Thu, 23 June 2022
Ranji Trophy FINAL: MP 123-1 at stumps, trail by 251
17:15 MP 123-1 at stumps, trail by 251 vs Mumbai
The MP duo have been cautious towards the end of the day.
MP 123-1 (41 Ovs) vs Mumbai 374 (127.4 Ovs) | Scorecard
After Sarfaraz Khan's hundred Mumbai were all out for 374. MP have responded with 123 for 1 in 41 overs at stumps on Day 2. They trail by 251 with nine wickets remaining.
17:08 Mumbai desperately need a wicket vs MP
Huge appeal for LBW but turned turn. Deshpande looks disappointed as Mumbai badly need a wicket here. Maiden over. Yash Dubey and Shubham Sharma are inching towards their respective half-centuries. But Mulani is not allowing the batters to settle into a rhythm. Just two came off his over. Dubey is playing on 39 (112) and Sharma is on 37 (60).
MP 114-1 (37 Ovs) vs Mumbai 374 (127.4 Ovs) | Scorecard
Mumbai have now handed the ball to Kotian to provide them with the breakthrough. Meanwhile MP are 114-1 after 37 overs.
16:40 100 comes up for MP vs Mumbai
After playing two maiden overs, Yash Dubey opens his arms and plays a short and wide delivery by Avasthi for a four. Shubham Sharma has also brought an urgency to MP's innings.
MP 105-1 (33 Ovs) vs Mumbai 374 (127.4 Ovs) | Scorecard
With this the duo also stitch a 50-plus partnership. After 31 overs MP are 98-1.
The duo take MP's total beyond the 100-run mark. Mumbai need a wicket here. After 33 overs MP are 105-1.
16:16 Sharma, Dubey keep the scoreboard ticking
After Himanshu Mantri's wicket, Yash Dubey and Shubham Sharma try to build a partnership. Sharma and Dubey are finding ways to score and they keep the scoreboard ticking as MP's total reach to 85-1 after 25 overs.
MP 94-1 (29 Ovs) vs Mumbai 374 (127.4 Ovs) | Scorecard
Mohit Avasthi replaces Deshpande, Dubey hammers him for four runs. Sharma continues to take runs off Mulani, also slams him for four runs. After the new ball, Avasthi bowls a maiden. MP are 94-1 after 29 overs.
15:38 Deshpande removes Mantri for 31
Tushar Deshpande strikes Post tea, Tushar Deshpande start the proceedings with the ball. Deshpande concedes 4 byes first ball.
MP 69-1 (21 Ovs) vs Mumbai 374 (127.4 Ovs) | Scorecard
Wicket! Mantri is plumb in front. Big breakthrough for Mumbai as Mantri departs after scoring 31(50).
Shubham Sharma is the new batter. Sharma plays a brilliant drive against Deshpande and with that brings up 50 for Madhya Pradesh.
15:24 MP 43-0 at Tea, trail by 331 runs
Yash Dubey in trouble but he manages to evade the danger before taking off for a quick single. He dived to get in his crease. TV replay shows despite the dive, the batter was short of his ground but the ball missed the stumps by inches. Dubey gets a lifeline. Meanwhile MP are 21-0 after 11 overs.
MP 43-0 (16 Ovs) vs Mumbai 374 (127.4 Ovs) | Scorecard
Avasthi replaces Kulkarni from the other end. Just one leg-bye from it. Mantri charges and lofts Mulani for a couple of sixes. Excellent start for MP so far.
Mumbai seamers have failed to make much of the new ball. MP are 36-0 after 14 overs.
MP are 43-0 at the end of the second session. Himanshu Mantri is batting on 31 (47), while Yash Dubey is on 11 (49).
They trail by another 331 runs.
14:39 MP openers counter Mumbai
MP's Yash Dubey and Himanshu Mantri are out in the middle to bat. Dhawal Kulkarni opens the bowling attack for Mumbai.
MP 18-0 (9 Ovs) vs Mumbai 374 (127.4 Ovs) | Scorecard
Mantri is off the mark with a cracking four against Tushar Deshpande. MP are 6-0 after two overs.
Huge shout for LBW, but umpire is not interested. Himanshu Mantri survives.
After nine overs, MP are 18-0. Yash Dubey is batting on 6 (31), while Himanshu Mantri is on 11 (23).
13:15 Mumbai all out for 374 vs MP
Saransh Jain's length ball is hammered down for six by Sarfaraz! Avasthi clears the cover boundary.
Mumbai 374 (127.4 Ovs) vs MP | Scorecard
Wicket! Sarfaraz holes out in the deep to Aditya Shrivastava and walks back scoring 134.
Mumbai all out for 374 in 127.4 overs.
13:10 Post lunch Mumbai lose Deshpande
Post lunch break, Saransh Jain leads the bowling attack. Mumbai reach 352-8.
Mumbai 357-9 (126 Ovs) vs MP | Scorecard
Tushar Deshpande wanted the single second ball of Yadav's over. Sarfaraz was hesitant but went through.
Wicket! Deshpande has thrown away his wicket. Edge and goes into the hands of the keeper Himanshu Mantri. Yadav gets a wicket and Sarfaraz is furious, gesturing that Deshpande should have tried to stick around. Mumbai are 353-9.
Mohit Avasthi is the last batter for Mumbai.
12:20 Sarfaraz shines as Mumbai are 351-8 at lunch
After Sarfaraz's animated celebration the batters shift gears. They are now dealing in boundaries as 42 runs have been scored in the last 10 overs, with the fall of one wicket. After 118 overs Mumbai are 345-8.
Mumbai 351-8 (122 Ovs) vs MP | Scorecard
Meanwhile, MP opt for a fifth bowling option in Parth Sahani starts off with a one-run over.
Mumbai bring up their 350. The man in form is batting on 118 off 218 balls. Mumbai are 351-8 at lunch.
11:35 Sarfaraz brings up his century, Mumbai 8 down
Sarfaraz Khan took the bait and went for the drive. He gets an edge but luckily for Khan as it drops and races towards the boundary. After 11 overs Mumbai are 310-7.
Mumbai 332-8 (115 Ovs) vs MP | Scorecard
Wicket! Kulkarni loses patience and is caught behind off Agarwal for 1 off 36 balls. Mumbai lose 8th wicket. Umpire calls for DRINKS.
Tushar Deshpande is the new batter.
Sarfaraz punches Kartikeya over his head to bring up his fourth hundred of the Ranji season. He reached three-figure mark off 190 balls.
11:27 300 comes up for Mumbai
Plenty of action on the field...Sarfaraz sends the ball to the boundary but there is a collision in the middle.
Mumbai 300-7 (106.1 Ovs) vs MP | Scorecard
Sarfaraz dashed into Yadav as he was looking at the ball ad running. He went down on the ground as physios were called in. The umpires meanwhile call for drinks. After the treatment, Sarfaraz is ready.
Mumbai have reached the 300-run mark with Sarfaraz going strong. He is batting on 77 off 170 ball. Mumbai is 300-7 after 106.1 overs.
10:43 Yadav dismisses Kotian for 15, Mumbai 7 down
Change in bowling, Kumar Kartikeya replaces Anubhav Agarwal. Sarfaraz welcomes Kartikeya with two boundaries.
Mumbai 288-7 (103 Ovs) vs MP | Scorecard
Wicket! Kotian bowled! Yadav picked his second of the morning when he clean bowled Kotian. He scored 15 off 39 balls. A 40-run stand for the seventh wicket comes to an end.
New batter Dhawal Kulkarni joins Sarfaraz.
10:39 Sarfaraz brings up his fifty
Mumbai have struggled against MP pacers. A total of eight overs have been bowled in the morning session and Mumbai have managed just eight runs and lost one wicket.
Mumbai 269-6 (100 Ovs) vs MP | Scorecard
Meanwhile, Sarfaraz Khan slams his half century, he reached the milestone in 152 balls. After 100 overs Mumbai are 269-6.
10:04 250 comes up for Mumbai
Tanush Kotian, the new batter is on strike. A wicket maiden to start the proceedings.
Mumbai 255-6 (95 Ovs) vs MP | Scorecard
Sarfaraz Khan brings up Mumbai's 250 with a boundary. MP trusting their pacers with the new ball, they are eyeing more wickets. Mumbai needs to be cautious.
09:29 MP eye early wickets vs Mumbai
An unheralded bunch of Madhya Pradesh bowlers stuck to the plan as a star-studded Mumbai toiled their way to 248 for five on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final in Bengaluru.
After a superb show in the opening day, Madhya Pradesh will look to build on the momentum against Mumbai as we move to Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy finals at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Sarfaraz Khan batting on 40 and Shams Mulani on 12 will resume the action for Mumbai.