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Ranji: Gugale ton helps Maharashtra dominate Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

opener hit a century as the hosts powered their way to 298 for 3 against on the opening day of their elite Group A game Thursday.

Put in to bat at the International Stadium in Gahunje on the outskirts of the city, Gugale (101) and his opening partner (71) laid a solid foundation with a 146-run stand.

The two batsmen, with their effective play, made life difficult for bowlers, who missed the experience of key pacers and Tushar Deshpande, both out with

The 27-year-old Gugale hit 15 fours in his 191-ball knock, while Khurana notched 12 in his 106-ball stay at the wicket.

After Khurana fell, one down (68 not out) joined Gugale as the two shared a 52-run stand.

But soon after completing his fourth first class century, Pune-born Gugale was cleaned up by right-arm medium pacer Ranjane (2-30).

(25 not out) was holding the fort with Pande at stumps.

Meanwhile at Vadodara, Baroda bowled out for a paltry 129 and then overhauled the total to be 36 ahead by close.

At Rajkot, Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Shah, who is playing his last match, led from the front, scoring a valiant 97 as the hosts managed to post 288 for 9 against

At Valsad, Piyush Chawla slammed an unbeaten century to take hosts to 340 for 8 against Railways.

skipper also proved his mettle by scoring a valuable 69.

Brief scores: At Pune: ( 101, 71; Ranjane 2-30) versus

At Rajkot: Saurashtra 288/9 (97, A V Vasavada 38; J Suchith 5-104) versus

At Vadodara: 129 all out (Harpreet Singh Bhatia 37, 26; Swapnil Singh 5-23) versus Baroda 165/7 (46 not out, 36; Vishal Kushwah 2-11).

At Valsad: 340/8 (Piyush Chawla 109 not out, 69; 4-78) versus Railways.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 18:20 IST