Swapnil Gugule remained unbeaten on 56 © Getty Images ( File Photo)
Swapnil Gugule remained unbeaten on 56 © Getty Images ( Representational Photo)

Pune: Jan 15, 2015

Pacer Shrikant Mundhe ripped through Rajasthan‘s line-up as Maharashtra thrashed the visiting side nine wickets on an eventful third day of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match here today.

Overnight 274 for nine in their first innings, Maharashtra folded without adding anything to their tally before bowling out Rajasthan for 106. Chasing a paltry target of 103, the home team romped home in 19.3 overs with opener Swapnil Gugale smashing an unbeaten 66-ball 56, which included seven fours and a six. The foundation of the victory was, however, laid by Mundhe. His six wickets cost merely 38 runs in 13.4 overs, an effort which left Rajasthan in dire straits.

Aristh Singhvi was the highest scorer for Rajasthan with 19 runs even as seven of the visiting batsmen departed without touching the double digit mark. Set a small target, Maharashtra literally sailed through with Gugule’s innings being the best.

Brief scores:

Rajasthan 270 (Puneet Yadav 127; Samad Fallah 4 for 49) & 106 (Aristh Singhvi 19; Srikanth Mundhe 6 for 38) lost to Maharashtra: 274 (Chirag Khurana 82*, Shrikant Mundhe 60; Deepak Chahar 4 for 63) & 105 for 1 in 19.3 overs (Swapnil Gugule 56*; Aniket Choudhary 1 for 1) by 9 wickets.