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March 28, 2007
Mumbai 287 for 6 (Mane 86) beat Rajasthan 215 (Khan 54) by 72 runs
Mumbai completed the double of winning the Ranji Trophy first-class tournament and the one-day competition by beating Rajasthan by 72 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Vinayak Mane boosted Mumbai to 287 for 6 before their bowlers dismissed Rajasthan for 215 in the 47th over.
Mumbai made a poor start after choosing to bat. They lost Ajinkya Rahane for 27 and lost their second wicket, Wasim Jaffer for 21, on 56. Ramesh Powar was promoted to No 3 to accelerate the run-rate and he biffed 23 off 20 balls before Afroz Khan had him caught behind.
Mane and Rohit Sharma steadied the innings with a 92-run stand for the fourth wicket. Mane batted 108 balls for his 86 and hit five fours and two sixes. Sharma struck a fluent 48 off 58 balls and Amol Muzumdar provided the momentum at the end with 43 off 37 balls.
Rajasthan made a disastrous start to the chase with Aavishkar Salvi inducing an edge off Siddharth Joshi that was taken by wicketkeeper Vinayak Samant in the first over. Rohit Sharma and Anshu Jain added 49 for the second wicket but the spinners, Nilesh Kulkarni and Powar put the brakes on the scoring. Kulkarni scalped Sharma and Jain while Powar took Rajesh Bishnoi to leave Rajasthan struggling at 70 for 4. Thereafter they lost wickets at regular intervals while Afroz Khan held up one end during a defiant 54. Salvi dismissed Pankaj Singh with the first ball of the 47th over to seal the win. Powar finished with figures of 3 for 53 while Kulkarni took 2 for 15 off eight overs.
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