Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Round 9, Elite A, Day 3: In dead rubber, Mumbai beat Chhattisgarh by nine wickets to record first win
Pacer Tushar Deshpande, who ended the game with nine wickets, was adjudged as the Man of the Match.
Mumbai: Forty-one-time champions Mumbai, who are already out of quarter final reckoning, defeated Chhattisgarh by 9 wickets to record their first outright win of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season at the Wankhede Stadium. The win meant that the multiple Ranji champions avoided relegation to a lower Group.
Chasing the 91-run target, Mumbai resumed from their overnight score of 77 for no loss and hit off the required 14 runs in the morning. But they lost their opener Vikrant Auti (34) when the team score was 79. (ALSO READ: Saurashtra need one wicket to seal qualification berth)
The other opener Jay Bista (49 not out) then completed the proceedings in 24.2 overs along with Yashasvi Jaiswal (0 not out) at the other end. Mumbai had bowled out Chhattisgarh for 129 in the first innings and then had scored 188 in their first essay to take the lead. (ALSO READ: From 35/3 to 35 all out, Madhya Pradesh suffer incredible collapse)
The hosts then bundled out the opposition for 149 in the second innings to lay the foundation of the consolation win. Pacer Tushar Deshpande, who ended the game with nine wickets, was adjudged as the Man of the Match.
Brief scores: Mumbai 188 & 92/1 (Jay Bista 49*) beat Chhattisgarh 129 & 149 by nine wickets
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