The last time Gujarat had won the Ranji Trophy, the season was 1950-51 and the national team was yet to put up a win. It has been 65 years since but the joy hasn’t been repeated. This is in sharp contrast to the regular heroics for their opponents in Indore – Mumbai.
However, Day 1 offered reasons why Gujarat have made only their second final appearance in the Ranji Trophy. They kept at it against Mumbai’s batting display after winning the toss and opting to field on a cold Indore morning.
For Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw (71) and Suryakumar Yadav (57) were amongst the runs and their fate could have been worse if Shaw hadn’t been dropped early on. Gujarat saw good combined effort with two wickets each for RP Singh, Gaja and Bhatt.
In reply, Gujarat are 2/0 at the stumps having already survived one drop – that by Shaw on Gohel.