Madhya Pradesh at 235/7 against Gujarat


GUJ vs MP Day 1 Strains: Shubham Sharma hit 92 patient to guide Madhya Pradesh to
235 for 7 on day one of their Elite Group A Ranji Trophy game against Gujarat here on Thursday. Follow GUJ vs MP updates on Insidesport.IN

Gujarat playmaker Arzan Nagwaswalla (3/50) wreaked havoc early on, knocking out Madhya Pradesh openers Rameez Khan (20) and wicket-keeper Ajay Rohera (23) in quick succession to leave them faltering at 44/2 .

GUJ vs MP Day 1 Stumps: Shubham Sharma’s 92 leads Madhya Pradesh to 235/7 against Gujarat

But then Sharma, 28, resurrected the innings of Madhya Pradesh alongside experienced campaigner Rajat Patidar (54 from 113 balls), who hit nine bounds, as the pair sewed a 92-run stand for the third wicket .

While Sharma, who hit 11 bounds and a six in his 206-ball shot, was the more aggressive of the two, Patidar played his part to perfection. It hit nine fours.

But just as it looked like the duo would lead MP to a big score, left-arm middle guard Roosh Kalaria (2/37) retired Patidar and MP skipper Aditya Shrivastava (14) also fell on the cheap becoming third victim of Nagwaswalla. MP was struggling at 166/4.

A determined Sharma continued to hammer Gujarat’s attack but missed a deserving cent as he fell to point guard Chintan Gaja (2/47).

GUJ vs MP Day 1 Stumps: Shubham Sharma’s 92 leads Madhya Pradesh to 235/7 against Gujarat

Gujarat bowlers then quickly knocked out Yash Dubey (28) and Mihir Hirwani (0) to put their team back in contention.

When the stumps were drawn, Kumar Kartikeya (0 not out) and Ishar Pandey (2 not out) stood their ground.

Short scores:

Madhya Pradesh 235/7 in 88 overs (Shubham Sharma 92, Rajat Patidar 54; Arzan Nagwaswalla 3/50, Roosh Kalaria 2/37) against Gujarat.

Meghalaya: 148 all out (Punit Bist 93, Kishan Lyngdoh 26; Edhen Tom 4/41, Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan 3/34) against Kerala 205/1 (Rohan Kunnummal 107, Ponnan Rahul 91 not out; Chirag Khurana 1/44). Kerala leads by 57 points.

GUJ vs MP Day 1 Stumps: Shubham Sharma’s 92 leads Madhya Pradesh to 235/7 against Gujarat

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