<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ranji Trophy 2013-14:" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130219200337.jpg" title="Ranji Trophy 2013-14:" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> At stumps on the second day, Mumbai reached 35 for no loss in their second innings and would certainly be eyeing for an outright win © Getty Images (Representational Photo)</p> </div> <strong>Mohali: Nov 8, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Defending champions <a href="/tags/Mumbai/post" target="_blank">Mumbai</a> were firmly on course for their second successive outright victory as they dismissed <a href="/tags/Punjab/post" target="_blank">Punjab</a> for a meagre 155 runs after managing 282 in their first innings and then took their overall lead to 162 runs in a group A Ranji Trophy match in Mohali on Friday.<br /> <br /> Left-arm spinner <a href="/tags/Vishal-Dabholkar/post" target="_blank">Vishal Dabholkar</a> turned out to be an unlikely hero for Mumbai as he wreaked havoc taking career-best six for 38 in 22.5 overs as he polished the lower half of the Punjab batting with clinical precision.<br /> <br /> At stumps on the second day, Mumbai reached 35 for no loss in their second innings and would certainly be eyeing for an outright win.<br /> <br /> Starting the day at 207 for five, veteran <a href="/tags/Wasim-Jaffer/post" target="_blank">Wasim Jaffer</a> (111) scored the 49th first-class hundred of his career as Mumbai managed 282 in 91.2 overs. Jaffer faced 208 balls hitting 13 fours and a six.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Zaheer-Khan/post" target="_blank">Zaheer Khan</a> (33) scored some quick runs as senior off-spinner <a href="/tags/Harbhajan-Singh/post" target="_blank">Harbhajan Singh</a> again had a good outing taking four for 90 in 26 overs.<br /> <br /> Harbhajan now has 13 wickets from three innings in the Ranji Trophy with one sic-wicket and another four-wicket haul.<br /> <br /> He was well supported by left-arm spinner Rajwinder Singh Golu (two for 74) and <a href="/tags/Yuvraj-Singh/post" target="_blank">Yuvraj Singh</a> (two for 29).<br /> <br /> However, the home team put up an inept batting display as they were bowled out for 155 in 63.5 overs as frail looking Dabholkar running through the lower-order. Skipper Zaheer Khan bowled 11 overs to take one for 26.<br /> <br /> Such was the plight of Punjab batting that none of the batsmen could even cross 40 with Test discard Yuvraj top-scoring with 33 that included five boundaries. He was dismissed by part-time off-spinner Surya Kumar Yadav. The only other batsman to cross 30-run mark was Amitoze Singh (31), who was bowled by Dabholkar.<br /> <br /> The Mumbai openers scored 35 runs in their second essay at a fairly decent pace with dogged opener Kaustubh Pawar striking 21 off those runs in 28 deliveries. The opener hit four boundaries and has wicketkeeper-batsman Aditya Tare (11 not out) for company.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Brief scores:</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Mumbai</strong> 282 (Wasim Jaffer 111; Harbhajan Singh 4 for 90) and 35 for no loss (Kaustubh Pawar 21*) lead<br /> <strong>Punjab</strong> 155 (Yuvraj Singh 33; Vishal Dabholkar 6 for 38, Zaheer Khan 1 for 26). by 152 runs.