Suryakumar Yadav top-scored with a 73 and helped Mumbai to a position of strength before Tamil Nadu snared 3 wickets for as many runs in a final event to grasp a emergence of relation in their Ranji Trophy semifinal on Monday.
Mumbai were 171 for 4 during stumps on a second day of a marquee last-four strife during a Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Having bowled out Tamil Nadu for 305 in their initial innings progressing in a day, Mumbai trailed by 134 runs with 6 wickets remaining.
At a tighten of play, skipper Aditya Tare (19) and Shreyas Iyer (24) were during a crease.
Shardul Thakur (4/75) and Abhishek Nayar (4/66) were a many successful bowers for Mumbai.
Tamil Nadu were 261 for 6 overnight with Vijay Shankar, who was discharged for 50 on a second morning, batting on 41 when a stumps were drawn during a finish of initial day’s play.
The other overnight batsman, A Aswin Crist, contributed as Tamil Nadu managed to cranky 300.
However, after a exclusion of Shankar, Tamil Nadu mislaid their final 3 wickets quickly.
Mumbai were off to a bad start losing debutant Prithvi Shaw (4) with as many runs on a house in a innings’ initial over.
A century partnership ensued for a second wicket between Suryakumar and opener Praful Waghela (48), as Mumbai hold a top hand.
However, Tamil Nadu, overdue to Aushik Srinivas and Shankar, got dual essential breakthroughs in a final event to benefit some ground.
While Shankar accounted for a wicket of Suryakumar, Aushik sent behind Siddhesh Lad to unexpected leave Mumbai struggling during 128 for four. In between, Waghela was run out in a same over.
A 43-run consecutive fifth-wicket mount between Tare and Iyer ensured Mumbai did not face serve misadventure during a fag end.
First Published On : Jan 2, 2017 22:05 IST