Mumbai had earlier beaten Saurashtra inthe Vijay Hazare Trophy © Getty Images
Mumbai had earlier beaten Saurashtra inthe Vijay Hazare Trophy © Getty Images

Ahmedabad: Nov 9, 2014

Paceman Shardul Thakur and off-spinner Akhil Herwadkar shared six wickets between them as Mumbai eked out a narrow four-run win over Baroda in their West Zone match in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here today.

Thakur (3/39) polished off the top order while Herwadkar ran away with the lower order as Mumbai successfully defended a modest total of 201, bundling out the rivals for 197 in 47.1 overs at Sardar Patel Stadium C Ground.

Baroda did everything right after winning the toss as the bowlers did a tremendous job by skittling out Mumbai for a very manageable total.

Baroda off-spinner Deepak Hooda wreaked havoc with a five-for, breaking the back of the Mumbai batting order.

Sarfraz Khan top scored for Mumbai with his unbeaten 41-run knock while Mumbai skipper Suryakumar Yadav contributed 40 runs. However, Yadav and veteran Wasim Jaffer (37) could not convert their knocks into big ones.

Aditya Waghmode did a fantastic job for Baroda, coming up with a 69-run knock before being caught off Thakur. However the other batsmen failed to resist the rival attack and only Deepak Hooda offered some fight, batting at number six.

He scored 41 but once he was dismissed, Baroda innings fell apart.

Brief scores:

Mumbai 210 all out in 45.3 overs.(S Khan 41*, S Yadav 40; D Hooda 5/55) beat  Baroda 197 all out in 47.1 overs(A Waghmode 69, D Hooda 41; S Thakur 3/39, A Herwadkar 3/29).