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#RanjiTrophy - @parthiv9 leads Gujarat to maiden title

Skipper Parthiv Patel (143) led from the front, scoring a century under pressure and batting almost through the day, as Gujarat (313/5) beat Mumbai by five wickets on Day 5 o f the Ranji Trophy final at Holkar Stadium in Indore on Saturday.

Gujarat, who won their first Ranji Trophy title, were chasing 312 to win on Day 5 . Mumbai scored 412 in their second innings, riding on half centuries by Abhishek Nayar and skipper Aditya Tare.Get highlights from Day 5 of the Gujarat vs Mumbai Ranji Trophy Final here.

It capped a memorable season for Parthiv's team, one that began in the first week of October with a hard-earned three points in a draw with Baroda in Jaipur and featured victories over Railways, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and now the defending champions. Parthiv has become the first Gujarat captain to lift the coveted trophy, and this win against the odds bore his stamp: a first-innings 90 to help his team take the lead, seven dismissals and a sparkling hundred to complete the win.

This achievement also makes Gujarat the first team to have won all three major domestic titles, the Vijay Hazare Trophy (they are defending champions) and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (twice) being the others.