Baroda and Mumbai gain big wins
The following are the summary of results from the sixth day of the Ranji Trophy one-day tournament
An all-round performance gave Baroda a big win with a bonus point over Gujarat at the Hindu Gymkhana Ground in Pune. Yusuf Pathan hit a furious 38-ball 92 and added 127 runs with Azharuddin Bilakhia after which Rajesh Pawar contributed some lower-order fireworks to take Baroda to 355. Gujarat's chase was led by captain Parthiv Patel (61) and Priyank Panchal (65), who added 82 together for the second wicket. But then three wickets fell for 22 runs and the target was too much for Gujarat's middle order to chase. Ketan Panchal, Baroda's right-arm fast-medium bowler, took his career-best 5 for 20 as Gujarat were bowled out for 194 inside 35 overs. Debutant medium-pacer Sumit Singh picked up two wickets.
A similar story was played out in Mumbai's 115-run win over Saurashtra at the Deccan Gymkhana Ground in Pune. Abhishek Nayar cracked his maiden List A century and, along with Wasim Jaffer, (90) took Mumbai to 296 in their 50 overs. Saurashtra showed no sign of even attempting a chase, losing four wickets for 29 runs in the first eight overs. Ajit Agarkar and Usman Malvi shared five wickets between them and Saurashtra were bowled out for 144 in 35 overs. Shitanshu Kotak top scored for Saurashtra with 43.