<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Irani Trophy 2013: Mumbai off to a steady start" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121107110012.jpg" title="Irani Trophy 2013: Mumbai off to a steady start" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Wasim Jaffer was unbeaten on 33 at tea © Getty Images (File Pic)</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Feb 7, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Mumbai batsmen Wasim Jaffer and Ajinkya Rahane ensured that the hosts get off on the right foot in their chase of Rest of India's mammoth first-innings total of 526 in the Irani Trophy.<br /> <br /> Wicketkeeper-batsman Aditya Tare fell early, but Jaffer and Rahane shook off the early wobble and took their side to 61 for one at Tea on Day Two.<br /> <br /> Earlier, Mumbai finally bowled out the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Rest-of-India/post" target="_blank">Rest of India</a> for 526 after lunch.<br /> <br /> After losing the wicket of Harbhajan Singh early in the morning, it would have seemed that Mumbai would restrict RoI to under 400. But <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Suresh-Raina/post" target="_blank">Suresh Raina</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Abhimanyu-Mithun/post" target="_blank">Abhimanyu Mithun</a> had other plans as they shared a vital 153-run seventh-wicket partnership to thwart Mumbai.<br /> <br /> The duo upped the ante at the Wankhede by scoring at over a run a ball.<br /> <br /> Raina struck 14 boundaries and five massive sixes. He made 134 runs off 169 balls at a strike rate of 79.28. A major chunk of his runs came on the off-side backward of square as he toyed around with Mumbai's hapless attack.<br /> <br /> Mithun, meanwhile, scored his 51 off 90 balls including nine boundaries and a six. He was eventually trapped in front by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Ankeet-Chavan/post" target="_blank">Ankeet Chavan</a> to make it 505 for seven.<br /> <br /> Pragyan Ojha could not last long, and Raina followed him to the pavilion after holing out to Shardul Thakur off Chavan's bowling.<br /> <br /> The left-arm spinner then took his third wicket, that of Ishwar Pandey, to finish RoI's innings.<br /> <br /> Brief Scores: <strong>Rest of India</strong> 526 (Suresh Raina 134, Murali Vijay 116; Ankeet Chavan 3 for 56, Abhishek Nayar 2 for 70) lead <strong>Mumbai </strong>61 for 1 (Wasim Jaffer 33*, Ajinkya Rahane 22*; Ishwar Pandey 1 for 22) by 465 runs.