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Gujarat thump Orissa by an innings

December 21, 2008 23:36 IST

Gujarat humiliated Orissa by an innings and 83 runs in their Ranji Trophy Elite group 'A' match on the fourth and final day in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.

After conceding a 232-run first innings lead to their opponents, Orissa crumbled under a menacing Gujarat bowling attack for a paltry 149 in their second innings.

Orissa, who were shot out for a paltry 162 in their first innings, displayed an equally dismal show in their second essay. The hosts were bundled out for a miserable 149 as almost all the batsmen were made to bite the dust.

Niranjan Behera was the only Orissa batsman who offered resistance to Gujarat bowlers with a patient 50 after facing 120 balls in 134 minutes with the help of five boundaries and a six.

Mohnish Parmar took six Orissa wickets in 23 overs, including nine maidens, and gave away 51 runs. Timil Patel claimed three wickets in 14.4 overs, while Amit Singh captured one wicket.

Two of Orissa's batsmen failed to open their account, while four could not go beyond single digit.

Earlier, resuming at their overnight score of 382 for eight, Gujarat added 12 more runs to pile up 394 in their first innings.

The bulk of Gujarat scoring was done by skipper Parthiv Patel who hit a spectacular double century (206).

Timil Patel (48) and Amit Singh (01) were the two batsmen dismissed today by Basant Mohanty and D Mohanty respectively.

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