New Delhi. In front of the disciplined performance of the Madhya Pradesh bowlers, Mumbai’s team, adorned with stars, could only manage 248 for five in the first innings on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final here on Wednesday. Captain Prithvi Shaw (47 off 79 balls) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (78 runs in 163 balls) put on 87 runs for the first wicket but Mumbai’s team failed to capitalize on a good start on a pitch where shots are not easy to play.
Mumbai’s hopes of scoring 400-plus in the first innings now rest on the most successful batsman of the season, Sarfaraz Khan, who was playing 40 off 125 balls at the end of the day’s play. At the other end, Shams Mulani is supporting him by scoring 12 runs in 43 balls. Left-arm spinner Kumar Karthikeya bowled 31 overs and took one wicket for 91 runs. Fast bowler Gaurav Yadav (68 runs without a wicket in 25 overs) put constant pressure on the Mumbai batsmen but the wicket did not go in their account. Fast bowler Anubhav Agarwal took two for 56 while off-spinner Sarshan Jain took two wickets for 31 runs.
Prithvi Shaw was harassed by Madhya Pradesh bowlers
Prithvi won the toss and decided to bat first and then along with Jaiswal got the team off to a good start. Madhya Pradesh opened the bowling with Karthikeya but both Jaiswal and Prithvi hit sixes on the left-arm spinner. Both the fast bowlers Anubhav and Gaurav got movement in the air amidst the clouds in the sky. Both also made the ball swing from the pitch on both sides. The best over of the day was the 12th over of Mumbai’s innings in which Gaurav troubled Prithvi five times in six balls. He put the Mumbai captain in trouble with the ball coming in first and then out swing. On the other hand, Jaiswal first scored 30 runs in 52 balls and then, sensing the pitch, batted more cautiously. He scored the next 48 runs in 111 balls.
Yashasvi Jaiswal misses out on fourth consecutive century
Madhya Pradesh got its first breakthrough a few minutes before lunch when Anubhav’s ball was played on the wickets of Prithvi. Armaan Jaffer looked in good rhythm during the innings of 26 runs in 56 balls but was caught by Yash Dubey at short midwicket off Karthikeya’s bouncy ball. In the second session the pitch became very slow. Suved Parkar (18) caught the opposition captain Aditya Srivastava on the ball of the summary. Jaiswal was on his way towards his fourth century of the season but trying to play a square cut off Anubhav’s ball, he caught Dubey in the street.
Mumbai’s Playing 11: Prithvi Shaw (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Armaan Jaffer, Suved Parker, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardik Tamore (wk), Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande and Mohit Awasthi.
Madhya Pradesh Playing 11: Yash Dubey, Himanshu Mantri (wk), Shubham Sharma, Rajat Patidar, Aditya Srivastava (captain), Akshat Raghuvanshi, Sarshan Jain, Kumar Karthikeya, Anubhav Agarwal, Gaurav Yadav and Parth Sahni.
Between which teams the final match of Ranji Trophy is being played?
The final of Ranji Trophy is being played between Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh.
When is the final match of Ranji Trophy being played?
The final match of Ranji Trophy is being held from 22-26 June.
Where is the Ranji Trophy final match being played?
The final match of the Ranji Trophy is being played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
When will the Ranji Trophy final match start?
The final match of Ranji Trophy will be played from 9.30 am.
Where can I watch the live telecast of Ranji Trophy final?
You can watch the live telecast of Ranji Trophy final match on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD channels.
Where to watch live streaming of Ranji Trophy final match?
You can watch the live streaming of Ranji Trophy final match on Disney+Hotstar app.