Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    26.2 Kotak plays an uncharacteristically loose shot. And this is a big wicket. Short of a length, outside off, goes with the arm, Kotak pushes at it, playing for the turn, and edges it to slip 36/3
    1.3 this was a-comin'. Jogiyani has hardly looked at ease. Stuck in the crease, he has been feeling for balls. Stays back, no foot movement, pushes at one short-of-a-length ball outside off. The feet are stuck in front of leg, and all he manages is a healthy edge to second slip. The ball did nothing 2/1
    9.3 bouncer. Given. Dave is slow to react. Watching replays, he has been extremely slow. Stunned by the bouncer, at his head, he just brings up the bat up almost in slow motion, and edges a lob to gully where Ankeet Chavan nearly makes a meal of it, but catches it at the second grab 12/2
    55.4 that man Nayar again. Produces the breakthrough out of nowhere. He has this habit of producing something special when Mumbai are looking for it. Short of a length, middle and leg, kicks away from there, takes the shoulder of the bat, and the slips have been on the ball today. Nonetheless, a good hand from Vasavada 114/6
    29.2 and Kulkarni gets the wicket. The big one of Jackson's. Not great technique this outside Rajkot. No foot movement, and he pushes at a short-of-a-length ball outside off. Kulkarni gets it to hold its line, and takes the edge through 45/4
    30.5 Shah doesn't survive too long. Playing outside Rajkot after a while, Saurashtra are collapsing here. Full, middle and leg, chipped away to short midwicket. It's the pressure of the seam bowling from the other end 50/5
    58 Nayar has another. This man's dream Ranji season continues. Both set batsmen gone now. This is slightly soft, though. Short of a length, iwde, and he has cut it straight down gully's throat where Kaustubh Pawar takes a sharp catch. Mumbai have been poor at catching all season, but what a time to finally turn it on 115/7
    71 superb delivery. Too good for a tailender. Sanandiya has been teasing them missing balls outside off, but Agarkar takes the edge out of the equation now. Goes wide of the crease, lands it on middle and off, swings it past the outside edge, and hits the off stump 141/8
    72.4 another display of poor running from Unadkat. He has a bat in hand, but he doesn't want to use it to slide into the crease. First of all he is jogging for the single to point, and then he holds the bat high in the air as if it is a trophy to be shown off. He would have easily beaten Dabholkar's throw had he slid the bat in. What's worse? He made a similar mistake earlier, but hasn't learned 142/9
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    75.3 finally he gets the edge. And that with a straight ball. It's good idea if you are beating them consistently with outswingers. This one goes with the angle, Trivedi is backing away, and gets the outside edge. Kulkarni ends up with four wickets. Mumbai already have one hand on the Ranji Trophy 148/10
    Extras
    12 (b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    148 all out (75.3 Overs, RR: 1.96, 344 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (SD Jogiyani, 1.3 ov), 2-12 (RR Dave, 9.3 ov), 3-36 (SH Kotak, 26.2 ov), 4-45 (SP Jackson, 29.2 ov), 5-50 (JN Shah, 30.5 ov), 6-114 (AV Vasavada, 55.4 ov), 7-115 (KR Makvana, 57.6 ov), 8-141 (SM Sanandia, 70.6 ov), 9-142 (JD Unadkat, 72.4 ov), 10-148 (SK Trivedi, 75.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    AB Agarkar1663312.0600
    DS Kulkarni21.3132441.1100
    SN Thakur1223102.5832
    AM Nayar1033023.0010
    VV Dabholkar1131421.2700
    AA Chavan521002.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    74 oh he is being sawn off now. The umpiring has been poor this game. Just when Jaffer - who has had his luck with umpires earlier in the innings - was putting on a show he has been given lbw by Hariharan to ball that would have missed two other stumps. Flat ball, doesn't turn, goes with the angle, misses the inside edge, hits him in front of leg, and has some way to go. Out yes, but if we had another set of stumps 233/5
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    33.3 caught and bowled. This is not the first leading edge Pawar has got. Looks to work this length ball to leg, too early to close the face, the ball lobs back to Trivedi off the leading edge 75/1
    40.1 edged and taken, and the crowd cheers because Tendulkar is slated to come in next. Tare has hardly looked comfortable in the middle. Short of a length, outside off, holds its line, Tare goes hard at it, edges it, and Vasavada at second slip takes this in front of first 89/2
    55 Jaffer has sent Tendulkar back, and he is gone. Tendulkar pushes this to the right of point, Tendulkar wants the one, Jaffer doesn't, and Tendulkar has no chance of getting back as Makvana throws to the right end. Had he dived he might have made it perhaps, but he had gone too far down. Before leaving he has a word with Jaffer, possibly telling him to forget about this and carry on batting as he has been. The crowd gives him a standing ovation as he walks off 157/2
    66.4 Nayar's intent has got him. He dances down the wicket, not quite close to the pitch of the ball, and ends up dragging this straight down short midwicket's lap. He will need a second innings if he is to end as the highest run-getter this season 209/4
    111.4 finally a breakthrough for Saurashtra, and it's the specialist batsman gone. Good delivery, holds its line against the angle, just outside off, Shah plays for the angle, gets an outside edge, and Jogiyani makes no mistake 329/8
    76 another wicket for Jadeja. Can't be extremely sure about this one either. Again this one doesn't turn at all, pitches middle, and hits Agarkar in front of middle and leg. There is a woody sound too, but that comes from the bat hitting the pad, but you can't be sure this was going to hit leg, because the ball has not straightened at all. A little harsh on Agarkar 237/6
    97.5 edged and taken, but we need to confirm if the catch is clean because Kulkarni is not going anywhere. Pushes at a length ball outside off, gets a regulation edge, the ball is dying on first slip, but Kotak does well to stay low and get his fingers under the ball. Kulkarni will have to go 288/7
    119 lovely catch by Makvana, using every inch of his tall frame to take the return catch. Chavan is down the wicket, looks to work to leg, gets a leading edge, and Makvana runs a couple of steps and then dives full length to take it 355/10
    117 return catch for Makvana. Driven back at him, but not quite to the pitch of the ball and fails to keep it down. Makvana accepts it gleefully 344/9
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    Extras
    25 (lb 10, nb 13, w 2)
    TOTAL
    355 all out (119 Overs, RR: 2.98, 558 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-75 (KR Pawar, 33.3 ov), 2-89 (AP Tare, 40.1 ov), 3-157 (SR Tendulkar, 54.6 ov), 4-209 (AM Nayar, 66.4 ov), 5-233 (W Jaffer, 73.6 ov), 6-237 (AB Agarkar, 75.6 ov), 7-288 (DS Kulkarni, 97.5 ov), 8-329 (HN Shah, 111.4 ov), 9-344 (SN Thakur, 116.6 ov), 10-355 (AA Chavan, 118.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JD Unadkat3237302.2802
    SK Trivedi2575422.1618
    SM Sanandia2797322.7013
    DA Jadeja1909625.0500
    KR Makvana1624933.0600
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 what an end for Kotak in what could be his last match. This could well have been a leg-side wide had Kotak not followed it and edged it through to a diving Tare 0/1
    4.5 Agarkar has two. It is clear Jogiyani can do the job of being a makeshift opener in Rajkot, but not outside. He backs away from the line of the ball and pushes at it too often to be an opener. Does the same to this, and edges through to the keeper. A repeat of first-innings dismissal 5/2
    5.5 Saurashtra are falling apart here. Mumbai bossing them as they are used to. Short of a length, at the stumps, he has to play at it, and then he gets extra bounce and away movement, takes the shoulder of the bat and through to gully 5/3
    9 another wicket for Agarkar. Vasavada can consider himself unlucky. Hariharan has had a shocker of a final, and it continues. Length ball, outside off, Vasavada doesn't offer a shot, but the ball has only held its line, and is a long way from hitting the stumps. Vasavada penalised here for padding up, but that ball was never going to hit the stumps 11/4
    9.1 Saurashtra are in tatters. Hyderabad's record for the lowest team total is in danger. Beaten by the pace here. Straight delivery, pitches off, holds its line, and the bat is late to come down. Bowled 11/5
    13.3 another one bites the dust. Superb delivery. Got Saurashtra's best batsman out. Length ball, on middle and off, holds its line, goes past the outside edge, and into the stumps. Jackson could have played forward and countered that movement, but that's not the kind of day Saurashtra are having. And he is gone on 9, so yet to see someone get into double figures 20/6
    20 you can't keep Nayar out of the action. Mumbai three wickets from No. 40. Full outswinger, finally gets the edge from Makvana, and Hiken Shah takes a sharp low catch at first slip. Still nobody in double figures 34/7
    25.4 caught at gully. Mumbai need two more. No. 4 for Kulkarni. Full and wide, Sanandiya pushes at it away from the body, gets a thick edge, and Dabholkar takes a sharp catch at gully 53/8
    35.3 Agarkar gets four. Dismissal No. 40 this season for Tare. Mumbai one wicket short of title No. 40. Outswinger from wide of the crease, lands in front of off, shapes away enough to take the edge. Gleefully accepted by Tare 82/9
    36.3 All over. Kulkarni completes a five-for to win their 40th title. Wide delivery, he follows it, edges it to Tare, who equals the record for most dismissals for a wicketkeeper in a season, 41. Both have come this season. Kaul and him 82/10
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    Extras
    8 (b 1, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    82 all out (36.3 Overs, RR: 2.24, 174 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (SH Kotak, 0.3 ov), 2-5 (SD Jogiyani, 4.5 ov), 3-5 (RR Dave, 5.5 ov), 4-11 (AV Vasavada, 8.6 ov), 5-11 (JN Shah, 9.1 ov), 6-20 (SP Jackson, 13.3 ov), 7-34 (KR Makvana, 19.6 ov), 8-53 (SM Sanandia, 25.4 ov), 9-82 (JD Unadkat, 35.3 ov), 10-82 (DA Jadeja, 36.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    AB Agarkar951541.6600
    DS Kulkarni14.373252.2000
    SN Thakur822903.6206
    AM Nayar30311.0010
    AA Chavan21201.0000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 26 Jan - day 1 - Mumbai 1st innings 19/0 (W Jaffer 11*, KR Pawar 4*, 8 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Jan - day 2 - Mumbai 1st innings 287/6 (HN Shah 41*, DS Kulkarni 18*, 94 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Jan - day 3 - Saurashtra 2nd innings 82 (36.3 ov) - end of match

Ranji Trophy

Group A
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA6402320.479
DELHI6303270.333
MAHA6221160.084
HYDBD621116-0.156
RLYS623114-0.312
UP603250.508
ASSAM60422-0.977
Group B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
GUJ6501340.097
KER6510310.636
SAU6312260.245
J + K61419-0.077
HRYNA61419-0.506
JHARK61418-0.049
RAJ60246-0.294
Group C
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MP631221-0.116
MUM6204210.228
AP6105190.326
BRODA6114160.508
TN601511-0.112
ODSH60246-0.648
TRPRA60244-0.426
Group D
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR6402310.358
BENG6213230.367
PNJB6222180.609
HP6114140.300
CGARH613213-0.514
SVCS612310-0.273
GOA60246-0.700