Gujarat played host to Baroda at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad in the Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy West Zone League. Baroda completed a 115 run victory on Thursday thanks to the brilliance of Aditya Bochare who went home with the match figures of 13/107.
Bochare destroyed Gujarat's second innings on Thursday picking up 15-4-28-7 bowling them out for 102 in 33 overs. On Tuesday winning the toss Baroda elected to bat and made 306 in their first innings. YK Pathan (64) and captain JD Naikwade (54) did well with the bat for Baroda as R Bhatt returned the best of the bowling taking 5/72. Gujarat got off to a great start thanks to Partiv Patel who has been in prolific form this season. Patel added 133 for the first wicket with AS Rupani who made 50 including 8 boundaries. Patel went on to complete his century and was dismissed by Bochare for 101 which was studded with 13 hits past the ropes. Bochare went on to scalp five more victims as he finished with 6/79. Gujarat were bowled out for 283 conceding a 23 run lead to Baroda.
Baroda did not do well in their second innings as they were bowled out for 194 in 50.5 overs. AP Darji did well to pick 6/72 and Baroda was helped by a half century by Miten Shah who made 53 which included ten strikes to the boundary. 218 was the target that Gujarat had to chase for an outright win. Patel once again top-scored for Gujarat with 27 as Bochare turned destructive. Baroda took home eight points as Gujarat were left with none.