Young Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur produced an incisive four-wicket haul after the home team`s tail wagged merrily to put the defending champions in total command of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Maharshtra here on Thursday.
Gujarat placed themselves in a strong position as they first took a 99-run first innings lead over Mumbai and then reduced the visitors to 76 for four in their second essay on day two of their Ranji Trophy Group A match here today.
Manish Pandey (119) hit a timely century and raised a 133-run stand with Ravikumar Samarth (75) as Karnataka reached 287 for eight in their second innings against Mumbai in their Group A Ranji match, which is set for an exciting finish here.
Forty-two-year-old leg spinner Pravin Tambe, drafted into the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team for the first time on Monday, is keen to carry the confidence earned from his stint in Indian Premier League into what would be his maiden first class game against Jharkhand from December 6.
Forty two year old leg spinner Pravin Tambe on Monday was surprisingly included in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team to take on Jharkhand in the four-day Group A match starting at the Wankhede Stadium on December 6.
Taking a cue from the national selectors, it seems the new panel of Mumbai selectors are giving youngsters a chance to prove their mettle. The list of Mumbai probables for upcoming Ranji Trophy includes young Arman Jaffer who interestingly might get an opportunity to play with his uncle Wasim Jaffer in the same team.
Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma was on Tuesday reprimanded by BCCI match referee P Kalyan Sunderam for showing dissent at the umpire`s decision during the fourth and final day`s play in the Ranji Trophy league game against Bengal.
The Mumbai Cricket Association will not take any action against India discard Ajit Agarkar for returning home in a huff after being dropped from the Mumbai team against Orissa in the Ranji Trophy Elite match at Cuttack as he had taken permission to do so.