Ranji Trophy final, Gujarat vs Mumbai, Day 3 live cricket score: Mum 159/2, Iyer 50
Gujarat were bowled out for 328 in the first session of Day 3 with Shardul Thakur taking 4 wickets in the innings for Mumbai. In reply, Mumbai were 159/2, with Shreyas Iyer scoring a 50. Gujarat, who made a 1st innings lead of 100 runs, were boosted by a captain’s knock from Parthiv Patel, who smashed 90 on Day 2. He was well supported by Manprit Juneja (77). Catch live cricket score and updates of Ranji Trophy final day 3 between Gujarat vs Mumbai from Indore here.
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3:59 pm IST: Bhargav Merai leaves the ground after injuring himself.
Mumbai 143/2 after 48 overs.
3:20 pm IST: Cautious start from Mumbai after Tea. Six runs in the last four overs. RP SIngh has been brought back into the attack. Mumbai 126/2 after 44 overs.
2:48 pm IST: It’s Tea on Day Three. Mumbai 120/2 in 40 overs. Lead by 20. Good session for Mumbai 54 runs in 25 over, but most importantly, they haven’t lost a wicket. Iyer 41; Suryakumar 14
2:41 pm IST: It’s fifty up for the third wicket. Iyer’s unbeaten on 40; Suryakumar 13. Mumbai 116/2 after 39 overs. Lead by 16 runs.
2:10pm IST: Captain Parthiv Patel introduces spin for the first time in this innings but Hardik Patel goes for 11, including a massive six in that over. Mumbai take a six-run lead. 106/2 after 34 overs.
2:06 pm IST: Mumbai 95/2 after 31 overs. Both Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer have faced 59 deliveries each but while Iyer is unbeaten on 26, Suryakumar has scored just 7 runs.
Gujarat fans cheer for their team during Day3 of the Ranji Trophy final against Mumbai at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. (HT Photo)
1:45 pm IST: Captain Parthiv Patel has brought back Chintan Gaja into the attack. The pair hasn’t put up too much for Mumbai yet, but have been frustrating been frustrating for Gujarat. It’s drinks and Mumbai are 86/2 after 28 overs.Shreyas Iyer 17, Suryakumar 7
1:32 pm IST: A change in bowling with Bhargav Merai now being introduced into the attack. Gujarat have stuck to that line outside off-stump despite conceding a few runs. Mumbai 85/2 after 25 overs.
1:22 pm IST: Mumbai taking things nice and slowly. Just two runs off the last three overs. Mumbai 74/2 after 22 overs
1:01 pm IST: Gujarat have a packed off-side field set up for the Mumbai batsmen. The bowlers have been bowling on the fourth-fifth line to try and induce an edge. Mumbai 72/2 after 19 overs. Iyer 10; Suryakumar 0
12:48 pm IST: RP Singh starts off proceedings after lunch with a maiden. Gujarat 66/2 after 16 overs
12:06 pm IST: It’s lunch on Day 3. Mumbai are 66/2 after 15 overs. Shreyas Iyer (4) and Suryakumar Yadav (0) are out there to rescue Mumbai. There’s still help for the seamers from the pitch. All six wickets in this session have gone to the fast bowlers. Mumbai trail by 34 runs.
11:52 am IST: Gone! Big big wicket! Prithvi Shaw has edged one to the keeper. Chintan Gaja strikes again! Shaw gone for 44. Mumbai 66/2 after 13.1 overs.
11:34 am IST: And it’s a breakthrough. Akhil Herwadkar edges one off Chintan Gaja to second slip where Samit Gohil takes a sitter. Mumbai lose their first wicket. 54/1 after 9.2 overs.
11:25 am IST: 50 up for Mumbai in just 7.2 overs. It’s a treat to watch Prithvi Shaw this morning. Picks up back to back boundaries off Chintan Gaja. Batting on 35 off just 19 deliveries! Mumbai 51/0
11:19 am IST: Change in bowling for Gujarat. Chintan Gaja has been introduced into the attack replacing Rush Kalaria. Mumbai have started on an attacking note. 42/0 after 6 overs. Prithvi Shaw 26; Herwadkar 15
11:10 am IST: It’s brilliant batting from the young Prithvi Shaw. Took three boundaries off Kalaria’s last over. He’s raced to 14 off just 8 balls. Mumbai 27/0 after 4 overs.
Watch highlights of Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel’s innings from Day 2:
10:55 am IST: Two overs gone, Mumbai 6/0. Herwadkar has scored all the runs as Prithivi is yet to get strike. Kalaria is sharing the new ball with RP.
10:45 am IST: Akhil Herwadkar and Prtihvi Shaw are out in the middle for Mumbai, RP Singh to start off proceedings for Gujarat. Mumbai trail by 100 runs.
10:41 am IST: And it’s all over for Gujarat. Shardul Thakur gets his fourth wicket as Hardik Patel edges one to Mumbai captain Aditya Tare behind the stumps. Gujarat all out for 328 in 104.3. Lead by 100 runs.
10:32 am IST: It’s the end of the 104th over and Gujarat have managed to extend their lead to 100 runs. Mumbai will want to wrap things up fast given Gujarat just have one wicket left. 328/9.
10:30 am IST: Gone! RP Singh departs for 8 (10). Tried to go for a big one but mistimed it to Shreyas Iyer. It’s Sandhu’s third wicket. Gujarat 326/9 after 103.1 overs.
10:21 am IST: End of the 102nd over. RP Singh has joined Chintan Gaja out in the middle. Gujarat now just three runs away from extending their lead to 100 runs. 325/8
10:08 am IST: Bowling change does the trick! Balwinder Sandhu replaces Abhishek Nayar and he traps Rush Kalaria on his pads. Gujarat 313/8 after 99.3 overs. Lead – 85 runs
10:04 a.m. IST: Another edge, but it goes through the second and third slip.Should go down as another missed opportunity for Mumbai. 99 overs gone, Gujarat 312/7
10:00 am IST: 97 overs gone. Cautious start from Gujarat. 299/7; lead by 71 runs. Rush Kalaria is unbeaten on 23 while Chintan Gaja is yet to get off the mark
9:39 am IST: Wicket! Chirag Gandhi departs on the fifth ball of the day. Shardul Thakur gets the breakthrough as the batsman edges one to Suryakumar Yadav in the slips. Gujarat 291/7 after 92.5 overs
9:31 am IST : Shardul Thakur opens bowling for Mumbai.
9:30 am IST: Chirag Gandhi and Rush Kalaria walk in to the crease. Day 3 is set to begin and Mumbai bowlers will be hoping to get Gujarat batsmen back in the pavilion before they take the game away
On Wednesday, It was a captain’s knock from the 32-year-old Patel as he didn’t go for the big shots and took his time before hitting 12 boundaries. He was lucky on 20 when an edge went to wicketkeeper Aditya Tare off Shardul Thakur, but the bowler had overstepped.
Juneja gave able support and was in tune with his performance against Jharkhand in the semifinal.
Though Juneja had a shaky start, edging a few through the slips early on, he took pressure off the captain, as the duo scored at 4.58. Juneja too had a couple of reprieves. On 15, Shreyas Iyer dropped a sitter at midwicket, and then umpire Anil Chaudhary adjudged him not out after Juneja seemed to edge one to Tare off Thakur after lunch.