Jan 9, 2014


Maharashtra ended Day Two at 219 for seven in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals at Wankhede Stadum on Thursday. Shardul Thakur with four wickets floored the visitors to give Mumbai a 183-run lead at stumps.


Mumbai resumed their innings on Day Two at 306 for seven. Zaheer Khan and Iqbal Abdulla stroked their way to push Mumbai ahead. The lower order hung around for a while to take the team past 400 before they were bowled out before lunch. Mumbai bowlers gave a solid start to their team when they got three early wickets of in-form batsmen Rohit Motwani, Harshad Khadiwale and Vijay Zol in quick succession. From thereon Ankit Bawne and Kedar Jadhav scripted a recovery.


Jadhav was finally dismissed for 51 by Vishal Dhabolkar when Maharashtra were on 139. The pair added 115 runs. Within quick time Shardul Thakur bagged another wicket that of Ankit Bawe for 84. The tail-enders somehow managed to drag Maharashtraon and proceeded past 200. Shrikant Munde and Akshay Darekar were the unbeaten batsmen with their team trailing by 183 runs.


Brief Scores:


Mumbai 402 (Suryakumar Yadav 120, Vinit Indulkar 82, Iqbal Abdulla 49*; Samad Fallah 4 for 71, Anupam Sanklecha 3 for 55) lead Maharashtra 219 for 7  (Ankit Bawne 84, Kedar Jadhav 51; Shardul Thakur 4 for 62) by 183 runs