Hosts Gujarat recorded their second successive win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Goa by eight wickets in an Elite Group A game in Surat on Monday. Gujarat had started their campaign with a three wicket win over Chhattisgarh.
Opting to bat at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Goa were bundled out for 159 in 45.4 overs, with Gujarat slow left arm spinner Hardik Patel done bulk of the damage. Gujarat chased the target in 27.4 overs with half centuries from Priyank Panchal and Bhargav
Gujarat began the chase on a strong note, with openers Dhruv Raval and Panchal adding 53 for the first wicket.Then Panchal and Bhargav Merai were involved in a 92 run stand for the second wicket and took the game away from Goa.
Gujarat kept making inroads and did not allow the opposition batsmen to settle down. One down Snehal Kauthankar too failed to make big and was trapped in front of the wicket by Hardik, leaving in a spot of bother at 50 for 3.
GOA lost half their side for 78 as skipper Amit Verma and Suyash Prabhudessai also fell cheaply. It was a patient 36 by wicket keeper KD Eknath off 62 balls that took his team over the 120 run mark.But after dismissing Eknath as Goa slipped to 123/6 in t