Parthiv Patel slammed his first century of this Ranji Trophy season on day one of proceedings in the first quarter-final between Gujarat and Goa in Valsad on Thursday.
Walking in to bat with the score at 107/2, the southpaw went on to add 139 runs with Bhargav Merai (84) to put Gujarat on the ascendancy.
Parthiv reached the three-figure mark with a fine paddle down the leg-side and remained unbeaten on 118 (which included 15 fours) as Gujarat posted 330/4 at the end of the day 1.
Enroute to his 27th first-class ton and 19th in Ranji Trophy, Parthiv also reached the landmark of 11,000 first-class runs.
HUNDRED: Skipper leading from the front! 👏👏
Parthiv Patel brings up a ton his 19th #RanjiTrophy ton as Gujarat near 300 in the quarterfinal clash against Goa. 💪💪
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 20, 2020
Elsewhere, fighting half-centuries by Vishvarajsingh Jadeja (73, 179 balls, 10 fours), Chirag Jani (53, 128 balls, 5 fours) and Sheldon Jackson (50) helped Saurashtra make 226 for 6 in 79 overs on the opening day of its Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Andhra on Thursday.
Brief scores: Saurashtra 226 for 6 in 79 overs (Vishvarajsingh Jadeja 73, Chirag Jani 53 batting, Sheldon Jackson 50, Kishan Parmar M 35; Prithvi Raj Yarra 3/51) vs Andhra.
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