Raipur: Defending champions Mumbai sealed their semi-final berth in the Ranji Trophy cricket competition after defeating Hyderabad by 30 runs in their quarter-final tie at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here on Tuesday.
Chasing a modest 231, Hyderabad failed before a clinical bowling display from veteran all-rounder Abhishek Nayar (5/40) and promising left-arm spinner Vijay Gohil (5/64) to be skittled out for 201 in their second innings.
Resuming the final day at 121/7 and needing another 110 runs for a win, overnight batsmen B. Anirudh and C.V. Milind added 64 runs in the morning session to narrow the target to 47.
However, Nayar came to Mumbai`s rescue yet again by striking twice in a space of three balls to leave Hyderabad reeling at 185/9.
The last-wicket pair of Anirudh and Ravi Kiran played out six overs, adding 16 runs but that wasn`t enough for the Hyderabad side to cause an upset.
Anirudh remained unbeaten on 84 from 187 deliveries which included four hits to the fence and two over it.
Brief Scores: Mumbai 293 and 217 (Aditya Tare 57, Siddesh Lad 46, Md. Siraj 5/52, Chama Milind 2/25) beat Hyderabad 280 and 201 (B Anirudh 84 not out, Tanmay Agarwal 29, Abhishek Nayar 5/40, Vijay Gohil 5/64) by 30 runs.