Iqbal Abdulla played a fine hand lower down the order to push Mumbai's first innings total over 400 Photo Courtesy: Iqbal Abdulla's Twitter account
Iqbal Abdulla played a fine hand lower down the order to push Mumbai’s first innings total over 400 Photo Courtesy: Iqbal Abdulla’s Twitter account

Jan 9, 2014

Resuming at 306 for seven, Mumbai pushed their first innings total to 402 all out on Day Two of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final tie against Maharashtra.

 

Tail-ender Iqbal Abdulla missed a deserving half century by a run as he was not out on 49, when he ran out of partners. Pacer Samad Fallah of Maharashtra accounted for four wickets, and was ably supported by Anupam Sanklecha who picked up three wickets.

 

Coming in to bat for the first time, Maharashtra were found to be in all sorts of bother against the pace of Zaheer Khan and co. They lost their captain, Rohit Motwani in the second over of the innings, as he fell victim to some quality bowling from Shardul Thakur.

 

At the end of the first session on Day Two, Maharashtra were placed at 14 for the loss of one wicket, as Vijay Zol and Harshad Khadiwale occupied the crease.

 

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 14 for 1 (Vijay Zol 13*) by 388 runs.