Vinay Kumar rattled the Mumbai batting on Day 1 © IANS
Vinay Kumar (centre) rattled the Mumbai batting on Day 1 © IANS

(Can Mumbai go past defending champions Karnataka in the first semifinal of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15? Catch Live Cricket Score of Day Two of the 1st Semi-final of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 between Karnataka and Mumbai here)


Live Score at Stumps on Day 2:

Mumbai 61/0

Aditya Tare 40 (52), Akhil Herwadkar 21 (50)

Mumbai need 445 to win

Karnataka 202 (1st innings) Mumbai 44 (1st innings)

Arvind Sreenath 2 (19)

Shreyas Gopal b Shardul 23 (29)

CM Gautam 20 (15) c Akhil Herwadkar b Shardul

Vinay Kumar c & b Harmeet Singh 4 (11)

Manish Pandey 42 (86) Run Out Nikhil A Patil

Kunal Kapoor 2 (18) c Surya Kumar Yadav b B S Sandhu

Karun Nair 28 (40) c Aditya Tare b B S Sandhu

Samarth R 58 (113) st A P Tare b Harmeet Singh

Mithun A b Shardul 89 (113)

K L Rahul c A P Tare b B S Sandhu 2 (9)

Robin Uthappa c Wilkin Mota b Shardul 4 (10)

READ: Day One Report here

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of of the first semi-final of Ranji Trophy 2014-15 between Karnataka and Mumbai at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. I am Sandipan Banerjee and I will be bringing all the updates of Day Two of this knock-out game here.

Mumbai scored their second lowest total in Ranji Trophy as they were all-out for 44 in the Day One of the semi-final match against Karnataka at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The day completely belonged to the bowlers as a total of 21 wickets fell in the day. At stumps, the hosts were leading by 168 runs and they still have eight wickets in hand.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, Karnataka skipper, Vinay Kumar won an important toss and surprisingly decided to bat first on a green track. The decision immediately backfired as they were all-out for just 202 in their first innings. At one point of time Karnataka were well placed at 115 for two. But An inspired second spell by in-form Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur triggered a batting collapse and their next eight wicket added only 87 runs.

In reply Vinay rattled the Mumbai batting with a spell of eights over, one maiden, 20 runs and six wickets. No Mumbai batsman showed any kind of application as the whole innings lasted only 93 balls. Five batsmen couldn’t open their account. This was Mumbai’s second lowest total ever. In 1977-78 season, ‘Bombay’ were bowled out for just 42 by Gujarat. They current team somehow managed to go past that score.

Baiting second time in the day, Karnataka also lost two wickets. They finished the day with 10 for two. Both their openers KL Rahul and Robin Uthappa were back in the pavilion.


Karnataka: Vinay Kumar R (C),C M Gautam (wk), Robin Uthappa, K L Rahul, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Kunal Kapoor, Samarth R, Mithun A, Shreyas Gopal, Arvind Sreenath

Mumbai:  Aditya Tare (c & wk), Abhishek Nayar, Surya Kumar Yadav, S D Lad, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Nikhil A Patil, Shardul Thakur, B S Sandhu, Wilkin Mota, Harmeet Singh