Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Gohel, Bhatt centuries help Gujarat draw against Punjab

Samit Gohel’s knock came off 280 balls with 10 boundaries while Rujjul Bhatt faced 284 balls and hit 16 shots to the fence © AFP

Mohali: Nov 24, 2013

Samit Gohel and Rujul Bhatt struck unbeaten centuries in their 210-run partnership to help Gujarat eke out a draw against Punjab in their Ranji Trophy Group A match at Mohali on Sunday.

Chasing 355 runs for win but with only seven wickets in hand, Gohel and Bhatt resumed Gujarat second innings and batted through the day to save the match.

Gujarat had ended third day at a precarious 33 for three and all the responsibility to save the match was on them and did not disappoint the visitors, who ended at 224 for three.

Gohel remained unbeaten on 102 and Bhatt on exactly 100.

Gohel’s knock came off 280 balls with 10 boundaries while Bhatt faced 284 balls and hit 16 shots to the fence.

They shared an unbeaten 210-run stand for the fourth wicket.

It was a much better batting show by the visitors, who were bundled out for a mere 127 in their first essay.

Punjab on the basis of their first innings lead, earned three points while Gujarat pocketed one.

Brief scores:

Punjab 172 & 309 vs Gujarat 127 & 224 for 3 (Samit Gohel 102*, Rujul Bhatt 100*; Sandeep Sharma 2 for 43).