November 24, 2001

Bombay huff and puff their way to a slender lead

Staff Reporter

The match between West Zone heavy-weights Mumbai and Maharashtra was interestingly poised at the end of day two at the Middle Income Group Ground in Bandra in Mumbai. A five-wicket haul by Maharashtra's leftarm fast bowler Iqbal Siddiqui saw Mumbai struggle to 220 for eight, a lead of just two runs.

Amol Muzumudar who made 54 and Sairaj Bahatule with 32 were the top two scorers for the home side. The wafer-thin lead though means that Mumbai still have a fight on their hands on the last two days.