Hosts Gujarat recorded their 2d successive win within the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Goa by means of 8 wickets in an Elite Team A recreation 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.four overs, with Gujarat’s slow-left arm spinner Hardik Patel (three/34) doing the majority of the wear.
Gujarat then chased the objective in 27.four overs with part centuries from Priyank Panchal (57 now not out off) and Bhargav Merai (57 off 55 balls).
Goa have been suffering at 41/2 after dropping opener Aditya Kaushik (four), who was once castled by means of pacer Arzan Nagwaswalla (2/31).
The opposite opener Ishann Gadekar (18) additionally didn’t convert his get started and become slow-left arm bowler Hardik’s first scalp.
Gujarat stored making inroads and didn’t permit the opposition batsmen to calm down. One-down Snehal Kauthankar (23; 3×4) too didn’t make it giant and was once trapped in entrance of the wicket by means of Hardik, leaving his facet in a place of trouble at 50/three.
They misplaced part their facet for 78 as skipper Amit Verma (15) and Suyash Prabhudessai (three) additionally fell affordably. It was once a affected person 36 by means of wicket-keeper KD Eknath off 62 balls that took his staff over the 120-run mark.
However pacer Nagwaswalla were given his 2d wicket after disregarding Eknath as Goa slipped to 123/6 within the 39th over.
Darshan Misal, who got here at quantity seven, most sensible scored with 44, with 4 obstacles and that at-least helped them cross previous the 150-run mark, however ran out of companions as Gujarat bowlers ran thru Goa’s decrease order.
For Gujarat, all of the bowlers performed their portions to perfection. Pacer Chintan Gaja (2/31) and spinner Piyush Chawla (2/32) additionally grabbed two wickets each and every.
Gujarat started the chase on a robust word, with openers Dhruv Raval (37 off 26 balls) and Panchal including 53 for the primary wicket.
Then Panchal and Bhargav Merai have been eager about a 92-run stand for the second one wicket and took the sport clear of Goa.
Goa 159 (Darshan Misal 44; KD Eknath 36; Hardik Patel three/34, Arzan Nagwaswalla 2/31) misplaced to Gujarat 162/2(Priyank Panchal 57 now not out, Bhargav Merai 57; Deepraj Goankar 1/26, Amulya Pandrekar 1/29) by means of 8 wickets.
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