Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel led from the front with a fine century as the team clinched its maiden Ranji Trophy title with a five-wicket win over Mumbai in the final on Sunday.
Chasing a target of 312 on the last day of the final, Gujarat rode on Patel’s 143-run knock to claim the historic victory. This was his 25th first-class ton.
Resuming at 47/0, Gujarat lost two early wickets. Patel, though, kept the team on target.
He was well supported by Manprit Juneja (54). They shared a crucial 116-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Mumbai 228 and 411 lost to Gujarat 328 and 313/5 (Parthiv Patel 143, Manprit Juneja 54; Balwinder Sandhu Jr 2/101) by five wickets.