On the fifth day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final match, Saurashtra entered the finals after beating Gujarat by 92 runs on the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on the demise of captain Jaydev Unadkat. Saurashtra will face Bengal within the ultimate. Bengal entered the ultimate by defeating Karnataka by 174 runs in a second semi-final match performed on the Eden Gardens Stadium. The Ranji ultimate will likely be performed from March 9.
Apart from captain Unadkat's seven wickets for Saurashtra, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chirag Jani and Prerna Makand took one wicket every. <! –
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Saurashtra scored 304 runs of their first innings after which have been all out for 252 of their first innings to take a 52-run lead. Saurashtra then scored 274 runs of their second innings and set a goal of 327 runs to win in entrance of Gujarat.
Chasing this goal, Gujarat began badly and misplaced 5 wickets for 63 runs. But then once more Chirag Gandhi (96) and captain Parthiv Patel (93) tried to get Gujarat out of hassle by sharing 158 runs for the sixth wicket.
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Captain Parthiv was dismissed because the sixth wicket on the crew rating of 221 after which Gujarat crew have been diminished to 234 runs in 72.2 overs and misplaced by 92 runs.
Chirag hit 16 fours off 139 balls whereas captain Parthiv hit 13 fours off 148 balls. Bhargava Merai scored 14 runs off 56 balls with the assistance of two fours. The remainder of Gujarat couldn’t even attain the double figures, which turned the largest motive for Gujarat's defeat.