Mumbai v Rest of India, Irani Cup 2015-16, Mumbai, 2nd day March 7, 2016

Suryakumar, middle order put Mumbai in control

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Rest of India 36 for 1 (Fazal 18*, Yadav 1*) trail Mumbai 603 (Suryakumar 156, Bista 104, Jayant 4-132) by 567 runs
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Suryakumar Yadav's 271-ball 156 helped Mumbai to their second 500-plus total in Irani Cup history © PTI

Each of Mumbai's top-six batsmen made a fifty-plus score as the 41-time Ranji Trophy champions piled up runs and misery on Rest of India. Suryakumar Yadav followed Jay Bista as the second centurion of the innings, his 156 launching Mumbai to 603, their second 500-plus total in Irani Cup history.

Resuming on an overnight 386 for 3, Mumbai, having seen off the new ball, added 87 in the first session. Suryakumar brought up his tenth first-class century off 154 balls, with support from captain Aditya Tare who made 65 before he edged behind to his opposite number, Naman Ojha.

Siddhesh Lad, who had made a counterattacking 88 in the Ranji Trophy final, took over from Tare and hit a fifty of his own. Suryakumar went on to pass 150, but soon after popped a return catch to offspinner Jayant Yadav. Lad, though, cranked up the tempo with three fours off a Jaydev Unadkat over, but the seamer hit back in his next over to have Lad caught behind for 66. His effort could have been restricted to 35 had substitute Shahbaz Nadeem hung onto a catch at backward point. Iqbal Abdulla and Shardul Thakur then had their share of fun before Mumbai were eventually dismissed for 603 in the 159th over.

Jayant, who wheeled away for 41.2 overs, finished with four wickets while Unadkat and Krishna Das picked up two wickets apiece.

In reply, Rest of India openers put on 29 before Srikar Bharat slashed a short and wide Abhishek Nayar offering to backward point. Faiz Fazal and nightwatchman Yadav then saw the side through to stumps without additional loss.

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  • nandanLeo on March 8, 2016, 10:14 GMT

    paramnp9 correct assessment. We should filter out dibbly dobbly medium pacers who bowl at 115 Kmph. No place for them in international cricket.

  • Naresh28 on March 8, 2016, 7:28 GMT

    @paramnp9 - agree with you. This ROI team is poorly selected. As mentioned these young players are the next line. Give them chances and pick out the cheeries. In fact most of the players you have mentioned are great choices. Almost a second string Indian team. Maybe the selectors wanted to highlight Mumbai dominance?

  • paramnp9 on March 8, 2016, 7:03 GMT

    We need to groom Akhil Harwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Sarfaraaz Khan, Sanju Samson, Surya kumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Sran, Nathu Singh, Ishwar Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Dagar, Ramror, Bista, Chand, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Aswin Christ, Rush Kalaria, Bains and some others. Please pick players showing potential and do not go by batting and bowling averages. Once identified, continuously monitor and groom them. This Irani debacle is a wake up call for this selection committee.

  • paramnp9 on March 8, 2016, 6:54 GMT

    One sided match due to the inept ROI team selection. Seriously, is this our best second strong team. Do you mean to say that this is the best bowling attack possible? Why could not they try some youngsters who can at least bowl quick? Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson and some others could have been tried. Sran and Nathu missed out due to injury and that was a big blow. I know Krishna Das bowled his heart out in the Ranji season, but he lacks pace. Binny can never be groomed as a test player and the earlier this selection committee realises it, the better it is for Indian cricket. Ojha is above 30 and it would have been better to try Samson. Please identify the best second string team and groom them.

  • Praveen29 on March 8, 2016, 6:02 GMT

    @IndTheBest: yeah many faces missing in ROI team...dont understand the criteria...great show by Mumbai...!!!

  • IndTheBest on March 7, 2016, 17:38 GMT

    I don't understand this ROI team selection at all. I guess we have Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Praveen Kumar, Sran, Irfan Pathan, Nathu Singh, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma and many more who could have made to ROI squad but they didn't or may be no one is interested playing this tournament. Anyway, I won't read too much out of this.

  • Parousia on March 7, 2016, 17:12 GMT

    @Tarun Really? hahaha.. is Balwinder a specialist bowler too? Its funny how the media can use the term "Fast Bowler" when they label these guys. There are a few girls from Australia & South African team who can actually bowl quicker than these guys.

  • tarun_scb on March 7, 2016, 16:43 GMT

    Balwinder Singh sandhu from Mumbai bowls at 110-115 kmph.Jadeja bowls faster than that.

  • Parousia on March 7, 2016, 15:05 GMT

    The ROI so called "fast bowlers" are pathetic. Seriously Krishna Das operating at 120-125 kph will be a 3rd change bowler in Sheffield shield or County cricket! Is this the best we have in India? Even Australian woman All-rounder Elsye Perry actually bowls quicker than Krishna at 130 khp. Is our future doomed as far as pace bowlers are concerned? lol

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