Pune: Feb 17, 2013
Siddhesh Lad slammed an unbeaten 91-ball 115 while pacer Kshemal Waingankar shone with a five-wicket haul as Mumbai thrashed Saurashtra by 126 runs in their Vijay Hazare Trophy (West Zone) match, on Sunday.
Sent in to bat, Mumbai rode on Lad’s pyrotechnics and Shoaib Shaikh’s 72 to post a challenging 283 for seven in their alloted 50 overs before bundling out Saurashtra for a paltry 157 in 41.5 overs at Poona Club Ground.
Saurashtra kept on losing wickets at regular intervals as barring Chirag Jani’s 79-ball 61, none other batsmen could hang around for long.
If Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar rocked the top-order with four for 19 in his nine overs, Waingankar polished off the middle and lower order with his swing and bounce to finish with five for 42.
Apart from Jani, Pratik Mehta struck a 43-ball 32 as eight Saurashtra batsmen failed to touch the double-digit mark.
Earlier, Mumbai were in a spot of bother at 68 for three but Lad and Shaikh steadied the sinking ship with a 78-run stand for the fourth wicket.
After the fall of Shaikh, Mumbai lost three quick wickets but Lad stitched two useful partnerships with Iqbal Abdulla (17) and Ankeet Chavan (18) to guide the team to a competitive total.
Lad struck seven fours and six sixes during his knock while Shaikh hit seven fours and two sixes.
For Saurashtra, Jaydev Unadkat and Kuldeep Raval picked up two wickets each.
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