Mumbai heads to Ranji Trophy final, to meet Madhya Pradesh | Cricket News



BENGALURU: The national giants of Mumbai have completed the qualification formality for the Ranji Trophy final by virtue of the first leg in the lead on the final day of their last four game against Uttar Pradesh here on Saturday.
41-time champions Mumbai completely dominated from the first ball of the game, which ended in a draw, at the Just Cricket Academy ground.
Mumbai had posted 393 in their first innings, then knocked out Uttar Pradesh for a measly 180, to earn a huge first-innings lead.

When play ended on day four on Friday, Mumbai had racked up a mammoth 449 for 4 on their second down, courtesy of hundreds of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Armaan Jaffer.
In the Day 4 stumps, Mumbai took an overall lead of 662 points which made it clear that there was only one possible outcome of the game.
Saturday play started after lunch due to the wet pitch and night hitters Sarfaraz Khan and Shams Mulani continued to torment UP bowlers.
Sarfaraz (59 not eliminated) and Mulani (51 not eliminated) both completed their half-century, after which the two captains decided to shake hands.
Mumbai went 533 for 4 in their second down.
Sarfaraz hit a boundary and three sixes, while Mulani hammered six fours.
Mumbai will meet Madhya Pradesh in the final, which will be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium from June 22.
The final will be a battle between two former Mumbai players Amol Mazumdar and Pandit Chandrakantwho are the coaches of Mumbai and MP respectively.


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