[caption id="attachment_563693" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-563693" alt="Abhinav mukund continued his good form with yet another century Getty Images (File Photo) " src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/121275891.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Abhinav mukund continued his good form with yet another century Getty Images (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai are in a comfortable position having gained first innings lead while Tamil Nadu will need an outright win to go through to the Ranji Trophy 2016-17 final. Both the teams have enjoyed batting at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium , Rajkot. And all the innings have been high-scoring. Mumbai had taken a healthy 101-run first innings lead, putting up a 406. Tamil Nadu replied strongly with their performance as they declared their innings with 356 for 6 on the board, in a hope to get all the 10 wickets. <p></p> <p></p>Tamil Nadu batsmen looked extremely comfortable batting on Day Four. Ganga Sridhar Raju and Abhinav Mukund opened the innings and both took the team to a good score with their solid opening stand. Tamil Nadu lost their first wicket for 64 runs as Raju departed for 28. Mukund kept on batting and got a lot of support from Baba Indrajith who came one place up at No. 3. It was a successful step from the team as both the batsmen went on to score their individual centuries. Mukund was dismissed for 122 while Indrajith added 138. A rare incident took place during the Tamil Nadu innings as the team were slapped with a penalty of 5 runs for walking on the restricted area of the pitch. As a result, 5 extra runs were added to the Mumbai score. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a title="Live Cricket Score, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Semi-Finals, Day 4: Stumps" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/live-cricket-score-ranji-trophy-2016-17-semi-finals-day-4-563424">Full Cricket Updates: Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Semi-Finals, Day 4 </a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Dinesh Karthik also came up the order but could not play a big knock. Tamil Nadu decided to declare with a target of 250 for Mumbai to chase. However, with a first innings lead in hand, Mumbai will go to the final if the match ends in a draw. <p></p> <p></p>The Mumbai bowlers looked quite helpless in front of the Tamil Nadu hammering. Balwinder Singh Sandhu was the bowler, who got the team their first breakthrough and ended with 2 wickets. Vijay Gohil also picked up a couple while Shardul Thakur and Akshay Girap both got 1 wicket each. <p></p> <p></p><b>Brief scores</b>: <p></p> <p></p><b>Tamil Nadu</b> 305 (Kaushik Gandhi 50, Baba Indrajith 64; Shardul Thakur 4 for 75, Abhishek Nayar 4 for 66) and 356 for 6 decl. (Abhinav Mukund 122, Baba Indrajith 138; Salwinder Singh Sandhu 2 for 67, Vijay Gohil 2 for 110) lead <b>Mumbai</b> 411 (Suryakumar Yadav 73, Aditya Tare 83; baba Aparajith 2 for 35, Vijay Shankar 4 for 59) and 5 for no loss (Prithvi Shaw 2*, Praful Waghela 3*; Aushik Srinivas 0 for 0) by 245 runs.