Madhya Pradesh have over years shown their coming off age in the worlds oldest and longest domestic competition. MP are playing against Mumbai the domestic powerhouses and are on the cusp of winning the title. Aditya Srivastava’s team stepped up with the bat as they saw 3 centuries with the bat. At the start of day 4, Mumbai were under the pump with MP just 6 runs behind with 3 wickets in hand. Mumbai knew the first innings lead was there for the taking, but the Shaw led side wanted to minimize the damage.
Shaw caught on camera arguing with the umpire –
Mumbai have played aggressive cricket under Prithvi Shaw who took over the captaincy this season. 22 year old Shaw, was under the pump after he saw his bowlers being rendered toothless during the MP batting. At one point the Mumbai captain was seen having an animated chat with the umpire. The point of contention was a huge shout for LBW which wasn’t given. Funnily there is no DRS in the final as the “Richest” board in cricket deemed it expensive. Shaw kept at it as Hardik Tamore the wicket keeper stepped in to calm the situation.
Patidar scores the 3rd century for MP in the final as Mulani takes 5 –
MP began day four at 368 for 3, with Rajat Patidar getting a huge support from the RCB Fanbase. The 28 year old had scored a century on 25th May, 2022 in the IPL, a month later he scored a famous century. This time in the final of the Ranji Trophy against Mumbai, as Patidar scored 122 off 219 balls before falling to Tushar Deshpande. Saransh Jain scored his first ever 50 in the domestic circuit as he saw the led swell past 150. Shams Mulani picked yet another 5 wicket haul this season as he finished with figures of 5/173 for 63.2 overs. MP were bowled out for 536 with an overall lead of 162.
Shaw and Tamore give Mumbai a flying start –
Mumbai came out to bat with Shaw being joined by wicket keeper Tamore after Jaiswal was off the field for a long time due to injury. The pair were off to a blazing start as they were scoring at over 6 runs per over. The first wicket was taken by Kumar Kartikeya who had rattled the stumps of Tamore for 25 off 32 balls with 2 fours and a six. Shaw looked good for a big score, before he fell yet again in the 40’s. Shaw was out for 44 off 52 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes to Gaurav Yadav caught by Yash Dubey. Mumbai ended the day at 113 for 2 with Arman Jaffer and Suved Parkar.
Mumbai lose half their side in quick time –
Two overnight batters, Jaffer and Parker were quick to signal their intent to go for quick runs. Against the run of play, Jaffer went too far across the off stump to see his leg stump cartwheeling. Parkar scored yet another 50 before he became Kartikeya’s 2nd wicket of the innings. It was soon 5 down as Jaiswal was caught by Patidar as he went for a wild hoick against the line. Jaiswal was out for 1 as Mumbai were 198 for 5 with a lead of 36.
At the time of writing Mumbai were 210 for 5 with Khan and Mulani batting.