Left-arm spinner Siddharth Desai grabbed a fifer as Gujarat thrashed minnows Goa by a whopping 464 runs to storm into the Ranji Trophy semifinals, right here on Sunday.
Set a frightening goal of 629 for an unbelievable win, Goa had been bundled out for 164 of their second essay on day Four of the Ranji quarterfinals on the Sardar Patel Stadium.
Desai (5-81) ran by means of the Goa batsmen and acquired in a position help from pacer Arzan Nagwaswalla (4-18).
Barring Suyash Prabhudessai (66), no different Goa batsman might even put up a struggle.
Goa misplaced opener Vaibhav Govekar (4) early when he chased a Roosh Kalaria (1-21) supply which was pitched extensive of off stump and was caught by a diving Chirag Gandhi because the guests slipped to 5 for one.
Soon it grew to become 10 for two when Sumiran Amonkar (5) poked at a full toss outdoors off by Desai and edged it to the slip cordon the place Samit Gohel fetched it inches above the turf.
Post lunch, Goa’s batting mainstay Amit Verma fell for one because the guests had been in serious trouble at 13/3. Verma was cleaned up by Nagwaswalla.
Suyash Prabhudessai (66) and Snehal Kauthankar (17) tried to rebuild the innings. But Kauthankar, after taking part in 77 balls, edged to Parthiv Patel off Desai.
Desai then eliminated a well-settled Prabhudessai, who was caught by Gohel as Goa misplaced half their aspect for 103.
Once Smit Patel grew to become Desai’s fourth sufferer, it was clear Goa was looking at a large defeat.
Nagwaswalla then wrecked havoc as he ran by means of the decrease order, selecting up three fast wickets.
Fittingly, it was Desai, who trapped Vijesh Prabhudessai (0) to seal the win for the hosts.
Earlier, Goa’s medium-pacer Lakshay Garg (4/30) grabbed 4 fast wickets.
First, he castled Bhargav Merai (50) after which dismissed new man Manpreet Juneja (4). He additionally cleaned up Samit Gohel (72).
Despite the autumn of those wickets, Gujarat had been within the driver’s seat as their general lead had crossed the 600-run mark.
Garg eliminated rival skipper Parthiv (8). After Axar Patel fell, Gujarat declared their second innings for 199/6, with an general lead of 628 runs.
Brief Scores: Gujarat 602/8 D and 199/6 D (Samit Gohel 72; Lakshay Garg 4/30) received towards Goa 173 and 164 (Suyash Prabhudessai 66; Siddharth Desai 5-81) by 464 runs.