Saurashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka, registered outright wins on day four of the sixth round of Ranji Trophy on Tuesday.
In Ahmedabad, left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhurv (eight for 31) was the wrecker-in-chief as Gujarat restricted Rajasthan’s score to 119 in the second innings. The 31-year-old Dhurv finished with a match-haul of 14 for 96. Gujarat achieved the target of 102 runs with eight wickets in hand.
The Mumbai-Punjab contest at the Wankhede Stadium turned out to be a thrilling draw after the host, conceding the first-innings lead, skittled out Punjab for 59. In what was a good day for left-arm spinners, Ankeet Chavan (nine for 23) destroyed the Punjab batting order, claiming 12 wickets in the match. Mumbai, set a target of 155 in 10 overs, raced to 61 for two when the game was called off at the completion of the sixth mandatory over. Earlier, Rohit Sharma (203, 329b, 24x4, 3x6) completed his double century, guiding Mumbai to 485 in its first innings.