<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Railways">Railways</a> batsmen led a strong response to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Gujarat">Gujarat</a> with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Nitin-Bhille">Nitin Bhille</a> scoring his fourth century to take the team s total to 266/3. Gujarat, who had resumed the second day of their Group A fixture in Valsad at 340/8, could add only 27 more to their overnight tally before being bowled out for 267. Bhille was aided by Arindam Ghosh, who scored a half-century as both batsmen remained unbeaten at stumps to bring the deficit down to 101 runs. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ranji-trophy-2018-19-group-a-round-5-chawla-ton-panchal-strengthen-gujarat-against-railways-774420">Railways vs Gujarat, Day 1</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Piyush Chawla and Arzan Nagaswalla, the two overnight Gujarat batsmen were removed by rookie pacer Karan Thakur, inside the first half an hour of play to finish with 2 for 85. Railways start was one where they lost yet another early wicket. After putting 31 runs for the opening wicket, Shivakant Shuka was run out for nine due to a terrific piece of fielding from Roosh Kalaria. Saurabh Wakaskar was snared by Chintan Gaza to leave Railways at 46 for 2, before Bhille and Pratham Singh stepped up. <p></p> <p></p>The pair added 96 runs for the fourth wicket playing some exquisite strokes between themselves. With Railways going strong at 140, Hardik Patel cleaned up Singh eight short of a fifty. With Bhille going all guns blazing, he received able support from another experienced campaigner Ghosh, and the two batsmen took Railways forward en route to their respective landmarks. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores: Railways</strong> 266/3 (Nitin Bhille 109*, Arindam Ghosh 69*), trail <strong>Gujarat</strong> 367 all out (Piyush Chawla 130, Priyank Panchal 69; Amit Mishra 4 for 93) by <strong>101 runs</strong>.