Gujarat recorded its second successive win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Goa by eight wickets in an Elite Group A game, here on Monday.
Gujarat had started its campaign with a three-wicket win over Chhattisgarh.
Opting to bat at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Goa was bundled out for 159 in 45.4 overs, with Gujarat’s slow-left arm spinner Hardik Patel (3/34) doing the bulk of the damage.
Gujarat then chased the target in 27.4 overs with half centuries from Priyank Panchal (57 not out off) and Bhargav Merai (57 off 55 balls).
Goa was struggling at 41/2 after losing opener Aditya Kaushik (4), who was castled by pacer Arzan Nagwaswalla (2/31).
The other opener Ishann Gadekar (18) also failed to convert his start and became slow-left arm bowler Hardik’s first scalp. Gujarat kept making inroads and did not…