Vadodara, Feb 16 (PTI) Gujarat produced a disciplinedallround performance to inflict a 107-run defeat on Saurashtrain the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Moti Bagh stadium heretoday.
Invited to bat, Gujarat rode on brilliant half-centuriesby opener Parthiv Patel (55), N K Patel and Sunny Patel (63not out) to post a challenging 250 for eight in 50 overs.
The hosts bowlers then returned to bowl out Saurashtrafor 143 in just 38.1 overs to completed a deserving victory.JD Desai (3/4) and IH Chudhary (3/25) were the pick ofthe bowlers for Gujarat, while SK Trivedi (2/19) and SunnyPatel (1/9) also contributed to the winning cause.
Chasing 251 to win, Saurashtra were never in the hunt asthey lost wickets in regular intervals and beside CR Pathak(33), skipper SH Kotak (43) and KR Makvana (37) none could putup a fight against a disciplined bolwing attack of Gujarat.
Earlier, Parthiv and AA Barot gave Gujarat a good startas the openers added 64 runs for the first wicket beforelosing Barot (19) to Ravinder Jadeja in the 14th over.
BD Thaker (3) also was dismissed cheaply and when Parthivwas sent packing by a run out by Jogiyani, all of suddenGujarat were reduced to 98 for three.
MC Juneja (21) and NK patel then added 56 runs for thefourth wicket before the former was dismissed in the 35thover. NK patel hit four boundaries in his 52-ball innings andadded another 34 runs with Sunny before being run out byJadeja.
Sunny then took the onus on himself and blasted fivefours and a six to take Gujarat to 250 in their stipulated 50overs.