Mumbai v Baroda - Ranji Trophy - 3rd Quarter-final – Day 4 – Live Score and Update
Mumbai 645/9d & 171/1 (51.0 ov) v Baroda 271 - Mumbai lead by 545 runs with 9 wickets remaining
Mumbai are on the verge of securing an emphatic victory in the third quarter-final of this season’s Ranji Trophy against Baroda, as they have gained a lead of 545 runs with a day still left in the five-day match being played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Having already smacked an enormous score of 645 runs in their first innings, Mumbai had gained an upper hand against their rivals right from the start.
Baroda ended the third day of play under tremendous pressure after having lost five wickets with only 167 runs on the board, making it imperative for them to launch an early onslaught on Wednesday to subdue their opponents.
However, the overnight partnership between PR Shah and AT Rayudu took the score to 188 before the demise of Shah, who was dismissed by Dabholkar for 11.
Gagandeep Singh struggled, as it took him eight deliveries to lose his wicket with only a run to his name. By this time, Baroda had amassed 197 runs on the board.
The partnership between Rayudu and KP Patel was productive as with the former hammering away the bowlers, the duo took the score to 227, before Baroda suffered the loss of their eighth wicket of the innings on the departure of KP Patel, who crumbled after
scoring eight runs.
MY Vahora then stayed on the wicket for 12 deliveries only to walk back to the pavilion after scoring a run.
BA Bhatt (8) was then the last wicket to fall as Baroda perished after posting 271 with Rayudu unbeaten on an impressive 89.
From Mumbai, VV Dabholkar led the bowling onslaught with three wickets while JJ Khan, DS Kulkarni and AA Chavan all shared two wickets each.
Mumbai then had a 48-run opening stand with W Jaffer and KR Pawar hammering away the bowlers without remorse. Finally, Jaffer was dismissed by Rayudu after scoring 33.
Mumbai ended the day by piling 171 runs in their second innings with Pawar on 70 and HN Shah on 65. It is quite clear that Mumbai would be aiming to score another hundred runs before trying to bowl-out their opponents.