The Hindu (Mumbai)

Shardul’s 10-for headlines Mumbai’s innings victory

Assam implodes for the second time in a row as the paceman finishes with four scalps in the second innings, Dube’s unbeaten 121 sets up the huge win

- Shayan Acharya

Shardul Thakur claimed a fourfor (four for 31) in the second innings to finish with a match haul of 10 wickets as Mumbai thumped Assam by an innings and 80 runs in its last group league fixture of the Ranji Trophy.

At the Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy ground on Saturday, Mumbai rode on Shivam Dube’s unbeaten 121 (140b, 11x4, 5x6) to put up 272 in the first innings adding 55 runs to its overnight tally and earn a 188run lead.

The surface was slow but had no demons. However, not learning from its mistakes in the first innings, an inexperien­ced Assam batting lineup collapsed like a pack of cards once again.

With two days remaining, it was important for Assam to forge a big partnershi­p and counteratt­ack but with Mohit Avasthi and Tushar Deshpande joining forces with Shardul, claiming two wickets apiece, the visiting team was never in the game and eventually

victory.

folded up for 108, shortly before tea.

Earlier, resuming the day at 217 for six, Mumbai had the opportunit­y to extend its lead, but debutant fast bowler Dibakar Johori (five for 74) ripped apart the lower middleorde­r to register his maiden fivefor. With Dube not attempting big hits, the onus was on Shardul and Tanush Kotian to pace up the Mumbai innings.

The scores: Assam— 1st innings:

Mumbai —1st innings: Prithvi

Shaw lbw b Johori 30, Bhupen Lalwani c Ghadigaonk­ar b Lachit 0, Hardik Tamore b Rahul 22, Ajinkya Rahane b Johori 22, Suryansh Shedge lbw b Rahul 0, Shivam Dube (not out) 121,Shams Mulani c Lachit b Sarma 31, Shardul Thakur c Ghadigaonk­ar b Johori 2, Tanush Kotian c Ghadigaonk­ar b Johori 8, Mohit Avasthi c Ghadigaonk­ar b Kuraishi 0, Tushar Deshpande c (Sub) Roy b Johori 18; Extras (b- 12, lb-2, wd-4) 18; Total: (in 64.4 overs): 272.

Fall of wickets:

Assam bowling: Lachit

14-3-46-1, Johori 18.4-2-74-5, Rahul 9-1-42-2, Kuraishi 12-3-43-1,

Sarma 10-0-53-1, Musaraf 1-1-0-0.

Assam— 2nd innings: Parvej Musaraf lbw b Avasthi 5, Rahul Hazarika c Shaw b Avasthi 9, Abhishek Thakuri lbw b Kotian 16, Denish Das b Deshpande 18, Sumit Ghadigaonk­ar (not out) 30, Saahil Jain lbw b Deshpande 0, Abdul Ajij Kuraishi lbw b Shardul 22, Kunal Sarma b Shardul 1, Dibakar Johori b Shardul 1, Sunil Lachit lbw b Shardul 0, Rahul Singh (absent hurt) 0; Extras: (b-4, wd-2) 6; Total (in 33 overs): 108.

Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-20, 3-45, 4-55, 5-59, 6-86, 7-94, 8-108,

9-108.

Mumbai bowling: Avasthi 5-2-10-2, Shardul 8-1-31-4, Deshpande 8-1-37-2, Mulani 9-3-21-0, Kotian 3-0-5-1.

RANJI SCORES, ROUND 7, DAY 2

DElite: Group A: At

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand 188 & 171/5 in 37 overs vs Rajasthan

210 in 71.5 overs (Sumit Godara 44, S.F. Khan 52, Varun Aaron 4/65).

At Rajkot: Manipur 142 & 55/3 in 28 overs vs Saurashtra 529/6 in 104.1 overs (Harvik Desai 48, Arpit Vasavada 148, Prerak Mankad 173, Cheteswar Pujara 108).

At Delhi: Maharashtr­a 225 vs Services 217/4 in 99 overs (Shubham Rohilla 72, Vineet Dhankhar 43).

At Nagpur: Vidarbha 423 in 120.3 overs (Dhruv Shorey 78, Akshay Wadkar 62, Yash Rathod 71, Aditya Sarwate 99) vs Haryana 198/4 in 52 overs (Yuvraj Singh

48, Nishant Sindhu 115).

Group B: At Mumbai: Assam 84 & 108 in 33 overs (Shardul Thakur 4/31) lost to Mumbai 272 in 64.4 overs (Shivam Dube 121 n.o., Dibakar Johri 5/74).

At Lucknow: Chhattisga­rh 414 in 145.5 overs (Sanjeet Desai 202, Amandeep Khare 114) vs UP 110/3 in 27 overs (Saurabh

Kumar 55 batting).

At Kolkata: Bihar 95 & 32/1 in 14 overs vs Bengal 411/5 decl. in 104.1 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 200 n.o., Abishek Porel 56).

At Vizianagar­am: Andhra 272 in 96.4 overs (Maheep Kumar 81, Ricky Bhui 87 n.o., Karan Shinde 43) vs Kerala 258/3 in 81 overs (Rohan Kunnummal 61, Krishna Prasad 43, Sachin Baby 87, Akshay Chandran 57).

Group C: At Salem: Tamil Nadu 435 in 131.4 overs (B. Indrajith 187, Vijay Shankar 130, Sukhwinder Singh 4/99) vs

Punjab 141/4 in 46 overs (Anmolpreet Singh 41, Nehal Wadhera 43).

At Porvorim: Goa 317 in 84.2 overs (Darshan Misal 89, Mohit Redkar 80, Arjun Tendulkar 45) vs Gujarat 281/5 in 79 overs (Priyank Panchal 150).

At Agartala: Tripura 149 & 286/9 in 70 overs (Sudip Chatterjee 95,

Ganesh Satish 62, Yuvraj Singh 4/84) vs Railways 105 in 37.3 overs (Arindam Gosh 62 n.o., M. Murasingh 5/28).

At Hubbali: Chandigarh 267 in 106.4 overs (Karan Kaila 79, Vijaykumar Vyshak 4/77, Hardik Raj 4/56) vs Karnataka 268/3 in 63 overs (Mayank Agarwal 57,

Hardik Raj 49 batting, Manish Pandey 102 batting).

Group D: At Delhi: Odisha 440 in 129.2 overs (Shantanu Mishra 76, S. Senapati 111, Biplab Samantray 110, Aasirwad Swain 46, Sumit Mathur 4/97) vs Delhi 187/2 in 46 overs (Anuj Rawat 40, Gagan Vats 66, Yash Dhull 57 batting).

At Indore: Madhya Pradesh 200 & 92/1 in 39 overs (Yash Dubey 57 batting) vs J&K 242 in 60.4 overs (Abdul Samad 103).

At Dehradun: Uttarakhan­d 382 in 111.4 overs (Jiwanjot Singh 139, Deepesh Nailwal 47, Aditya Tare 81, Mayank Mishra 49) vs Baroda 125/6 in 34 overs (Sashwat Rawat 82 batting).

At Puducherry: Himachal 463 in 126.2 overs (Prashant Chopra 61, Nikhil Gangta 108, Rishi Dhawan 54, Mukul Negi 55, Mayank Dagar 52, Sidak Singh 4/155) vs Pondicherr­y 170/7 in 51 overs (Akash Kargave 98).

Plate final: At Hyderabad: Meghalaya 304 in 83 overs (Raj Biswa 64, Jaskirat Singh 46,

Dippu Sangma 42, Akash Choudhary 50, Tanay Thyagaraja­n 5/103) vs Hyderabad 25/2 in 5 overs

 ?? EMMANUAL YOGINI ?? Shardul’s relentless pressure kept the batters under a leash, culminatin­g in a huge
EMMANUAL YOGINI Shardul’s relentless pressure kept the batters under a leash, culminatin­g in a huge
 ?? LAKSHMI NARAYANAN E. ?? Vijay Shankar (TN, 130).
LAKSHMI NARAYANAN E. Vijay Shankar (TN, 130).

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