Fine bowling by Ashraf Makda and Hitesh Majumdar helped Gujarat restrict Madhya Pradesh to 242 for seven wickets on the third day of the four-day Ranji Trophy Elite group 'A' match played at Motera stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Makda's fiery bowling sent four batsmen to the pavilion while Mazumdar scalped three. Brijesh Tomar (31) and Sunil Dholpure (20) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn.
Shaken by the Gujarat bowling, Madhya Pradesh, 72 for three overnight, were put into deep trouble as not a single batsmen managed to post a decent score. Nikhil Patwardhan was the highest scorer with 34 runs.
While skipper Amay Khurasia scored 24 runs, Devendra Bundela (19), Yogesh Golwalkar (23) and Abbas Ali (30) were the other batsmenwho failed miserably.
Gujarat 1st innings 353
Madhya Pradesh 1st innings
Sachin Dholpure c SB Patel b Majmudar 11
N Ojha c Modi b Majmudar 25
A Khurasiya b Makda 24
D Bundela c Thaker b Majmudar 19
Y Golwalkar c Modi b Makda 23
S Abbas Ali c Modi b Makda 30
N Patwardhan c NK Patel b Makda 34
B Tomar not out 31
Sunil Dholpure not out 20
Extras: (b 8, lb 9, nb 8) 25
Total: (7 wickets, 117 overs) 242
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-62, 3-62, 4-115, 5-116, 6-176, 7-209.
Bowling: Majmudar 30-14-68-3, Makda 36-17-62-4, Amit Singh 19-4-53-0, Yadav 19-7-20-0, Damani 11-4-18-0, Patel 2-1-4-0.