Ranji Trophy 2012-13 final: Saurashtra lose Kotak after Mumbai extend lead to 207

Saurashtra were bowled out for 148 in the first innings © Getty images

Mumbai: Jan 28, 2013

Saurashtra lost their star batsman Sitanshu Kotak early in their second essay, after Mumbai took a lead of 207 runs in the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 final on Monday.

Mumbai were bowled out for 355 in their first innings with Kamlesh Makwana taking three wickets.

Earlier in the day, Saurashtra struck early on the third morning to send Dhawal Kulkarni (18) back to the pavilion to reduce Mumbai to 288 for seven.

Ankeet Chavan joined Hiken Shah (52 not out) in the middle as the latter brought up his half century to take the home side’s lead to

Earlier, Mumbai were in driver’s seat after Wasim Jaffer’s sublime century took Mumbai to 287 for six at stumps on Day Two of the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra. The visitors need quick wickets on Day Three to try and steer the momentum on their side.

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. In the end, he was undone by a poor lbw decision from umpire K Hariharan.

Brief Scores: Saurashtra 148 (Aarpit Vasavada 55, Kamlesh Makvana 26; Dhaval Kulkarni 4 for 24) & 1 for 1 (Ajit Agarkar 1 for 1) trail Mumbai 355 (Wasim Jaffer 132, Hiken Shah 55, Kamlesh Makwana 3 for 49) by 206 runs.