Mumbai will look to consolidate their position further on Day Two © Getty Images (Representative Photo)
Mumbai will look to consolidate their position further on Day Two © Getty Images (Representative Photo)

Mysore: Mumbai rode on Akhil Herwadkar’s ton and a half-century by Suryakumar Yadav to post a decent 303 for 6 at close of play on Day One of their quarter-final clash against Jharkhand on Wednesday.  Electing to bat, Mumbai lost opener Jay Bista (9) early, but the other opening batsman Herwadkar joined hands with Shreyas Iyer, who scored a brisk 45, to put on a solid 70-run stand and bail the team out of trouble. Even after Iyer’s dismissal, Herwadkar continued to play hit shots and in the able company of Yadav, who took Mumbai’s score past 200-run mark. The two shared a crucial 136-run partnership for the third wicket. Full Updates: Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Mumbai vs Jharkhand, Quarter-Final, Day 1 at Mysore

Yadav scored 75 off just 70 deliveries that included nine fours and two sixes, while Herwadkar’s played a patient knock of 107 that came off 217 balls and had 12 hits to the fence. But Yadav’s dismissal triggered a mini collapse and Mumbai suddenly lost a few wickets in quick succession. From 227 for two at one stage, Mumbai were reeling at 303 for six at stumps.

For Jharkhand, pacer Jaskaran Singh (2 for 57) and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem (2 for 96) picked up two wickets each. Mumbai will hope that their tail can wag and put on a match-winning total and out the Jharkhand batsmen under pressure. Jharkhand, on the other hand will want to get rid of the remaining batsmen as early as possible, so that they do not have a lot of runs to chase down. However, Mumbai will be happy with their performance on Day One.

Brief scores:

Mumbai: 303 for 6 (Akhil Herwadkar 107, Surykumar Yadav 75; Jaskaran Singh (2 for 57) vs Jharkhand.