Mumbai Dominate Up In Ranji Sf | Kanpur News


Kanpur: Mumbai almost ensured its berth in the Ranji trophy final as they wrapped up UP ’s first innings on 180, posting a score of one for 133 in their second knock at the end of the third day of five-day semi-final being played at the Just cricket ground in Bengaluru on Thursday.
Mumbai ensured its ticket to the final when they scored 213 runs in the first innings lead over UP. Mumbai have consolidated a significant lead of 346 runs so far and they still have nine wickets in hand in their second innings. There were high expectations from UP batsmen, but they disappointed, failing to stick in the middle. As a result their innings folded on 180 runs.
Captain Prithvi Shaw and century maker of the first innings Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal opened the second innings. Shaw, in a punishing mood, hammered 64 runs in 71 balls plundering 12 boundaries before falling prey to Saurabh Kumar. In fact, he contributed 64 runs in the first wicket stand of 66 runs. Yashasvi was a mere spectator at the other end.
He wielded his bat in company of Armaan Jaffar and the two returned unbeaten on 35 and 32 runs, respectively when umpires called the day. Yashasvi faced 114 balls and struck five hits to the fence and a six. Arman hit five boundaries in 67 balls.
UP began the day with an overnight score of 2 for 25. Madhav and captain Karan Sharma played cautiously. But their union broke when Karan Sharma fell prey to Mohit Awasthi after scoring 27 runs in 76 balls with the help of four boundaries and a six. They added 60 runs for the third wicket stand. Thereafter wickets fell at regular intervals.
Madhav fell prey to Parkar and Tanush Kotian combination after scoring 38 runs in 91 balls. Tanush Kotian thereafter got rid of from Rinku Singh (16) when he trapped him in front of wicket. His third prey was Shivam Mavi who luckily hit highest 48 for the UP team, hammering four boundaries and two sixes in 55 balls.
For Mumbai, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Awasthi and Tanush Kotia, all three bagged three wickets each after conceding 34, 38 and 35 runs respectively.
Talking to TOI, Gopal Sharma, former test cricketer, who is with the UP team, stated that batsmen failed to click. “Now there is no chance to recover. It would be quite difficult to score 450 or 500 odd runs in the fourth innings on a deteriorated wicket,” he said.
Brief score: Mumbai first innings – 393 and second innings -1 for 133 (Prithvi Shaw 64, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal batting 35, Armaan Jaffer batting 32 Saurabh Kumar 1 for 32)
UP first Innings- 180 (Madhav Kaushik 38, Karan Sharma 27, Rinku Singh 16, Prince Yadav 20, Shivam Mavi 48, Dhawal Kulkarni 1 for 25, Tushar U Deshpande 3 for 34, Mohit Awasthi 3 for 39, Tanush Kotian 3 for 35)





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