The Indian team has to play the first Test against Australia from February 9 on this ground. In the match, 15 wickets fell on the first day and 16 wickets on the second day. The Ranji match was played on an adjacent pitch on which the Test was not to be played. Gujarat started playing ahead of six runs for one wicket and the entire team was dismissed for 54 runs in 31 overs. Sarwate took 6 wickets for 17 runs in 15.3 overs.
He took five wickets in the first innings. Left arm spinner Harsh Dubey took three wickets. Only number three batsman Siddharth Desai could reach double figures for Gujarat, scoring 18 runs. Vidarbha scored 74 runs in the first innings while Gujarat scored 256 runs to take a lead of 182 runs. Vidarbha scored 254 runs in the second innings and set Gujarat a target of 73 runs.
In another match at Mohali, Punjab beat Madhya Pradesh by an innings and 122 runs to grab seven points from the bonus point. Punjab, who scored 443 in the first innings, bowled out Madhya Pradesh for 244 in the first innings and bowled out Madhya Pradesh for just 77 in the second innings to register a big win thanks to Siddharth Kaul’s four wickets. For Punjab, Arshdeep Singh took four wickets by giving 30 runs, Mayank Markande took three wickets by giving 19 runs and Siddharth Kaul took two wickets by giving 11 runs.
In Chandigarh, the home side rode on centuries from Manan Vohra (126) and Gaurav Puri (102 not out) and a half-century from Kunal Mahajan (83) to post 485 for eight at stumps. This gave Chandigarh a first innings lead over Railways who had scored 386 runs in the first innings. In Jammu, the Jammu and Kashmir team declared their first innings at 446 for six, riding on a century from Abhinav Puri (121 runs) and half-centuries from four batsmen. He then took four wickets in 37 overs to reduce Tripura to 76 at stumps, with Bikram Das scoring 39 and Subham Ghosh batting on 23.
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