Nayar did his bit and organised team-bonding sessions such as casino games, watching motivational movies, and occasional pub visits too.
DHawal Kulkarni’s first day four-for left Saurashtra tottering at 192 for the loss of 8 wickets after the first day ended.
Saurashtra up against 40-time winners Mumbai in Ranji final; Jaydev Unadkat vs Shradul Thakur can be interesting subplot.
Under Aditya Tare, Mumbai overcome Dhawal Kulkarni setback to reach their 45th Ranji Trophy final.
Mumbai progressed into the Ranji Trophy final after beating MP on their first innings lead. They face Saurashtra in the final on Feb 24.
For most part of the innings, Suryakumar Yadav kept the good balls away, and looked intent at constructing a typical disciplined Test match innings.
Saurashtra dished out a dominant performance to thrash Assam by 10 wickets and seal a spot in Ranji Trophy final.
Away from the spotlight, Assam have been scripting an against-the-odds heartening tale.
Arup Das’s all-round efforts helps north-eastern side trounce Punjab; seals Ranji semis spot for first time.
Rameez Khan, a left-handed all-rounder who made his debut in 2011, is a regular member of the Ranji team, his father Mohammed Khan — is now a selector of Under-23 team.
Karnataka lost their league game against Maharashtra by 53 runs after set a victory target of 293 runs.
Ahead of the ninth round of Ranji Trophy group league games, only Mumbai, who are the Group B table-toppers, are sure of a quarter-final berth so far.
MP bowled out Mumbai for 176 to take a 78-run lead and then scored 201 to the visitors a 280-run target.
Saurashtra’s spin pair of Dharmendrasinh Jadeja and Vandit Jivrajani share 10 Kerala wickets, eye win.
Mumbai fast bowler Shardul picks up four wickets on opening day to shoot out visitors for 217.