Former champions Mumbai suffered an unexpected batting collapse to be all out for 154 against Gujarat on day one of their final Group a Ranji Trophy match,in Valsad today.
After deciding to bat,Mumbai were 74 for six at one stage and had it not been for some gritty batting by Iqbal Abdulla (30) down the order,the visitors would have struggled to cross the 100-run mark.
Abdulla was the second-highest run scorer after opener Kaustubh Pawar,who managed 37 off 150 balls with six shots to the fence.
Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel was the most successful bowler for Gujarat with three scalps for 32 runs while Ishwar Chaudhary (2/54) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/36) took two wickets each.
In reply,the host were a strong 90 for two with opener Samit Gohel (36) batting solid from one end.
Gujarat lost opener Smit Patel (11) cheaply,bowled by Bhargav Thakur,and later on Bhargav Merai,who was well set on 37 before being caught by Shah off Abdulla.
Mumbai 1st innings: 154 all out in 52.5.(Kaustubh Pawar 37,Iqbal Abdulla 30; Akshar Patel 3/32).
Gujarat 1st innings: 90 for 2 in 35 overs.(Bhargav Merai 37,Samit Gohel 36 batting; Iqbal Abdulla 1/25).
Mishra,Yadav share seven wickets,Odisha 221 for 9
Amit Mishra and Jayant Yadav shared seven wickets between them as Haryana restricted Odisha to 221 for nine on Day 1 of their Group A Ranji Trophy match,in Bhubaneshwar today.
Opener Girjia Rout waged a lone battle for Odisha and fell just six runs short of his well-deserved century. Niranjan Behera (38) and Govind Podder (34) batted well in the middle-order but could not carry on with their good work.
After the early dismissal of Natraj Behera (0),it took Haryana some time to take the second wicket as Rout and Niranjan put on an impressive 102-run stand for the second wicket.
Sachin Rana (1/12) provided the breakthrough when he had Niranjan caught by wicketkeeper Nitin Saini. Niranjan’s 38 came of 118 balls with four shots to the fence.
Rout and Podder took the team close to 150-run mark but leg spinner Amit Mishra broke the stand by dismissing the former.
Mishra had him caught behind and from there on Odisha’s innings fell apart. Rout’s 227-ball innings was laced with 12 fours.
The hosts lost wickets intermittently and their innings never got the impetus.
Mishra was the most successful bowler for the visitors with figures of four for 78 while Yadav picked up three for 47.
Brief Scores: Odisha: 221 for 9 in 90 overs (Girjia Rout 94,Niranjan Behera 38; Amit Mishra 4/78,Jayant Yadav 3/47)