Disappointed after Rajasthan Royals lost the last available IPL play-off berth to title-holders Mumbai Indians on net run-rate, team mentor Rahul Dravid said his bowlers failed to execute the plans well in the exhilarating contest here.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians finally snapped their losing streak on the back of a collective batting effort as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in an Indian Premier League contest, here Saturday.
South Africa-bound Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a century in Mumbai`s second innings, dismissed suggestions that the Vidarbha attack was not strong enough to test the hosts` batting mettle in their ongoing Group A Ranji Trophy match here.
Zaheer Khan bagged a five-wicket haul before Aditya Tare struck a strokeful century as Mumbai took a substantial lead after posting 198 for two in the second innings over Delhi in their Group A Ranji Trophy match here on Saturday.
Riding on an unbeaten century by Aditya Tare and a couple of half-century knocks, Mumbai reached a massive 306 for two against Saurashtra at the end of the first day`s play of their Ranji Trophy Group A match here on Saturday.
Hiken Shah smashed an unbeaten 118 while Aditya Tare (80) and Rohit Sharma (79) scored impressive half centuries to propel Mumbai to 360 for three in their first innings in reply to Rajasthan`s 478 at stumps on day three of the Ranji Trophy Group A match here on Sunday.