Mumbai: Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel (101) scored a fighting century to help Gujarat score a modest 244 against Mumbai in their final Ranji Trophy Group A match here today.
The diminutive Patel kept the one end tight but did not get support from his batting colleagues after being invited to bat at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy ground. India's struggling paceman Zaheer Khan also had a decent day as he bowled 17 overs and took two wickets for 40 runs.
Left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan (3/54) was the most successful bowler for Mumbai with three wickets while Javed Khan (2/46) took two.
However, Gujarat began the defence of the total by taking an early wicket in opener Kaustubh Pawar, who scored 17 before being caught of Chirag Gandhi off Rakesh Dhruv. With Pawar's dismissal, stumps were drawn for the day. Mumbai ended the day at 24 for one with Wasim Jaffer (6) on strike.
Apart from Patel only three other Gujarat batsmen reached the double-digit score with Bhargav Merai being the second best scorer with his 41-run knock. Patel came to the crease after Gujarat had lost both the openers Smit Patel (8) and Samit Gohel (30) and was the second-last man out.
Left-hander Patel's 101 came off 146 balls and his knock had 12 boundaries in it.
Brief Scores: Gujarat 1st innings: 244 all out in 78.3 overs. (Parthiv Patel 101, Bhargav Merai 41; A Chavan 3/54, Z Khan 2/40). Mumbai 1st innings 24 for one in 8.3 overs. (Kaustubh Pawar 17; R Dhruv 1/5)
Saurashtra 1st innings: 212/9 in 90 overs (Arpit Vasavada 54, Sheldon Jackson 53; Ishwar Pandey 3/37) vs Madhya Pradesh.
Railways 1st innings: 214/9 (Amit Paunikar 50, Murali Kartik 48, Karan Sharma 32, Sourav Sarkar 3/62, SS Paul 2/51) vs Bengal.
Karnataka 1st InningsMaharashtra: 306 for four in 89 overs (Muralidharen Gautam 132 batting, Stuart Binny 115) vs Maharashtra
Uttar Pradesh 1st innings: 160 all out in 61 overs (Akshdeep Nath 37, Mukul Dagar 29; Deepak Behera 6/37). Odisha 1st innings: 70 for five in 23 overs.
Delhi 1st innings: 254/4 (Unmukt Chand 82, Mohit Sharma 53, Mithun Manhas 54, Shrikant Wagh 2/42) vs Vidarbha.
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Services 1st innings: 185 all out in 80.1 overs (Soumik Chatterjee 97, Sarabjit Singh 22; Ajay Yadav 5/30, Shahbaz Nadeem 3/42). Jharkhand 1st innings: Four for no loss in 4 overs.
Goa 1st innings: 264/3 in 90 overs (Amogh Desai batting 101, Sagun Kamat 70, Regan Pinto 61) vs Assam.
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