Riding on Wasim Jaffer's sublime century, Mumbai took stumps at 287 for six on Day Two of the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra.
Jaffer's 132 came off 246 balls, taking him past Amol Mazumdar's record tally of (9,105) runs scored in the Ranji Trophy.
However, Jaffer enjoyed three lives — two umpiring errors and one by the wicketkeeper. He was to eventually succumb to a poor lbw decision by umpire K Hariharan on a day of blunders.
Sachin Tendulkar (22) too was involved in a bit of history he would not have particularly liked. The master batsman was run out for the first time in the Ranji Trophy.
At stumps, Hiken Shah (41 not out) was batting along with Dhawal Kulkarni (18 not out).
Mumbai are firmly in the driver's seat with an imposing lead. Saurashtra will have to play out of their skins if they are to get anything out of this game.
Brief Scores: Saurashtra 148 (Aarpit Vasavada 55, Kamlesh Makvana 26; Dhaval Kulkarni 4 for 24) trail Mumbai 287 for 6 (Wasim Jaffer 132, Hiken Shah 41*) by 139 runs.
First Published: January 27, 2013, 5:10 pm