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Mumbai: Former champions Mumbai, out of running for a place in the knock out rounds, finally found some form when they shot out minnows Chhattisgarh for a measly first innings score in their last Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Round 9 Elite A game at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

Pace bowlers Shardul Thakur (4 for 32) and Tushar Deshpande (5 for 46) got on top of the rival batsmen soon after Mumbai inserted Chhattisgarh in and terminated the visitors’ first innings at 129 in just 42.1 overs on day one of the four-day match.

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In reply, Mumbai made 118 for three with recalled former captain Suryakumar Yadav unbeaten on 31. New opener Vikrant Auti made 43.

Brief scores: Mumbai 118/3 trail Chhattisgarh 129 (Amandeep Khare 48; Tushar Deshpande 5/46, Shardul Thakur 4/32) by 11 runs