Mumbai: Ranji giants Mumbai pulled off a thrilling one-wicket win over Tamil Nadu despite visiting skipper Dinesh Karthik's brilliant 167 in the first innings of the Group B league encounter here on Sunday.
Chasing 236 for a win at Bandra Kurla Complex, the hosts saw fighting fifties from Shreyas Iyer (83) and Suryakumar Yadav (58) but could not save the regular fall of wicket to bag only six points by the skin of their teeth.
Even after losing their top batsmen, Mumbai were looking well-placed at 202 for five, but Yadav's wicket spelt trouble for the hosts even as left-arm spinner Rahil Shah (4-78) and off-spinner Malolan Rangarajan (3-44) got down to business.
New-ball bowlers Aswin Crist and Mohammed also shared wicket apiece.
Karthik's first innings ton set the tone for the match as the visitors amassed 434 runs. In reply, Mumbai rode on Siddhesh Lad's 150 to manage 294 runs.
The third innings saw a complete turnaround for TN as they were skittled out for 95 with left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar bagging a seven-wicket haul.
Mumbai now have 14 points from three matches and are very much in the race for a place in the knock-outs. TN have nine points from three matches with a win, a drawn game and a loss.
Tamil Nadu: 464 and 95 all out in 36 overs (Murali Vijay 29, Malola Rangarajan 33; Vishal Dabholkar 7-53)
Mumbai: 294 and 236/9 in 60.4 overs (Shreyas Iyer 83, Suryakumar Yadav 58; Rahil Shah 4-78, Malolan Rangarajan 3-44).