Rohit Sharma's unbeaten century derails Railways on opening day of Ranji tie

Rohit Sharma scored unbeaten 133 runs which included 14 boundaries and a six Getty Images

New Delhi: Nov 3, 2011

Mumbai rode on Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 133 and Suryakumar Yadav’s 88 to finish day one of their opening Ranji Trophy Elite Division match against Railways at a strong 338 for five, on Thursday.

Opting to bat after the coin landed in skipper Wasim Jaffer’s favour, Mumbai were off to a sedate start as openers Kaustubh Pawar (31) and Jaffer (33) put on 56 runs in 17 overs.

But both the openers fell in quick succession, to Ranjitkumar Mali and J P Yadav. One-down bat, Prashant Naik could not do much, falling to Sanjay Bangar for 10.

The show then belonged to Sharma and Yadav who stitched together a 180-run partnership for the fourth wicket to put the 39-time champions on top.

During his 263-minute stay at the wicket, Sharma struck 14 boundaries and a six while facing 214 balls.

Yadav too found the fence equal number of times and faced 121 balls during his 157-minute tenure at the Karnail Singh Stadium.

Anureet Singh provided the breakthrough, trapping Yadav with the scoreboard reading 277 for four.

Iqbal Abdullah then fell to Shreyas Khanolkar for 25, but Onkar Gurav negotiated the day along with Sharma to ensure that Mumbai don’t lose any further wicket. (PTI)

Brief scores: Mumbai 338 for 5 (Rohit Sharma 133*, Suryakumar Yadav 88) vs Railways.