Rediff – Bhubaneshwar: Siddesh Lad’s strokeful 117 and the bowlers’ superb showing put Mumbai in the driver’s seat against Odisha at the end of the third day in a Ranji Trophy Group C match with the hosts struggling at 93 for four in pursuit of 413 for victory.

Summary

  • Bhubaneshwar: Siddesh Lad’s strokeful 117 and the bowlers’ superb showing put Mumbai in the driver’s seat against Odisha at the end of the third day in a Ranji Trophy Group C match with the hosts struggling at 93 for four in pursuit of 413 for victory.
  • Pressed into action, Shami dismissed skipper Sumeet Verma for a duck with an addition of four runs but Khanduri and Nikhil Gangta (43 not out) showed fine application to end the third day without any further damage.
  • Khanduri, who hit a century against Goa, found fine support from Gangta, who has slammed back-to-back centuries in their last two matches as they put on an unbroken 78-run partnership for the third wicket to reduce the deficit to six runs.
  • Earlier, resuming the day with 256 runs in arrears Himachal managed to add 43 runs to their overnight total as their remaining five wickets could not stand against the fury of Dinda and Shami and their first innings folded in 56.2 overs.
  • Group D Brief Scores:In Kolkata: Bengal 419 vs Himachal Pradesh 206 and 207 for two (Prashant Chopra 81, Priyanshu Khanduri 67 not out).


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