Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Gujarat dominate Vidarbha on Day 1

Vidarbha were bowled out for a paltry 85 in their first innings © Getty Images

Nagpur: Oct 27, 2013

Riding on brilliant bowling by Rush Kalaria (five for 32) and Jasprit Bumrah (four for 30), Gujarat bundled out Vidarbha for a paltry 85 and then themselves reached a comfortable 153 for three at stumps on day one of a Ranji Trophy Group A match.

Electing to field, Gujarat medium pacers wreaked havoc to wrap up the hosts for less than 100 runs in their first innings.

As they fell like a pack of cards, only three Vidarbha batsmen — opener Faiz Fazal (31), Ranjit Paradkar (17 not out) and Umesh Yadav (16) — could touch the double digit mark.

Besides Kalaria and Bumrah chipping in with nine scalps between them, Rakesh Dhruv claimed a wicket.

Gujarat bowlers never let the host batsmen settle down, reducing them to 21 for four in just 13.4 overs. There were only two brief partnerships — 25 runs for the fifth wicket between Fazal and Rashmi Parida and another 29-run stand for the ninth wicket between Paradkar and Yadav.

In reply, Gujarat got off to a fine start with openers Smit Patel (73) and Samit Gohel (36) sharing an 88-run stand for the first wicket to lay a solid platform.

Despite both their opening batsmen getting out and one-down Manprit Juneja (9) back into the pavilion, Gujarat already have taken a 68 runs lead with seven wickets remaining.

At stumps, Parthiv Patel was unbeaten on 31 and Mehul Patel was yet to open his account.

Brief scores:

Vidarbha 85 (Faiz Fazal 31, Ranjit Paradkar not out 17; Rush Kalaria 5 for 32, Jasprit Bumrah 4 for 30) trail Gujarat 153 for 3 (Smit Patel 73, Samit Gohel 36; Sumit Ruikar 2 for 30) by 68 runs.