Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Group B, 4th day January 24, 2015

Wakhare seven crushes Gujarat

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Akshay Wakhare finished with a match haul of 13 wickets © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Vidarbha 236 (Shrivastava, Powar 5-87) and 307 for 8 (Shrivastava 101, Fazal 75, Powar 5-99) beat Gujarat 248 (Juneja 75, Wakhare 6-92) and 175 (Patel 73*, Wakhare 7-70) by 120 runs

Offspinner Akshay Wakhare fetched career-best returns of 7 for 70 to run through Gujarat for 175 and set up Vidarbha's 120-run victory in Surat. Wakhare had also taken six wickets in the first innings, taking his match tally to 13 for 163. Vidarbha declared on their overnight score of 307 for 8, setting Gujarat a challenging 296 for the win. The hosts, however, failed to get going in their chase, as regular blows from Wakhare prevented the team from building any significant partnership. Parthiv Patel put up a lone fight, scoring an unbeaten 73, but none of his team-mates gave him support, as Gujarat folded in 70 overs.