Ranji Trophy round one: Cheteshwar Pujara, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube sparkle; Puducherry stun Delhi


Ravi Bishnoi‘s four-wicket haul in the first innings helped Gujarat overcome a 14-run deficit to clinch a thrilling win over Tamil Nadu in Valsad. Gujarat’s 236 seemed quite massive when TN were tottering on 119 for 8 in the first innings. M Mohammed and Sandeep Warrier then put on 116 for the ninth wicket to help TN secure a lead. Gujarat’s turnaround was led by Ripal Patel, who led the counter-attack with 71-ball 81 and Umang Kumar (89). Set 299 for victory, Tamil Nadu were skittled for 187 with fast bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla picking up four wickets. Washington Sundar, who is one of two allrounders in the India squad, finished with scores of 1 and 6 with the bat, while returning a combined figures of 1 for 68 with the ball.

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