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    Maharashtra beat Gujarat in a high-scoring tie

    Maharashtra chased down the target of 290 with five balls to spare riding on the half-centuries by Vijay Zol and Kedhar Jadhav.

    Pune: Vijay Zol and Kedhar Jadhav struck fine half centuries as Maharashtra beat Gujarat by three wickets in their limited-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy (West Zone) match here on Thursday. While Zol (69) found the fence eight times during his 80-ball knock, Jadhav hit six fours and two sixes during his quickfire 49-ball essay at the Poona Club Ground.

    Apart from the duo, skipper Rohit Motwani also hit a 57-ball 53, laced with seven fours. Sent in to bat, Gujarat rode on Manprit Juneja's brilliant 114 off 124 balls to post a competitive 289 for 8 in their alloted 50 overs. Juneja's innings consisted of 11 fours and one six.

    The hosts' top-order fired in unsion as they chased down the target with five balls to spare. Not a single Gujarat bowler was spared as Zol and Jadhav went into a rampage, carting them to all corners of the park.