar Nazir Mir took five wickets while Abid Mushtaq took three wickets. In another Group D match at Agartala, Punjab scored 203 in the first innings against Tripura. Prabhsimran Singh scored 55 while Mandeep Singh scored 41 runs. For Tripura, Manishankar Moorasingh took five wickets for 48 runs while Abhijeet Sarkar and Ajay Sarkar took two wickets each. Tripura’s team has scored 17 runs in the first innings without losing wickets.
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