Mumbai in command against Maharashtra in Cooch Behar Trophy

Mumbai restricted Maharashtra to 150 in reply to their first innings total of 173 on day two of the four-day match played at the Wankhede Stadium Getty Images

Mumbai: Jan 29, 2012

Batting all-rounder Akash Parkar led Mumbai’s fightback against arch-rivals Maharashtra in the Cooch Behar Trophy under-19 final with a five-wicket haul at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

Parkar snapped up five wickets for 30, including the wicket of Maharashtra’s top scorer Shubham Ranjane, to help Mumbai restrict their rivals to 150 in reply to their first innings total of 173 on day two of the four-day match.

The brightest aspect of the Maharashtra effort, that saw them concede a lead of 23 runs to the home team, was the partnership of 64 between Ranjane, grandson of former India Test bowler Vasant who faced 91 balls and struck 7 fours, and Nikhil Naik (28) that was broken just before lunch.

Mumbai, then, consolidated their position by rattling up 91 for no loss in the second essay, an overall lead of 114.

Openers Jaideep Pardeshi, who scored a belligerent 66 with ten fours and a six, and Akarshit Gomel (25) were unconquered at stumps.(PTI)

Brief scores: Mumbai 173 and 91 for no loss (J Pardeshi 66 not out, A Gomel 25 not out) vs Maharashtra 150 (Jay Pande 31, Shubham Ranjane 47, Nikhil Naik 28; Harshal Soni 2 for 42, Akash Parkar 5 for 30)