Cheteshwar Pujara has been dropped from India’s Take a look at squad for the Sri Lanka sequence.© AFP
Cheteshwar Pujara endured a horror Saturday after first being dismissed with out troubling the scorers after which getting the information of being axed from Indian Take a look at group as defending champions Saurashtra had been made to follow-on in a gaggle D Ranji Trophy match by 44-time champions Mumbai. Having declared their first innings at 544 for 7 using on Sarfaraz Khan’s 275, Mumbai then dismissed Saurashtra for 220 on the third day with little-known pacer Mohit Avasthi (4/56) and left-arm spinner Shams Mulani (4/55) being wreckers-in-chief.
After being enforced follow-on, Saurashtra gave a greater account of themselves within the second innings reaching 105 for no loss at stumps, with openers Snell Patel (64 no) and Harvik Desai (39 batting) on the crease.
Nevertheless it was Avasthi, who had a day to recollect as he bowled one which got here in and Pujara was trapped leg earlier than on account of lack of footwork. He survived solely 4 balls.
In his transient keep, he regarded fully out of types and Avasthi, then ran via the center order selecting up wickets of senior gamers Arpit Vasavada and Prerak Mankad.
Mumbai can be attempting for bonus factors as Saurashtra nonetheless want to attain 220 runs to keep away from innings defeat.
Whereas the pitch is a straightforward one to bat and one thing that defending champions understood within the second innings when Harvik and Snell comfortably performed the Mumbai bowlers in the course of the 30 overs within the closing session.
Mumbai’s victory will even rely on how contemporary Prithvi Shaw’s bowlers are on the ultimate day to choose up 10 Saurashtra wickets.
Temporary Scores:Mumbai 544/7 decl (Sarfaraz Khan 275, Ajinkya Rahane 129). Saurashtra 220 (Sheldon Jackson 61, Cheteshwar Pujara 0, Mohit Avasthi 4/56, Sams Mulani 4/55) and 105/0 (f/o) (Snell Patel 64 batting).
Goa 181 and 394/5 decl (Snehal Kauthankar 165, Suyash Prabhudessai 73). Odisha 189 and (goal 387) 22/0.
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