Mumbai 411 (Tare 83, Suryakumar 73, Nayar 58, Thakur 52, Shankar 4-59) & 251 for 4 (Shaw 120) beat Tamil Nadu 305 (Indrajith 64, Nayar 4-66, Thakur 4-75) & 356 for 6 dec (Indrajith 138, Abhinav 122) by six wickets
That Mumbai did not so much storm as saunter into their second successive Ranji Trophy final and their 46th in all - a six-wicket win over Tamil Nadu in two sessions will qualify as nothing less - will gladden them for more than one reason. Firstly, it was a strong opening partnership, an elusive ingredient all season, that set up the chase of 251 on the final day.
Secondly, and more importantly, it was Prithvi Shaw, a 17-year-old debutant, that was in the vanguard with a fearless hundred. During the course of his 175-ball 120, Shaw also became the first Mumbai batsman to score a hundred on Ranji Trophy debut in more than two decades, after Amol Muzumdar last achieved the feat in 1993-94.
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