Ranji Trophy Super League - 1st semi final

Mumbai v Saurashtra

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

Welcome to the semi-final game between Mumbai and Saurashtra. Mumbai have chosen to bat.

Mumbai have struggled with the openers this year. They have tried six pairs so far, averaging 28.79 in 14 innings. We might see Wasim Jaffer open with Ajinkya Rahane today now that Tendulkar is in the mix. Rahane and Jaffer are the highest run-getters in the tournament - with four century and two half-century stands, the duo average 149.57 when batting together.

Pitch: It looks like it will get dry and open up as the game progresses. Very mild isolated patches of green. Expecting it to turn from day 3. Mumbai have made the obvious choice to bat first.

Vinayak Samant has walked out with Jaffer. Samant to take strike. Sandeep Jobanputra aka Jolly will bowl the first over. Two slips and a gully in place.

0.1

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, Jolly, a left-arm mediumpacer, starts the game with a delivery in the target zone - on a length and around the off stump- pushed to covers.

0.2

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, 128 kph length delivery slanting from Samant who pushes feebly at the delivery and edges it to gully

0.3

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, beaten by a full length delivery moving away with the angle. Samant was late in getting forward and lunged at it.

0.4

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, 127.2 kmph length delivery and straightening a touch on the middle stump line, jabbed to the on side and Jolly rushes to pick the ball

0.5

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, trying to trap him lbw Jolly served it full and on the middle stump line, flicked to square leg

0.6

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, full and angling away, dabbed off the outside edge to backward point

I am Sriram Veera and will be your commentator for this game. Srinivas Raju is on the scoring duty.

End of over 1 (maiden) Mumbai 0/0
VR Samant    0* (6b)      SP Jobanputra    1-1-0-0
W Jaffer    0* (0b)     

1.1

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, Another left-arm mediumpace swing bowler .This is his debut season and he has been among wickets. His first delivery - on the middle stump line- has been tucked away behind square.

1.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, FOUR, banged in short, on the middle and leg line, Samant went for the pull and it landed safely well to the right of the wide fine-leg

There is decent bounce on this track. So far we have seen the ball carry through well to the 'keeper

1.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, 1 no ball, angled across Samant who lets it go to the keeper

1.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, 116.9 kph length delivery on the middle stump line, turned to square leg

1.4

BN Jadeja to Samant, 3 runs, well outside off stump line, around 117 kmph delivery and Samant pushes his bat away from the body to steer it through cover point.

1.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, shaping in from the off and middle line, Jaffer goes back to work it to midwicket

1.6

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, more inward movement, slips to middle and leg and clipped to long leg

End of over 2 (10 runs) Mumbai 10/0
W Jaffer    2* (3b)      BN Jadeja    1-0-10-0
VR Samant    7* (10b 1x4)     

2.1

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, 127.2 kmph bounces off a short of a length and Jaffer stands tall to push it down to the on side

2.2

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, fuller, around the off stump and Jaffer leans forward to defend.

2.3

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, even fuller and Jaffer pushes it down the track, Jolly gets a hand to it and deflects the ball to the stumps at the non-striker's end

2.4

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, in the outside-off zone, left alone

2.5

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, 127 kmph and full in length and angling away, left alone

2.6

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, teasing delivery around the off stump, shuffles across to let it go

End of over 3 (maiden) Mumbai 10/0
W Jaffer    2* (9b)      SP Jobanputra    2-2-0-0
VR Samant    7* (10b 1x4)     

3.1

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, 114.4 kmph length delivery, cutting away from Samant who defends to the off side. Sedate start. No great worries for the batsmen so far.

3.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, fuller, around 116 kmph delivery, hint of inward movement from the off stump line, Samant pushes it to the off side. No great forward stride.

3.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, from very close to the stumps, curving in to the middle, Samant was late in getting the bat across and goes across the line to clip it to long leg. They think about the second but Jolly rockets the throw in fast and accurate.

3.4

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, moving away and defended off the back foot.

3.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run

3.6

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, swinging in late, on the middle stump line, deflected to square leg

Balakrishna Jadeja hits the right areas and importantly swingss the ball but the pace is pretty slow. But he has got 17 wickets from five games in this season. If he can crank up the pace to around 130kph and retain the swing, it would be great

End of over 4 (1 run) Mumbai 11/0
W Jaffer    2* (12b)      BN Jadeja    2-0-11-0
VR Samant    8* (13b 1x4)     

4.1

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, 130.3 kph delivery, on the off stump line, with the angle, pushed to covers

4.2

Jobanputra to Samant, 1 leg bye, pitches on a length just outside leg and moves in to clip the pad and the ball runs behind square

4.3

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, fuller, floated around the off stump line, driven to covers

4.4

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, banged in short and slanting away outside off stump line, Jaffer thinks about the pull shot but kills the thought. Wise decision.

4.5

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, length delivery around the off stump line, tapped to the on side

4.6

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, on and around the off stump, Jaffer shuffles across to turn it to the on side

End of over 5 (1 run, maiden) Mumbai 12/0
W Jaffer    2* (16b)      SP Jobanputra    3-3-0-0
VR Samant    8* (15b 1x4)     

5.1

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, 117.4 kph full delivery wide outside off stump, gathered by the 'keeper

Rajiv sends us our first feedback. Was wondering whether any of you are following this game or not. Rajiv says, "Surprised that Rahane isn't opening. I'm supporting Mumbai even though I'm from the South because of Tendulkar, but I really want Pujara to score a hundred. A hundred against the Mumbai attack would confirm his wonderful talent and hopefully fast-track him into the national team!"

5.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, FOUR, Full and angling away again, steered past the diving gully. Too wide.

5.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, gets forward to defend

5.4

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, again keeping it well outside off - Samant has the habit of playing away from the body, even the four earlier this over was like that - left alone this time

5.5

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, And here comes the inswinger on the off stump line. Samant is late in picking it up but the slow pace of Jadeja allows him to adjust and defend

5.6

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, moving away from the off stump line, defended to covers

End of over 6 (4 runs) Mumbai 16/0
VR Samant    12* (21b 2x4)      BN Jadeja    3-0-15-0
W Jaffer    2* (16b)     

Jaydeep: "There has been great interest around this match among the cricket followers that I know of, even though it is a domestic game. I guess its mainly due to the presence of Sachin but also the excitement of following the progress of two potential stars-R Jadeja and C Pujara."

6.1

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, curving away from Jaffer who partly steers partly edges to backward point. Jaffer doesn't quite like getting forward.

6.2

Jobanputra to Jaffer, FOUR, drifts to the leg and middle line, flicked elegantly through square leg.

6.3

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, nice probing delivery - curving in on the middle stump line, Jaffer flicks it across the line to square leg. Had he missed he would have been caught dead plumb in front. But you mumbai fans will say why would he miss that. Ah well. ..

6.4

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, slanting away and left alone

6.5

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, straightens around the middle stump line, worked to square leg

6.6

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, gentle teasing delivery in the channel and Jaffer thinks about playing a shot but lets it go through to Sagar Jogiyani

End of over 7 (4 runs) Mumbai 20/0
W Jaffer    6* (22b 1x4)      SP Jobanputra    4-3-4-0
VR Samant    12* (21b 2x4)     

7.1

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, again some swing for Jadeja. Samant gets forward to defend the inswinger

7.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, around the off stump line and Samant stumbles forward to defend. Very iffy footwork.

7.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, 119.6 kmph inswinger around the middle and off line, Samant this time moves well to defend it to the off side

7.4

BN Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, fuller, with the flick of the wrist at the delivery and pushed to left of mid-off for a quick single

7.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run

7.6

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, gets forward to defend to covers

End of over 8 (1 run) Mumbai 21/0
W Jaffer    6* (24b 1x4)      BN Jadeja    4-0-16-0
VR Samant    13* (25b 2x4)     

Ravindra Jadeja the left-arm spinner to bowl.

8.1

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 leg bye, floats it on the leg stump line, Samant fails to connect with his dab but will pick up a leg bye

8.2

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, FOUR, elegant on drive from Wasim Jaffer. It was flighted full on the middle and he leaned into his drive. Easy on the eye.

8.3

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, around the middle and off line, on a length, driven back to the bowler

8.4

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, flighted on middle and leg line, turned to midwicket

8.5

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, bit more air, full and on the middle, making him go for his drive and this one rolls through to mid-on

8.6

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, a touch flatter and quicker, on the middle line again, worked to the on side

End of over 9 (5 runs) Mumbai 26/0
W Jaffer    10* (29b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-0
VR Samant    13* (26b 2x4)     

Tamil Nadu are 30 for 0 (M Vijay and Mukund batting) in 8 overs in their semi-final game against UP

9.1

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, on a length, around the off stump line, dabbed to the off side. Samant doesn't look too comfortable in the opening role.

9.2

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, another hurried dab at a length delivery

9.3

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, good ball - full and on the middle stump line, going for that lbw decision but Samant stumbles forward in defense

9.4

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, super ball. Beaten royally. It landed around middle and bounced just past the off stump, past the outside edge and into Sagar's gloves.

9.5

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, same line but a touch slower and this one is guided to backward point

9.6

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, fuller, around the off stump line, around 121 kmph, lunges forward to defend to mid-off

End of over 10 (maiden) Mumbai 26/0
VR Samant    13* (32b 2x4)      SP Jobanputra    5-4-4-0
W Jaffer    10* (29b 2x4)     

Balakrishna Jadeja comes back

10.1

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, 116.9 kph full length delivery outside off stump, left alone

10.2

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, FOUR, fullish delivery outside off stump, Jaffer is late as ever in getting forward and edges it through gully region. Agony for Jadeja. I was about to type the initials of the bowler but thought better of it.

10.3

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run

10.4

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

10.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, slanting away from Jaffer who lets Sagar the keeper earn his match fee

10.6

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, in the outside-off channel, Jaffer has enough time to get confused. He thinks about playing before deciding against it

End of over 11 (4 runs) Mumbai 30/0
W Jaffer    14* (35b 3x4)      BN Jadeja    5-0-20-0
VR Samant    13* (32b 2x4)     

11.1

Jobanputra to Samant, 1 run, well away from the body, steered to cover point for a single

11.2

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, straightening on the off and middle line, turned to the on side

11.3

Jobanputra to Jaffer, 2 runs, slightly short in length and that allows Jaffer to stay back and wrist it from the off and middle line through midwicket

11.4

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, fuller in length, guided to backward point region

11.5

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, 122.1 kph length delivery left alone by Jaffer and it bounces just in front of Sagar who does well to gather it

11.6

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, gets forward to defend to the on side of the pitch

End of over 12 (3 runs) Mumbai 33/0
W Jaffer    16* (40b 3x4)      SP Jobanputra    6-4-7-0
VR Samant    14* (33b 2x4)     

12.1

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, short in length and comes back in towards the middle stump line. Samant is in a tangle. He decides to go for the pull but his foot is struck together and he is in no position to play the shot and is hit on the mid-riff

12.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run

12.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, around the off stump line, curving in, stays adjacent to the line and defends

12.4

BN Jadeja to Samant, FOUR, banged in short and Samant pulls it to deep backward square leg region

12.5

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, switches to round the stumps now. full and on the middle and off line, defended on the front foot

12.6

BN Jadeja to Samant, 2 runs, Ah! short-pitched delivery but it comes on ever so slowly and Samant waits before swatting it, yeah swatting it, through midwicket

End of over 13 (6 runs) Mumbai 39/0
VR Samant    20* (39b 3x4)      BN Jadeja    6-0-26-0
W Jaffer    16* (40b 3x4)     

13.1

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, shuffles across, covers the off stump before letting the ball go past him

13.2

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run

13.3

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, flicked to square leg

13.4

Jobanputra to Jaffer, 3 runs, short of length and on the middle and off line, whipped through midwicket

13.5

Jobanputra to Samant, 1 run, another short delivery, pulled to long leg

Tamil Nadu are on 49 without any loss (VIjay and Mukund batting) after 13 overs

13.6

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, around the off stump line, gets forward to defend

End of over 14 (4 runs) Mumbai 43/0
W Jaffer    19* (45b 3x4)      SP Jobanputra    7-4-11-0
VR Samant    21* (40b 3x4)     

14.1

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, beaten outside off stump. Samant has a lame poke.

Venkat: "Hi from London. I am a Mumbaikar and a big supporter of the Ranji team here and glad that we're off to a solid start. It'd be great to see Mumbai through to the finals.I guess, last year a gritty Sitanshu Kotak hundred knocked us out in the group stages. We look like a unit this time and I hope we go through. Its time for revenge, yeah ! "

14.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, on the middle stump line, worked through midwicket

14.3

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, 2 runs, on the leg and middle line and is easily flicked without any fuss through midwicekt

14.4

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, gentle seam-up delivery outside off stump, left alone

14.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, from round the stumps, well outside off, left alone

14.6

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, fuller, Jaffer shuffles across, gets outside off stump to defend to covers

End of over 15 (3 runs) Mumbai 46/0
W Jaffer    21* (49b 3x4)      BN Jadeja    7-0-29-0
VR Samant    22* (42b 3x4)     

15.1

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, full pitched and well outside off, Samant stretches across without moving his feet and the ball rolls to covers

15.2

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, similar wide line but Samant doesn't offer a shot this time.

15.3

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, closer to the off stump, again late on the defensive shot and edged to the on side

15.4

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, moves in line this time to defend to covers.

15.5

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, full again, runs off the outer edge to backward point

15.6

Jobanputra to Samant, no run, around the off stump line, off the inner edge to square leg

End of over 16 (maiden) Mumbai 46/0
VR Samant    22* (48b 3x4)      SP Jobanputra    8-5-11-0
W Jaffer    21* (49b 3x4)     

16.1

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, from round the stumps, well wide outside off stump, Jaffer reaches out to push it to the off side.

16.2

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, swings in from that angle and Jaffer eases it to mid-on

16.3

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, holds its line outside off stump this time and Jaffer shoulders arms

16.4

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, short in length and well outside off stump, doesn't come in enough and Jaffer covers his off stump and watches it sail right into Sagar's gloves

16.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, fuller and Jaffer is forced to get forward and pushes it back to the bowler

16.6

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, wide outside off again, left alone and bounces just in front of Jogiyani

Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (maiden) Mumbai 46/0
W Jaffer    21* (55b 3x4)      BN Jadeja    8-1-29-0
VR Samant    22* (48b 3x4)     

Drinks here. Meanwhile in Nagpur, Tamil Nadu 68/0 in 18 overs (Abhinav Mukund 39*, M Vijay 25*) against UP.

17.1

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, floated on the middle stump line, edged to square leg

17.2

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, turned to midwicket for a single.

17.3

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, flighted on the off and middle line, not much turn yet on this wicket, driven to mid-off

17.4

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, outside off, a touch short and is punched to sweeper cover

17.5

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, gets forward to defend to silly point

17.6

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, goes back to push to the same fielder

End of over 18 (3 runs) Mumbai 49/0
W Jaffer    22* (58b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-7-0
VR Samant    24* (51b 3x4)     

18.1

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, still from round the stumps and still wide outside off stump. Samant is not interested, Sagar Jogiyani has no option but to get interested in.

18.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, again well outside off stump and straight through to Jogiyani the keeper

18.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, hmm again well outside the off stump, left alone

18.4

BN Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, swings this one in on the middle stump line, worked uppishly through midwicket

18.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, quick single taken. It was pushed to backward point, standing slightly deep, and the throw is wide

18.6

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, gets forward to work a length delivery to gully region

End of over 19 (2 runs) Mumbai 51/0
VR Samant    25* (56b 3x4)      BN Jadeja    9-1-31-0
W Jaffer    23* (59b 3x4)     

19.1

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, goes back to punch the orthodox delivery to covers

19.2

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, full in length and spins away a touch. Samant is caught on the back foot and jabs it past silly point

19.3

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, full again but this time Samant comes forward to defend

19.4

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, goes back to work this one to left of covers

19.5

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, floated on the off stump line, full, defended on the front foot

19.6

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, on the middle stump line, deflected to midwicket

End of over 20 (2 runs) Mumbai 53/0
VR Samant    26* (59b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-9-0
W Jaffer    24* (62b 3x4)     

20.1

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, well outside off again, from round the stumps, Samant reaches out to push it to gully

20.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, wide again, fuller, left alone

20.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, closer to the off stump, coming in, tapped to the on side of the pitch

20.4

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, back to the well-outside-off line and Samant chases it, again feet glued to each other and pokes it to gully

20.5

BN Jadeja to Samant, FOUR, edged but just wide of the first slip. Samant lunged forward to defend and got the thick edge but Kotak, the slipper, couldn't reach it

20.6

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, beaten outside off as the ball straightens on the outside-off line and he ends up pushing inside the line

End of over 21 (4 runs) Mumbai 57/0
VR Samant    30* (65b 4x4)      BN Jadeja    10-1-35-0
W Jaffer    24* (62b 3x4)     

21.1

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, floated on the middle and leg, turned behind square leg

21.2

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, flatter, around the off stump line, defended to silly point

21.3

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, slower, bit more air, fuller, almost catches him on the boot, Samant just about manages to dig it out

21.4

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side

21.5

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, leans across to tap the ball to silly point

21.6

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, stays back to punch to sweeper cover.

End of over 22 (2 runs) Mumbai 59/0
VR Samant    31* (70b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-11-0
W Jaffer    25* (63b 3x4)     

22.1

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run

22.2

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, stops on the batsman after landing on a length outside off stump, jabbed to gully

22.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to covers

22.4

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, gets well forward to defend to the off side

22.5

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, fullish, outside off, squirted to backward point. B Jadeja's average speed is around 117 kmph

22.6

BN Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, pushed wide of covers for a single

End of over 23 (1 run) Mumbai 60/0
VR Samant    32* (76b 4x4)      BN Jadeja    11-1-36-0
W Jaffer    25* (63b 3x4)     

23.1

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, on the middle stump line, the bat comes around the front pad to defend. R J was getting interested there till he realised that Samant is going to make contact

23.2

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, pushed towards covers

23.3

RA Jadeja to Samant, FOUR, floated full on the middle stump line and Samant sweeps it through midwicket. In the air but in the gap as well.

23.4

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, gets well forward to defend

23.5

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, quicker, flatter but on the legs, tickled away for a single.

23.6

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, slower, on the middle stump line, Jaffer waits before turning it neatly through square leg

End of over 24 (6 runs) Mumbai 66/0
W Jaffer    26* (64b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-17-0
VR Samant    37* (81b 5x4)     

24.1

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, It's B Jadeja again. It's that round-the-stumps attack as well. Jaffer defends back to the bowler

24.2

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, shapes in towards the middle stump, full, worked to right of mid-off for a single

24.3

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, homing in on the off stump, Samant gets behind the line to defend

24.4

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run

24.5

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, leans forward to push a full one, away from his body, to covers

TN are 94 for 0. Mukund has reached his fifty. M Vijay on 40.

24.6

BN Jadeja to Samant, no run, on a length, again pushed to covers

End of over 25 (1 run) Mumbai 67/0
VR Samant    37* (85b 5x4)      BN Jadeja    12-1-37-0
W Jaffer    27* (66b 3x4)     

25.1

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, leans forward to defend a floater around the off stump line

25.2

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, quicker, around the off stump, defended on the back foot

25.3

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, quickish delivery, full but Jaffer is caught on the back foot and gets his bat in line in a hurry

25.4

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, changes his pace well - slower through the air and Jaffer is early into the drive and the ball rolls to the off side.

25.5

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, flicked through square leg

25.6

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, around the off stump line, defended to silly point who takes it and appeals for a catch. He thinks it might have gone off the boot. Silly.... point says the umpire.. it bounced off the earth.

End of over 26 (1 run) Mumbai 68/0
VR Samant    37* (86b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-18-0
W Jaffer    28* (71b 3x4)     

26.1

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run

26.2

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, short in length, cut to right of backward point where Jaydev Shah makes the stop

26.3

Dhurv to Samant, no run, lunges forward to push to mid-off

Venkat: "I miss being in Chennai right now. I went for the Irani Trophy match a few years ago. Mumbai were batting and Sachin made a fifty. I think Laxman dropped a dolly off Bhajji and we were all very pleased. Probably the biggest cheer you would get for Laxman dropping a catch."

26.4

Dhurv to Samant, no run, Dhruv, the left-arm spinner, floats it on the middle stump line,Samant goes for his sweep and edges it on to his pad and goes towards short-leg region. No one there though

26.5

Dhurv to Samant, no run, leans forward to defend

26.6

Dhurv to Samant, 2 runs, sweeps and sweeps well for couple of runs

End of over 27 (3 runs) Mumbai 71/0
VR Samant    39* (90b 5x4)      RV Dhurv    1-0-3-0
W Jaffer    29* (73b 3x4)     

Bala: "just tuned in and i read your comment about whether people were following the game or not. this is one of the reasons why international stars must play domestic cricket. i don't think anyone would follow this game if tendulkar wasn't playing, myself included."

27.1

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, stays back to work the delivery on th middle to square leg. Not much turn yet.

27.2

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, around middle and off line, defended on the front foot

27.3

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, on the off stump line, defended to covers

27.4

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run

27.5

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, really quicker one, beats the batsman for pace but slips down leg. Good take from Sagar.

27.6

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, stretches forward to dab to backward point

End of over 28 (1 run) Mumbai 72/0
VR Samant    39* (94b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    7-0-19-0
W Jaffer    30* (75b 3x4)     

28.1

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside off stump, driven to mid-off

28.2

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, steps out to take it on the full but can't beat covers

28.3

Dhurv to Jaffer, FOUR, successful this time. Another skip down the track and lofts it straight over the bowler.

28.4

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, a little shimmy down the track and driven to left of mid-off for a quick single

28.5

Dhurv to Samant, no run, arm-ball on the off stump, Samant doesn't pick it up off the hand or in the air but only after it pitches and adjusts quickly to stab it away. Just in time.

28.6

Dhurv to Samant, 1 run, on the middle and leg, slower, swept for a single

End of over 29 (6 runs) Mumbai 78/0
VR Samant    40* (96b 5x4)      RV Dhurv    2-0-9-0
W Jaffer    35* (79b 4x4)     

29.1

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, pretty full on the middle stump line, dabbed off the inner edge to midwicket

29.2

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, on the same line, turned to the leg side

29.3

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, drifts to middle and leg line, clipped to long leg for a single

29.4

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, quickish, on the middle, on driven to mid-on

29.5

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, stays back to flick to long leg for a single

29.6

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, slower through the air, outside off stump, defended to the off side

End of over 30 (2 runs) Mumbai 80/0
VR Samant    41* (100b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    8-0-21-0
W Jaffer    36* (81b 4x4)     

30.1

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, straightens after landing on the off stump line, defended on the back foot

30.2

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, gets forward to drive to mid-off

30.3

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, comes down the track to push back to the bowler who had dragged back the length nicely

30.4

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run

30.5

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, on the middle stump line, straightening, turned to the on side

30.6

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, floated outside off stump, width offered as a bait and Jaffer takes it and square drives but straight to backward point.

End of over 31 (maiden) Mumbai 80/0
W Jaffer    36* (87b 4x4)      RV Dhurv    3-1-9-0
VR Samant    41* (100b 5x4)     

31.1

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, on the middle stump line, defended to short leg

31.2

RA Jadeja to Samant, FOUR, full and outside leg stump line, and Samant makes use of it by paddling it to fine-leg boundary

31.3

RA Jadeja to Samant, no run, drifts across Samant and lands outside leg stump, Samant tries to work it to the on side and gets a leading edge but it falls short of the bowler on the off side

31.4

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, worked past short leg for a single

31.5

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, on the middle stump line, flicked to midwicket

31.6

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, full and straight, driven back to the bowler

End of over 32 (5 runs) Mumbai 85/0
W Jaffer    36* (89b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    9-0-26-0
VR Samant    46* (104b 6x4)     

32.1

Dhurv to Samant, no run, appeal for lbw as Samant fails to connect with the sweep shot. It landed on the leg stump line and might have missed leg.

32.2

Dhurv to Samant, no run, leans forward to defend

32.3

Dhurv to Samant, no run, huh! wide outside off stump. That slipped out the hand at the release

32.4

Dhurv to Samant, 1 run, paddles it behind square leg for a single to bring Jaffer on strike.

32.5

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, flighted outside off, spins away a touch, left alone

32.6

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, fuller, around off, driven crisply to covers

End of over 33 (1 run) Mumbai 86/0
W Jaffer    36* (91b 4x4)      RV Dhurv    4-1-10-0
VR Samant    47* (108b 6x4)     

Karthik: "Bala said people would not be following this game if not for international players participating. That is not entirely true. Domestic matches have a decent following too. I have been following Ranji matches for a few seasons now." I think Bala was talking about the majority of people.

33.1

RA Jadeja to Samant, 1 run, pushed towards covers for a quick single. They scamper home in time.

33.2

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run

33.3

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run

33.4

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, full and drifting towards the pads, quickish, turned to short leg

33.5

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, on the middle stump line, eased back to the bowler

33.6

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, slower in the air, bit more air, outside off, square driven to the sweeper on the off side

End of over 34 (2 runs) Mumbai 88/0
W Jaffer    37* (96b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    10-0-28-0
VR Samant    48* (109b 6x4)     

TN are 112 for 0. (Vijay 50, Mukund 58)

34.1

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, steps out to drive but the bowler intercepts and throws it back at the bowler

34.2

Dhurv to Samant, 1 run, goes back to tickle behind square leg for a single

34.3

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, full and a tad quicker, again worked behind square

34.4

Dhurv to Samant, no run, steps down the track to drive to cover

34.5

Dhurv to Samant, no run

34.6

Dhurv to Samant, OUT, And the first wicket is down. Dead duck. Plumb in front. It landed on the middle stump line, Samant went for his sweep that would have brought up his fifty but missed and the ball straightened to strike him.

VR Samant lbw b Dhurv 49 (136m 111b 6x4 0x6) SR: 44.14

End of over 35 (3 runs) Mumbai 91/1
     RV Dhurv    5-1-13-1
W Jaffer    39* (98b 4x4)     

35.1

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run

35.2

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run

35.3

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, leans forward to defend

35.4

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run

35.5

RA Jadeja to Rahane, no run

35.6

RA Jadeja to Rahane, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

End of over 36 (1 run) Mumbai 92/1
AM Rahane    0* (2b)      RA Jadeja    11-0-29-0
W Jaffer    40* (102b 4x4)     

36.1

Dhurv to Jaffer, FOUR, on the middle stump line, full and Jaffer got forward to flick it with grace and style through midwicket

36.2

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, shifts his line to off, driven to covers

36.3

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run

36.4

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, goes on with the arm, Jaffer stays back to defend

36.5

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, slower in the air, driven to covers

36.6

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, goes back to work it to long leg

End of over 37 (6 runs) Mumbai 97/1
W Jaffer    45* (108b 5x4)      RV Dhurv    6-1-18-1
AM Rahane    0* (2b)     

37.1

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, goes back and across to push to covers

37.2

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, lands on the middle stump line, turns slightly, defended down the track and Sagar Jogiyani says, "Bowled Ravindra Jadeja". Strange. Full name and all.

37.3

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, almost yorks himself as he stretches forward to flick and jabs it to the on side

37.4

RA Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, picks a single with a wristy waft past square leg

37.5

RA Jadeja to Rahane, no run, a tiny step forward to defend

37.6

RA Jadeja to Rahane, no run, moves forward to push a flighted delivery to covers

End of over 38 (1 run) Mumbai 98/1
AM Rahane    0* (4b)      RA Jadeja    12-0-30-0
W Jaffer    46* (112b 5x4)     

Rahul : "In response to Venkat, I was at that game as well. Sachin made 90 odd before getting out caught behind to Zaheer. I think half the crowd left after that!" Marina beach is close by as well.

38.1

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, gets well forward to defend to the off side.

38.2

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, lands outside leg stump, moves in to clip the pad and to the 'keeper

38.3

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, short in length, punched on the back foot to covers where Pujara makes a half-stop

38.4

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, overpitched outside off, driven to mid-off

38.5

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, slips down the leg side, fails to connect with the flick shot and the 'keeper collects.

38.6

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, pretty full on the middle stump line, whipped to mid-on.

That's luinch. Mumbai's session. They won the toss, lost a solitary wicket and move to lunch in a comfortable position.

End of over 39 (maiden) Mumbai 98/1
W Jaffer    46* (118b 5x4)      SP Jobanputra    9-6-11-0
AM Rahane    0* (4b)     

39.1

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, goes well back to defend to the off side

39.2

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, on the back foot and defended again

39.3

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, flighted outside off and Rahane drives hard but Pujara dives to his left at extra cover to make a fine stop

39.4

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, slower, outside off and pushed to the off side

39.5

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, on the middle and off line, driven to Pujara

39.6

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, tossed around the off stump, driven on the front foot to covers and no run

End of over 40 (maiden) Mumbai 98/1
AM Rahane    0* (10b)      RV Dhurv    7-2-18-1
W Jaffer    46* (119b 5x4)     

Aditya: "While talking about Tendulkar, Pujara, Jadeja and Zaheer, people have forgotten another player who will be the focus of attention of many eyes -- Rohit Sharma. I guess Rohit cannot get a better opportunity to make a statement to the selectors regarding his talent.'

40.1

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, short in length, angling away, mistimes a drive off the back foot.

40.2

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, fullish, on the middle stump line, flicks it along the ground to midwicket

40.3

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, lands on a length, curves in a touch, Jaffer is caught on the shuffle, pushes at it and gets an inside edge on to his pad

40.4

Jobanputra to Jaffer, 2 runs, shorter in length this time and that allows Jaffer to whip it from the off and middle line past square leg

40.5

Jobanputra to Jaffer, 1 run, clipped off the pads past square leg for a single

40.6

Jobanputra to Rahane, 1 run, turns a length delivery on middle to right of midwicket for a quick single.

End of over 41 (4 runs) Mumbai 102/1
AM Rahane    1* (11b)      SP Jobanputra    10-6-15-0
W Jaffer    49* (124b 5x4)     

41.1

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, leans forward to defend

Manmohan: "When was the last time Tendulkar played for Mumbai? The answer is the Ranji trophy final a couple of years back. He made a hundred and Mumbai went on to win the Ranji trophy. Hoping for the same this year!"

41.2

Dhurv to Rahane, no run

41.3

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, drives and the ball ricochets of the silly point and rolls towards the bowler

41.4

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, pushes to right of point, wants a single but Jaffer is not interested

41.5

Dhurv to Rahane, 1 run, flighted full, Rahane takes his left leg from the line and turns the ball to square leg

41.6

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, around the off stump line, pushed to covers

End of over 42 (1 run) Mumbai 103/1
W Jaffer    49* (125b 5x4)      RV Dhurv    8-2-19-1
AM Rahane    2* (16b)     

42.1

Jobanputra to Rahane, no run, lands on a length outside off stump and moves away, left alone

42.2

Jobanputra to Rahane, no run, around the off stump line, leans forward to defend.

42.3

Jobanputra to Rahane, no run, shoulders arms and the ball passes the stumps and then starts swinging and the keeper had to lunge to his left to collect. Posthumous swing.

42.4

Jobanputra to Rahane, no run, moves forward to ease the full delivery to covers

Vikas: "Aditya makes a valid point. Rohit Sharma, for all his talent, hasn't done enough domestic cricket to earn a test cap. His domestic record is quite modest compared to the likes of Badrinath, Rahane, Pujara and Abhinav Mukund."

42.5

Jobanputra to Rahane, 1 run, good straight drive but it hits the stumps at the other end and deflects past mid-on

42.6

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, driven to covers

TN are 135 for 0

End of over 43 (1 run) Mumbai 104/1
W Jaffer    49* (126b 5x4)      SP Jobanputra    11-6-16-0
AM Rahane    3* (21b)     

Sajin Varghese: "I believe Ravindra Jadeja is a strong contender for the spinner post in Test & ODI's especially in Test with his tremendous capabilities as an allrounder."

43.1

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

43.2

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, cuts but can't beat backward point

43.3

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, straighter on the off stump line, fuller in length and pushed to the off side

43.4

Dhurv to Rahane, 1 run, around the middle and leg, worked away for a single. Dhurv bowls from much closer to the stumps then R Jadeja whose last front foot stride takes him well away from the stumps.

43.5

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run

43.6

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, lands outside off stump and turns away and Jaffer reaches his fifty with a push through cover point

End of over 44 (2 runs) Mumbai 106/1
W Jaffer    50* (128b 5x4)      RV Dhurv    9-2-21-1
AM Rahane    4* (25b)     

44.1

Jobanputra to Jaffer, no run, full pitched on the middle stump, driven to mid-on

44.2

Jobanputra to Jaffer, 2 runs, slightly short in length and Jaffer rocks on the back foot to punch it through cover point.

44.3

Jobanputra to Jaffer, 3 runs, back of length delivery and Jaffer whips from off and middle to deep backward square leg

44.4

Jobanputra to Rahane, no run, pushes to covers, wants a single but Jaffer sends him back

44.5

Jobanputra to Rahane, no run, crouches in his stance ... pushed to covers

44.6

Jobanputra to Rahane, no run, full pitched, just short of a yorker, dug out to the off side

End of over 45 (5 runs) Mumbai 111/1
AM Rahane    4* (28b)      SP Jobanputra    12-6-21-0
W Jaffer    55* (131b 5x4)     

45.1

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, goes back to push a delivery on the off stump line to sweeper cover

45.2

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, flighted full on the middle and off line, eased back to the bowler

45.3

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, drifts across, lands on middle and leg, slight turn and Rahane goes back to defend

45.4

Dhurv to Rahane, 1 run, a touch short and cut to sweeper cover

45.5

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, steps down the track, the length is shortened and Jaffer defends

45.6

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, gets forward to flick to mid-on for a single

End of over 46 (3 runs) Mumbai 114/1
W Jaffer    57* (134b 5x4)      RV Dhurv    10-2-24-1
AM Rahane    5* (31b)     

46.1

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, on the middle stump line, shaping in and Jaffer, standing just outside his crease, flicks past square leg

46.2

BN Jadeja to Rahane, no run, shifts his line to outside-off and defended on the front foot

46.3

BN Jadeja to Rahane, 1 run, shortish and Rahane pulls it to deep square leg where Jolly is stationed

46.4

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, from round the stumps and well wide outside off, left alone

46.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, fuller but still wide enough for Jaffer to not play a shot

46.6

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, And again.

End of over 47 (2 runs) Mumbai 116/1
W Jaffer    58* (138b 5x4)      BN Jadeja    13-1-39-0
AM Rahane    6* (33b)     

47.1

Dhurv to Rahane, 2 runs, floated outside off and is driven to right of sweeper cover

47.2

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, short in length, Rahane goes back and across and cuts but edges it to ground and to slip

47.3

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, flighted on the middle and off, looks to defend, the ball bounds off the boot and bounces to silly point, who didn't react quickly enough. The keeper Sagar Jogiyani had and shouted in excitement

47.4

Dhurv to Rahane, no run

47.5

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, floated outside off, driven to mid-off

47.6

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, full but Rahane chooses to stay back and drives to left of cover where a diving stop is made

End of over 48 (2 runs) Mumbai 118/1
AM Rahane    8* (39b)      RV Dhurv    11-2-26-1
W Jaffer    58* (138b 5x4)     

48.1

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, full pitched outside off, Jaffer pings cover

48.2

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, Shout for caught behind dismissal, Umpire Saheba is unmoved. It straightened after landing on a length outside off and Jaffer had a poke. The keeper was convinced, the bowler went up after the keeper did and the umpire says its not out. The keeper is convinced that he had his man.

48.3

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, 2 byes, Perhaps, Sagar is ruing the earlier 'appeal' as he fails to collect this ball which to be fair to him dipped in front of him

48.4

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, no run, walks down the track to defend to covers

48.5

BN Jadeja to Jaffer, 1 run, overpitched outside off, square driven to backward point

48.6

BN Jadeja to Rahane, no run, full and wide outside off, goes for the drive, the bat handle rotates and the ball rolls back to the bowler

48.6

BN Jadeja to Rahane, no run, full and wide outside off, goes for the drive, the bat handle rotates and the ball rolls back to the bowler

48.6

BN Jadeja to Rahane, no run, full and wide outside off, goes for the drive, the bat handle rotates and the ball rolls back to the bowler

48.6

BN Jadeja to Rahane, no run, full and wide outside off, goes for the drive, the bat handle rotates and the ball rolls back to the bowler

End of over 49 (3 runs) Mumbai 121/1
AM Rahane    8* (40b)      BN Jadeja    14-1-40-0
W Jaffer    59* (143b 5x4)     

49.1

Dhurv to Jaffer, no run, flat delivery, Jaffer comes down the track and defends it away towards cover

49.2

Dhurv to Jaffer, 1 run, fuller length delivery and Jaffer drives it past the fielder at cover

49.3

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, close to the off stumps and coming in with the angle, Rahane pushes forward and defends it down

49.4

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, defended off the back-foot

49.5

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, presents the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

49.6

Dhurv to Rahane, no run, width offered outside the off stump and Rahane drives hard but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

End of over 50 (1 run) Mumbai 122/1
AM Rahane    8* (44b)      RV Dhurv    12-2-27-1
W Jaffer    60* (145b 5x4)     
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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Mumbai won by 243 runs
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Match drawn
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Match drawn
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Mumbai won by 9 wickets
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Jan 7, 2009

Ramesh Powar took 4 for 108 to seal a spot in the final for Mumbai, Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji Super League semi-final, 4th day, Chennai, January 7, 2009

Ramesh Powar took 4 for 108 to seal a spot in the final for Mumbai

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Jan 7, 2009

Rakesh Dhurv and Kamlesh Makvana added 103 for the eighth wicket, Mumbai v Saurashtra, Ranji Super League semi-final, 4th day, Chennai, January 7, 2009

Rakesh Dhurv and Kamlesh Makvana added 103 for the eighth wicket

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