November 20, 2000

Mumbai nails Saurashtra

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Opting to bat, Saurashtra ran into trouble in the Ranji One-Day West Zone League facing the formidable Mumbai at the Motibaug Ground, Baroda. Saurashtra crept their way to 205 in 46.2 overs. Skipper Shitanshu Kotak (53) and Prakash Bhatt (38) put on a partnership of 57 for the third wicket. Paras Mhambrey (35/4) and Sairaj Bahutule (31/3) nailed the Saurashtra line up.

In reply, Mumbai openers Robin Morris (41) and Wasim Jaffer (61) took them to a flying start. The batsmen entertained the crowds with some lusty blows, Robin hit seven boundaries while Wasim sent the ball to the fence on eight occasions. Amol Mazumdar (55) returned unbeaten to guide Mumbai to a comfortable six wicket victory in the 42nd over.

Mumbai registered their second consecutive win of the tournament and are unbeaten so far.