Gujarat took firm control of their Ranji Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh by taking the first innings lead on day three.
Gujarat, who made 302 in the first innings, bowled out MP for 252 before ending the day at 228 for two in the second innings, extending their lead to 278 runs.
Opener Samit Gohel (93*) and Parthiv Patel (80*) put Gujarat in a commanding position going into the final day tomorrow, by sharing an unbeaten 143-run stand for the third wicket.
Earlier, Madhya Pradesh failed to get past Gujarat’s first innings score after resuming the day at 162 for five.
Rush Kalaria made the maximum impact for Gujarat in the bowling department, taking four wickets for 49 runs.
India bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Axar Patel ended with two wickets each.
Brief scores: Gujarat 302 and 228/2 in 70 overs (Parthiv 80 batting, Gohel 93 batting; Pandey 2/49). MP 252 in 80.1 overs (Patidar 71; Kalaria 4/72).
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