Haryana vs Mumbai: Ranji Trophy, Day 4 – As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/Suyash Srivastava
Over 93 || Score 240/6
And Mumbai have won the match! The winning runs came of Dhawal Kulkarni’s willow as Mohit Sharma bowled a length delivery and Kulkarni drove that past mid-off for the winning runs. What a partnership it has been and more importantly, it is indeed a fairy tale ending to Tendulkar’s domestic career. These two have added unbeaten 40 runs for the seventh wicket.
Sachin Tendulkar 79* (175b) Dhawal Kulkarni 16* (72)
Over 92 || Score 233/6
These two are looking to just stay at the crease as the runs are coming in singles. It has indeed been a match-winning partnership between these two players. They have now added unbeaten 43 runs for the seventh wicket. Mumbai now need just seven runs to win with four wickets in hand.
Over 89 || Score 231/6
Drinks: Both these batsmen continue to frustrate Haryana bowlers. In the 89th over, a boundary came off Tendulkar’s bat as a thick edge went past second slip for four runs. These two have now added unbeaten 41 runs for the seventh wicket. Mumbai now need just 9 runs to win with four wickets remaining.
Over 85 || Score 222/6
Sachin Tendulkar has moved to 70 and has been well supported by Dhawal Kulkarni so far. Ajay Jadeja introduced Joginder Sharma into the attack but Haryana are still searching for their seventh breakthrough. These two have added unbeaten 32 runs for the seventh wicket. Mumbai now need 18 runs to win with four wickets remaining.
Over 80 || Score 215/6
Two appeals were made by Harshal Patel against Tendulkar, both were rejected by the umpire. Mumbai now need 25 runs to win the match and the new ball has been taken.
Over 78 || Score 210/3
Both the batsmen have made a steady start so far. Nine runs have been scored in the last three overs. In the 78th over, Harshal Patel bowled a full length ball and Tendulkar worked it past mid-on for three runs. Mumbai now need 30 runs to win with four wickets remaining.
New Delhi: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the fourth and the final day Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Haryana being played at Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Rohtak.
Good news for Mumbai fans is that they need just 39 runs to win the match and more importantly, Little Master Sachin Tendulkar who is playing his last Ranji match is unbeaten on 55. The fans would want Tendulkar to bat till the end, which would be a special end to his domestic career.
Tendulkar who will retire from Test cricket after playing his historic 200th Test in the upcoming series against West Indies scored a half-century to find some form and kept Mumbai`s chances alive in their Ranji Trophy match against a spirited Haryana here on Tuesday.
Mumbai now need 39 runs to win with four wickets remaining. While other batsmen were being dismissed at regular intervals, Tendulkar played a patient innings and was unbeaten on 55 at stumps on day 3.
Dhawal Kulkarni is the other batsman at the crease batting on six.