Parthiv hits ton
Out-of-favour India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel scored a brilliant century to help Gujarat overcome early jitters and reach 250 for five against Andhra on the first day of their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Thursday.
Put in to bat, Gujarat were struggling at 69 for three before Parthiv steadied in the boat, scoring a 176-ball 122, studded with 18 fours. He also put on a crucial 105-run partnership with Y Venugopal Rao (39) for the fourth wicket. At stumps, Rujul Bhatt was batting on 27 and Niraj Patel was unbeaten on 17.