Priyank Panchal slams ton in Gujarat’s win against J&K

Daily Excelsior

Daily Excelsior

Author 2019-10-15 04:41:49

JAIPUR, Oct 14:

Opener Priyank Panchal starred with an unbeaten 135 (122 balls, 17 fours, 3 sixes) as Gujarat thrashed Jammu & Kashmir by eight wickets to notch up its eighth successive win in Group ‘C’ of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Monday.
The Parthiv Patel-led side overhauled J&K’s score of 279 for 8 in the 38th over with the diminutive ‘keeper making 63 while Bhargav Merai remained not out on 70 (56 balls, 6 fours, 1 six).
Asked to bat by Gujarat, J&K rode on half-centuries by Abdul Samad (68, 53 balls, 7 sixes) and Shubham Khajuria (66, 64 balls, 6 fours, 3 sixes) and a knock of 49 by captain Parvez Rasool (49, 57 balls, 1 four, 1 six).
For Gujarat, Rush Kalaria (2/34), C T Gaja (2/46) and A Nagwaswalla (2/74) took two wickets each.
Chasing a big score for victory, Gujarat openers Parthiv Patel and Panchal started in right earnest, rattling 83 runs in 10.3 overs before the former fell to Umar Nazir for 63.
After Dhruv Raval (7) fell cheaply, Panchal and Merai stepped up the pace and toyed with the J&K attack as Gujarat romped to 282 for 2 in 37.3 overs.
Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, both with eight wins each, will clash on October 16 to decide the group topper.
Brief scores: Jammu & Kashmir 279 for 8 in 50 overs (Abdul Samad 68, Shubham Khajuria 66, Parvel Rasool 49, Rush Kalaria 2/34) lost to Gujarat 282 for 2 in 37.3 overs (Priyank Panchal 135 not out, Bhargav Merai 70 not out, Parthiv Patel 63). Gujarat: 4 points, J&K: 0.
Bihar 267 for 7 in 50 overs (SS Rathour 71, Babul Kumar 66, Rahmat Ullah 63, Diwesh Gurdev Pathania 3/63) lost to Services 269 for 5 in 48.4 overs (Ravi Chauhan 86, Rajat Paliwal 69 not out, Shivam S Kumar 2/42). Services: 4 points, Bihar: 0.
Bengal 223 all out in 49.1 overs (Shreevats Goswami 56, Abhishek Kumar Raman 42, Shahbaz 30) tied with Railways 223 all out in 50 overs (Pratham Singh 91, Mrunal Devdhar 47, Arindam Ghosh 25, Sayan Ghosh 3/61, Arnab Nandi 2/30). Bengal:
2 points, Railways: 2 points. (PTI)

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