Mumbai Ranji team wins over Gujarat; enter quarter finals
Mumbai won by 27 runs against Gujarat the essential match to sustain in tournament
Ahmedabad: Mumbai won by 27 runs against Gujarat the essential match to sustain in tournament. Gujarat lost the game on 147 runs while chasing the target of 175 runs set by Mumbai team.
AR Patel (65) and BH Meray (36) were the only shining stars of Gujarat team. Gujarat batsmen surrendered to the spin of Ikbal Abdullah and Vishal Dabholkar. Abdullah took 6 wickets in the first inning and 5 in second sending almost half Gujarat team back to the pavilion. Dabholkar supported him with four wickets.
Gujarat team was 67/3 by the end of 3rd day and needed 108 runs to win. But Abdullah and Dabholkar did not let them reach the target.
Gujarat was leading over Mumbai by 91 in the first inning but the timely great performance by Mumbai players drove the team towards victory. Mumbai has now confirmed their position in quarter finals.
First inning 154 runs
Second inning 273 runs
First inning 253 runs
Second inning 147 runs
Mumbai won by 27 runs