Indore, Jan 15: Gujarat clinched their maiden Ranji Trophy title as they rode on captain Parthiv Patel's stupendous 143 to beat record champions Mumbai by five wickets on the fil day at the Holkar Stadium here on Saturday.
Chasing a challenging 312-run target, second time filists Gujarat were in trouble at 89-3 but a 116-run stand between Parthiv and Manprit Juneja (54) helped them stay in a strong position on the fifth day of the 83rd Ranji Trophy fil.
Left-hander Parthiv, who recorded his 25th century in first class cricket, then stitched a 94-run stand for the fifth wicket with Rujul Bhat (27 not out) to help Gujarat overhaul the target set by Mumbai, who were bidding to extend their record haul of 41 Ranji Trophy titles.
Brief scores: Mumbai 228 and 411 all out. Gujarat first innings 328 all out and 313-5 (Parthiv Patel 143, Manprit Juneja 54, Rujul Bhat 27 not out; Balwinder Singh Sandhu 2-101, Abhishek yar 1-31) on Day 5. IANS