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CHENNAI: Gujarat registered a thumping eight-wicket win over Jammu and Kashmir in an Elite Group C match in Round Nine of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the IIT Chemplast ground in Chennai on Sunday.
Opting to bat, J&K were bundled out for 123. Irfan Pathan, who took a while to settle down, failed to capitalise on his time spent at the crease and departed after a sluggish 37-ball 22. Ian Chauhan too didn’t look so threatening during his 59-ball 35 and was run out by Chirag Gandhi.
For Gujarat, experienced leg-spinner Piyush Chawla was the pick of the bowlers with three for 29 in his nine overs. C.T Gaja, Hemang Patel and H.P Patel all grabbed two wickets each to complete the rout.
In reply, Gujarat chased down the target in 21.1 overs. Priyank Panchal missed out on a half century by one run after he was caught behind by wicketkeeper Fazil Rashid off Waseem Raza. Bhargav Merai was unbeaten on 43. For Jammu and Kashmir, Umar Nazir and Waseem Raza claimed one wicket each.