Ranji Trophy: Musheer Khan Leads Mumbais Recovery With Unbeaten Hundred


India Under-19 World Cup star Musheer Khan came to Mumbai's rescue with his maiden first-class century as the hosts recovered from a delicate situation at 248 for five on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Baroda in Mumbai on Friday. . The 18-year-old Musheer, who was among the leading run-scorers in the recently concluded Under-19 World Cup in South Africa, was at the forefront of Mumbai's comeback, having suffered several setbacks after batting in the BKC here. Field.

Musheer scored an unbeaten 128 off 216 balls with 10 fours, along with making two important partnerships to help Mumbai recover from 99 for four at one stage.

Musheer, younger brother of Indian batsman Sarfaraz Khan, was included in the playing eleven in place of injured all-rounder Shivam Dubey.

Baroda's experienced Bhargav Bhatt (4/82) gave three blows to Mumbai in the beginning of the match, which included Prithvi Shaw (33), Bhupen Lalwani (19) and Ajinkya Rahane, who maintained his usual form with the bat.

The flamboyant Shaw looked in his usual style and scored 33 runs in just 46 balls with six fours, but in the 14th over he was stumped by Baroda wicketkeeper Mitesh Patel off the bowling of Bhatt.

Shaw looked to have done his job, adding 57 runs for the first wicket with Bhupen Lalwani to give Mumbai a confident start, but once they parted ways, the home team, playing in favorable conditions, was in trouble. Everything went wrong.

Baroda did not have to wait long for the lead as Mumbai's in-form opener Lalwani was caught by Shivalik Sharma off Bhatt's bowling after scoring just 19 runs in 41 balls with the help of three fours.

Rahane's usual performance with the bat continued when the Mumbai captain was dismissed by Bhatt for just 3 runs, while Ninad Rathwa put further pressure on the 41-time champions by dismissing all-rounder Shams Mulani (6) cheaply.

Coming in to bat at No. 3, Musheer did well to stem the flow of wickets for Mumbai by making a 43-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Suryansh Shedge (20), followed by a brilliant unbeaten 106-run partnership for the sixth wicket. of. With hearty love.

Mumbai wicketkeeper-batsman Tamore dropped anchor to play an excellent second act to Musheer, scoring only 30 runs off 163 balls in his unbeaten century.

Earlier in the day, players observed two minutes of silence on the demise of former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Manohar Joshi.

Mumbai players also came to the field wearing black bands in his memory.

Thanks to Sai Kishore's five wickets, Tamil Nadu bowled out Saurashtra for 183 runs.

Tamil Nadu captain R Sai Kishore continued his stellar form in the Ranji Trophy, taking five wickets to help his team bowl out defending champions Saurashtra for 183 runs on the first day of the quarter-final match in Coimbatore on Friday.

With 43 wickets, the 27-year-old spinner has become the highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far this season.

In reply, Tamil Nadu's score was 23 for 1, while Saurashtra were ahead by 160 runs.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first and were dealt an almost immediate blow as Kevin Jeevrajani (0) fell to Sandeep Warrier.

Openers Harvik Desai (83) and Sheldon Jackson (22) added 47 runs to the total score, but were later clean bowled by Sai Kishore.

Cheteshwar Pujara (2), Saurashtra's highest run-scorer this season, was sent back by Ajit Ram, leaving the score at 61 for three.

After this, Desai and Arpit Vasavada (25) made a partnership of 44 runs for the fourth wicket. However, the hosts ensured the partnership lasted too long for comfort, with Ajit Ram LBW the latter.

After this, Saurashtra failed to put together any proper partnership, barely scoring more than 30 runs.

Sai Kishore dismissed Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (0), Chirag Jani (0), captain Jaydev Unadkat (1) and Yuvraj Singh Dodiya (0) and reduced the visiting team to 183 runs. Prerak Mankad remained unbeaten after scoring 35 runs.

Apart from Sai Kishore, Ajit Ram and Sandeep Warrier also played their part in the bowling, taking three and two wickets respectively.

Tamil Nadu also had a poor start and lost Vimal Khumar (5) to Chirag Jani with just nine runs on the board.

Sai Kishore came forward as the night-watchman and managed to bat the remaining six overs of the day as the hosts were 23 for one and fell behind by 160 runs.

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