Gujarat fell just five runs short of avoiding an innings defeat against Railways on the fourth and final day at Valsad. Although there were a couple of fifties and a century in its second innings, Gujarat could only come up with 295. The hosts had resumed the fourth day at 139 for 2. As expected the experienced duo of Niraj Patel (102) and Skipper Parthiv Patel (52) stood up for the fight but it didn’t go the desired distance. The pick of the bowlers for Railways was their Skipper Murali Kartik who took four wickets.
Originally posted 2009-12-04 17:28:56.