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Parthiv Patel slams 19th Ranji Trophy ton, completes 11,000 runs in first-class cricket

Parthiv Patel hit his first century of the season on day one of proceedings in the first quarter-final between Gujarat and Goa in Valsad.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: February 20, 2020 11:58:28 pm
parthiv patel, ranji trophy quarterfinals, parthiv patel ranji, ranji trophy 2020, india cricket news, cricket news Parthiv celebrates his 19th Ranji Trophy hundred. (BCCI)

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.

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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