• BATSMEN
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    35 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. 91/1
    301
    459
    635
    27
    0
    65.57
    158 Jaffer falls on the last ball before tea. He tried to work a flighted delivery through the on side but got a leading edge and simple dolly back to the bowler. 580/4
    103.2 And he is gone now. He charged down the track and drives straight to Kotak at covers 332/2
    retired hurt
    122
    160
    178
    9
    5
    76.25
    154.3 And Amol won't get the highest runs in Ranji record today. He fished outside off, trying to guide to third man but could only nick it behind. 564/3
    173.4 straightens after pitching on the off and middle. Sharma is playing for the turn and is foxed. What seals the deal is that he was playing with his pad and back he has to go. Another unfulfilled promise by Rohit Sharma 615/5
    not out
    29
    77
    98
    3
    0
    37.66
    177.1 there is another wicket! Hazare is spot on with his decision as Agarkar pads a delivery pitching on the middle and leg and going on it's way to the stumps. A dejected Agarkar has to make the long walk back 619/6
    not out
    8
    8
    11
    0
    1
    100.00
    Extras
    11 (b 6, lb 2, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    637/6d (180 Overs, RR: 3.53, 733 minutes)
    Did not bat: Z Khan, DS Kulkarni
    Fall of wickets: 1-91 (VR Samant, 34.6 ov), 2-332 (AM Rahane, 103.2 ov), 2-558 (SR Tendulkar, ), 3-564 (AA Muzumdar, 154.3 ov), 4-580 (W Jaffer, 157.6 ov), 5-615 (RG Sharma, 173.4 ov), 6-619 (AB Agarkar, 177.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SP Jobanputra3469902.9100
    BN Jadeja43215013.4811
    RA Jadeja39410022.5600
    RV Dhurv42216123.8300
    KR Makvana1218617.1600
    SH Kotak611202.0000
    JN Shah301404.6600
    CA Pujara10707.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    6.3 And the fun is over. Death by aggression. Another bouncer, another pull but this time it looped in the air and landed safely in the hands of deep square leg fielder. 41/1
    11.3 Agarkar lets out a war cry after knocking out the middle stump. It was full, it shaped in and Chauhan went for the straight drive but pushed outside the line as the ball curved in to clean him up 52/2
    86.1 Kotak is gone. soft dismissal. It was a short-of-length delivery on the hips and Kotak shuffled across and clipped it straight to Rohit at leg gully. He can't believe what he has done much like Pujara. And a very fine innings under pressure comes to an end. Well played Kotak. He played Powar really well, tackled the reverse swing of Zaheer khan and Agarkar superbly but he is gone now 245/5
    29.5 And Pujara has gone just before lunch. It turned in from outside off stump, from a length and bounced a bit., Pujara tried to be cheeky, went for the late cut but was cramped and guided the ball straight to slip. He can't believe what he has done. He looks to the skies before walking back distraught. Pity. He looked pretty solid out there. 123/3
    38 the in -out reverse swinging workout from Zaheer works. Kotak was good to survive, not Jadeja. He goes for the big drive, well away from the body but this one curves away to take the edge. The shiny side was outside and ball moved away. 151/4
    90.2 And he is caught at backward point. He chased a delivery outside off stump and sliced it to backward point. A scratchy innings comes to an end. 255/6
    not out
    56
    138
    192
    6
    0
    40.57
    90.5 Another wicket down. The end is nigh. Jogiyani flashed at a length delivery that straightened outside off, only to edge it straight to Rohit at third slip. 256/7
    44
    91
    140
    9
    0
    48.35
    123.2 And again. Powar is bowling from over the stumps. 359/8
    127.5 He went for the sweep shot, missed and the ball went through slowly to catch the back of the bat as it completed the arc and popped to Jaffer at first slip! What a way to go. 377/9
    130 And finally,Samant takes one. 50-50 decision The bat hit the ground, not sure whether it kissed the outer edge. Anyway that's that. Saurashtra have been bowled out for 379 379/10
    Extras
    30 (b 5, lb 5, nb 17, w 3)
    TOTAL
    379 all out (130 Overs, RR: 2.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (CR Pathak, 6.3 ov), 2-52 (BM Chauhan, 11.3 ov), 3-123 (CA Pujara, 29.5 ov), 4-151 (RA Jadeja, 37.6 ov), 5-245 (SH Kotak, 86.1 ov), 6-255 (JN Shah, 90.2 ov), 7-256 (SD Jogiyani, 90.5 ov), 8-359 (RV Dhurv, 123.2 ov), 9-377 (SP Jobanputra, 127.5 ov), 10-379 (BN Jadeja, 129.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan31107222.3211
    AB Agarkar2396212.6901
    DS Kulkarni2568233.28110
    RR Powar35510843.0804
    AM Nayar1414102.9211
    RG Sharma10202.0000
    AA Muzumdar10202.0000

Match Notes

  • Mumbai march into Ranji finals

    Ramesh Powar and Dhawal Kulkarni shared the five remaining Saurashtra wickets to clinch Mumbai's place in the final of the Ranji Trophy on the basis of a first-innings lead

  • Kotak's fall dents Saurashtra's hopes

    Saurashtra's third attempt at making it to the Ranji final is likely to end in disappointment despite a valiant effort from Shitanshu Kotak, who fell in the penultimate over of the day to hand Mumbai control of the game

  • Tendulkar not in favour of neutral venues

    Sachin Tendulkar, who scored a century in his first outing for Mumbai in nearly two years, has said he does not favour neutral venues because of the lack of partisan crowds

  • Tendulkar and Jaffer ensure Mumbai dominate

    Wasim Jaffer's second career triple-hundred and his 227-run stand with Sachin Tendulkar all but ensured Mumbai's place in the Ranji Trophy final by virtue of a first-innings lead

  • Jaffer's unbeaten century puts Mumbai on top

    On a batting paradise, Wasim Jaffer hit his fourth ton of the season to charge Mumbai to a healthy position by the end of the opening day in Chennai