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Irani Trophy: Parthiv hits ton to pile on the agony for Mumbai

October 02, 2010 20:39 IST

A fine century by wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel helped Rest of India pile up a mammoth total of 668 against Ranji champions Mumbai at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, during their Irani trophy tie, in Jaipur on Saturday.

At the end of the second day's play, Mumbai were at 2 for no loss in 10 overs with Wasim Jaffer batting on 18 and S Marasthe on seven.

They had to face some anxious moments as Jaffer was dropped off Mithun at square leg.

Earlier, an excellent five-wicket haul by medium pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, who removed the likes of Abhinav Mukund (161), Yuvraj Singh (4) and S Badrinath (94) in the first session raised Mumbai's hopes.

But Virat Kohli (90) and Parthiv Patel dispelled all fears of a Mumbai comeback as the duo batted freely. While Badrinath (94) and Kohli missed out on hundreds, Parthiv plundered the Mumbai bowlers, who were without the services of veteran bowler Ajit Agarkar. Agarkar did not take the field on Saturday due to fever.

The biggest disappointment of the day was Yuvraj Singh, who fell cheaply.

Meanwhile, the lanky Mumbai lad Kurkarni finished with figures of five for 148 from 35.5 overs, while Rohit Sharma took three for 23 and Ramesh Powar chipped in with two for 160.

Brief Scores:

Rest of India (1st innings): 668 (165.5 overs): A Mukund 161, Parthiv Patel 125, S Badrinath 94, Virat Kohli 90; D Kulkarni 5-148, Rohit Sharma 3-23.

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