Chennai: Gujarat were comfortably placed at 117 for 2 in 34 overs in reply to Uttar Padesh`s modest total of 219 all out in 73.4 overs at close on the first day of their quarterfinal match in the Buchi Babu Memorial cricket tournament here Sunday.
Former India U-19 batsman Akshdeep Nath was the top scorer for UP with 66 (113b, 8x4) while Amir Khan scored 41 and Umang Sharma contributed 34. Gujarat medium pacer Krushang Patel was lethal with the ball claiming 5 for 38.
In reply, Smit Patel (46) and Priyank Panchal (37 batting) have batted with a lot of confidence as Gujarat need only 103 runs with with eight wickets in hand on the second and final day.
Brief Scores : Hyderabad 287 in 99.1 overs (Rohit Rayudu 82, K Sumanth 66) vs TNCA Districts XI 7/0 in 4 overs; UPCA 219 in 73.4 overs (Akshdeep Nath 66, Amir Khan 41, Umang Sharma 34, Krushang Patel 5/38)
Gujarat 117/2 in 34 overs (Smit Patel 46, Priyank Panchal 37 batting)
Assam 262 in 82 overs (Sarupam Purkayastha 81 batting, Shib Sankar Roy 63, Rajdeep Das 37, Fabid Farook Ahmed 5/76)
TNCA President`s XI 338 in 99.5 overs (K Shrivasudevadas 81, Abhinav Mukund 55, U Sushil 54, M Shahrukh Khan 34, N Einstein 33, Dhiraj Singh 4/92, Suryakant Pradhan 3/59) vs Odisha.