Ranji Trophy: Gujarat reach 294 for five against Assam

Resuming at an overnight score of 233 for three, the visitors could add just 61 runs to the total in 25 overs of play that was possible today, by losing two wickets. Bhavik Thaker, who ended yesterday at a personal score of 52, fell shortly after the match resumed today. His stay at the crease was cut short by Ranjitkumar Mali for a well-made 65 from 141 balls studded with 8 fours and 2 sixes.

The other bataman in Sunny Patel, resuming on 41, on the other hand, played a fine innings and complete his half-century. But Mali once again rose to the occasion for the hosts as he took his second wicket of the day by dismissing the new batsmen in Rajdeep Darbar (10) cheaply.

However, Sunny firmly stood his ground at the other end till the stumps were drawn on a weather-affected day, to remain unbeaten on 78. Giving him company at the other end was Mehul Patel (0).

Brief scores:
Gujarat 1st innings: 294 for five in 104 overs (Sunny Patel batting 78, Bhavik Thaker 65, Ranjitkumar Mali 2/51).

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