Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gujarat defeated Baroda and remained unbeaten in league stage


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On Sunday, Gujarat beat Baroda by 40 runs to remain unbeaten in the league stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Earlier Gujarat won toss and opted to bat, Gujarat posted 277 for 7 riding on opener Dhruv Raval’s 102 off 129 balls and restricted the opposition to 237 for 9.

Earlier Chhattisgarh, Goa, Tripura and Hyderabad got defeated by Gujarat. However, this was Baroda’s first loss in the tournament.

Gujarat did not have the best of the start as they lost opener Priyank Panchal (2) and Chirag Gandhi (12) early. While Panchal got defeated by pacer Atit Sheth (3/53), Gandhi was caught by Abhimanyusingh Rajput off Babashafi Pathan (2/47).

Yet left-handed batsman Raval took charge and anchored the innings. Afterwards a quick-fire 22 off nine balls by Chintan Gaja helped Gujarat go past the 275-run mark.

Earlier chasing 278, Baroda lost opener Kedav Devdhar (17). By taking 3 wickets in quick succession Gujarat pegged back Baroda as they slipped to 135 for 4.

As Baroda lost half of their side for 154, Chawla trapped Patel in front of the Wicket. It was difficult task which eventually ended at 237 for 9

Pacer Chintan Gaja (2/40) and Arzan Nagwaswalla (2/47) played their roles to perfectly.