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Defending champions Mumbai emerged on top after a topsy-turvy day s cricket against Tamil Nadu at CH Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli, Rohtak. Tamil Nadu had erased their 89-run deficit without losing a wicket. In fact, debutant Washington Sundar (40 in 113 balls, 4 fours) and captain Abhinav Mukund (56 in 113 balls, 8 fours) added 107 for the opening stand. However, left-arm spinner Vignesh Gohil, another debutant, restricted them to 153 for 6 before stumps with 3 for 36. At this stage Tamil Nadu lead by 64 runs with 4 wickets in hand with Baba Aparajith and Jagatheesan Kousik at the crease. Unless Tamil Nadu pull off something amazing, Mumbai are expected to pull off a victory on Day Three.

Mumbai had finished Day One on 85 for 4 after bowling out Tamil Nadu for 87. Kaustubh Pawar (35 in 115 balls, 3 fours) and wicketkeeper-captain Aditya Tare (48 in 87 balls, 5 fours, 1 six) added 63 for the fifth wicket, but thereafter Mumbai collapsed against the medium pace of Aswin Crist (3 for 51) and debutant Krishnamoorthy Vignesh (5 for 41). Mumbai were eventually bowled out for 176.

Brief scores:

Tamil Nadu 87 (Dhawal Kulkarni 4 for 31, Tushar Deshpande 4 for 25) and 153 for 6 (Washington Sundar 40, Abhinav Mukund 56; Vijay Gohil 3 for 36) lead Mumbai 176 (Aditya Tare 48; Aswin Crist 3 for 51, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh 5 for 41) by 64 runs with 4 wickets in hand.