New Delhi: A fine six wicket haul by S K Trivedi helped Gujarat defeat Madhya Pradesh (MP) by 159 runs on the penultimate day of their five-day Ranji Trophy Plate League semi-final here today.
Chasing an improbable target of 365 runs, MP were all-out for 205 with Trivedi returning six for 61.
Except for Jatin Saxena (66), the MP batsmen never managed to settle down and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
In the final, Gujarat will face the winners of the second semi-final between Railways and Kerala being played at Nagpur.
Ranji Trophy Plate League semi-finals
Gujarat 192 (Timil Patel 71*) and 265 (Parthiv Patel 84, Dholpure 5-64) beat Madhya Pradesh 93 (Amit Singh 4-31) and 205 (Jatin Saxena 66, Trivedi 6-61) by 159 runs
Kerala 357 and 249 for 7 (Gomez 101, Sebastian 70, Bangar 5-91) lead Railways 402 by 204 runs