Ranji Trophy: Aditya Tare, Shreyas Iyer solid Mumbai after late stumble opposite Tamil Nadu

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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.

File print of Shreyas Iyer. BCCIFile print of Shreyas Iyer. BCCI

File print of Shreyas Iyer. BCCI

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

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