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Gujarat put Rest of India on back foot in irani cup

 Radhika |  2017-01-21 17:18:53.0  |  Mumbai

Cheteshwar Pujara ploughed a lonely furrow and made a fighting 86, but Rest of India floundered against Gujarat's bowling attack and were pushed against the ropes by the newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions in the Irani Cup match on Saturday. At stumps on day two of the five-day match, Rest were struggling at 206 for 9 wickets, chasing Gujarat's first innings total of 358, with captain Pujara's 221-minute effort being the cornerstone of his team's innings.

Mumbai: The not out batsmen at close were number ten and eleven, Pankaj Singh (7) and Mohammed Siraj (8). Gaja, with fine figures of 3 for 46, accounted for the wickets of Mukund (8), Chennai Test triple centurion Karun Nair (28) in the beginning before adding the scalp of Siddharth Kaul towards the end of the day.



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