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Ranji Trophy: DAY 3

Jharkhand 289 and 28 for 0 (Nemat 17*) trail by 35 runs
Gujarat 352 for 9 dec (Parthiv 189, Gohel 80, Quadri 4-73)

Jamshedpur Nov30: Parthiv Patel struck a mammoth 189- his fourth fifty-plus score in the tournament- which was instrumental in Gujarat securing a first-innings lead over Jharkhand in Jamshedpur.

His overnight partner Samit Gohel produced a patient 80, as the duo added 185 runs for the third wicket, but the rest of the batting line-up was not quite as potent.

Parthiv struck 19 fours in his innings as he shepherded the lower order, and was finally the last man out before the declaration. Akshar Patel hung around long enough to put on a half-century partnership for sixth wicket with Parthiv. Samar Quadri, the legspinner, picked up four wickets including that of Parthiv’s.

Jharkhand’s second essay got off to a slow start, as Bhavin Thakkar had to return to the pavilion retired hurt. Rameez Nemat dropped anchor to ensure Jharkhand endured no further casualties.

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