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Jaiswal prospers, but Mumbai pegged back on day one

Shaw chips in with 47; Madhya Pradesh makes its opponent work arduous for the runs with disciplined bowling 

Shaw chips in with 47; Madhya Pradesh makes its opponent work arduous for the runs with disciplined bowling 

An overcast Wednesday with a chilly breeze and automobiles crawling via clogged roads, all typical Bengaluru traits, additionally ushered in slow-burn cricket on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. And in typical dogged trend, Mumbai, after opting to bat towards Madhya Pradesh, scored 248 for 5 at shut on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy remaining.

Prithvi Shaw (47) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (78) did the arduous yards upfront, and Sarfaraz Khan (40 batting) held agency whereas the birds returned to roost on the close by Cubbon Park. Mumbai’s regular runs and Madhya Pradesh’s persistence via a four-man assault constituted the day’s overwhelming flavour.

Opening gambit 

In the morning, after Mumbai skipper Shaw elected to bat, his counterpart Aditya Shrivastava commenced the assault with left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya replicating his opening gambit from the semifinal towards Bengal. Shaw nudged a single, Jaiswal lunged ahead to unsettle the spinner and the primary over went for 5 runs.

Through the primary session the duo saved the scoreboard ticking whereas additionally surviving a close to run-out, muffled leg-before-wicket appeals and play-and-miss routines. Seamer Anubhav Agarwal bowled the second over, and whereas there was some motion on supply, Shaw flicked a 4. Shrivastava employed his bowlers in brief spells, favouring the spin and tempo trope whereas the odd sledging was additionally on view. The spectators had some fixed motion to savour and feeble ‘RCB’ chants too surfaced.

Shaw briefly struggled towards seamer Gaurav Yadav in an over that had a surgeon’s precision coated with a seductive lure exterior the off-stump. Southpaw Jaiswal square-drove a silken 4 off off-spinner Saransh Jain and Shaw joined the social gathering, hoisting a six, adopted by a back-foot punch for 4 towards Kartikeya.

But Madhya Pradesh by no means allowed the openers to really feel fully at dwelling regardless of their 87-run affiliation. Shaw performed throughout an Agarwal supply, the timber rattled and, later at lunch, Mumbai had 105 for one.

Flattering to deceive

After the break, whereas Jaiswal continued unhindered, two successive companions — Armaan Jaffer and Suved Parkar — flattered to deceive. Jaffer lobbed one off Kartikeya and Parkar, tentative towards Jain, saved the close-in circle joyful. But, with Sarfaraz becoming a member of him within the center, Jaiswal slashed a 4 off Yadav. However, towards the run of play, Jaiswal’s tried drive off Agarwal proved deadly.

Sarfaraz then coped with an lbw enchantment and located firm in Hardik Tamore and Shams Mulani. Ironically as soon as stumps have been drawn, the solar lastly peeped out as one other day of attrition awaits the rivals.

The scores:

Mumbai — 1st innings: Prithvi Shaw b Agarwal 47 (79b, 5×4, 1×6), Yashasvi Jaiswal c Yash Dubey b Agarwal 78 (163b, 7×4, 1×6), Armaan Jaffer c Yash Dubey b Kartikeya 26 (56b, 3×4), Suved Parkar c Aditya Shrivastava b Jain 18 (30b, 2×4), Sarfaraz Khan (batting) 40 (125b, 3×4), Hardik Tamore c Rajat Patidar b Jain 24 (44b, 3×4), Shams Mulani (batting) 12 (43b, 1×4); Extras (b-1, lb-1, w-1): 3; Total (for 5 wkts. in 90 overs): 248.

Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Shaw, 27.4 overs), 2-120 (Armaan, 40.6), 3-147 (Parkar, 50.1), 4-185 (Jaiswal, 59.4), 5-228 (Tamore, 74.5).

Madhya Pradesh bowing: Kumar Kartikeya 31-6-91-1, Anubhav Agarwal 19-3-56-2, Saransh Jain 17-2-31-2, Gaurav Yadav 23-5-68-0.

Toss: Mumbai.

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