Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1: Tight bowling by MP, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s half-century, Mumbai scored 248 runs

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a half-century on the first day of the match.

Mumbai’s hopes of scoring 400-plus in the first innings now rest on the most successful batsman of the season, Sarfaraz Khan, who was playing 40 off 125 balls at the end of the day’s play.

In front of the disciplined performance of the bowlers of Madhya Pradesh, the team of Mumbai was adorned with stars.Ranji Trophy Final (Ranji Trophy 2022) On the first day of Wednesday, in the first innings, only 248 runs could be scored for five wickets. Captain Prithvi Shaw (47 off 79 balls) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (Yashasvi Jaiswal) Scored 78 runs in 163 balls to add 87 runs for the first wicket but Mumbai’s team failed to take advantage of a good start on a pitch where shots are not easy to play.

Mumbai’s target crosses 400

Mumbai’s hopes of scoring 400-plus in the first innings now rest on the most successful batsman of the season, Sarfaraz Khan, who was playing 40 off 125 balls at the end of the day’s play. At the other end, Shams Mulani is supporting him by scoring 12 runs in 43 balls. Left-arm spinner Kumar Karthikeya bowled 31 overs and took one wicket for 91 runs. Fast bowler Gaurav Yadav (68 runs without a wicket in 25 overs) put constant pressure on the Mumbai batsmen but the wicket did not go in their account.

Mumbai had decided to bat first

Fast bowler Anubhav Agarwal took two for 56 while off-spinner Sarshan Jain took two wickets for 31 runs. Prithvi won the toss and decided to bat first and then along with Jaiswal got the team off to a good start. Madhya Pradesh opened the bowling with Karthikeya but both Jaiswal and Prithvi hit sixes on the left-arm spinner.

Shaw-Jaiswal gave a strong start to Mumbai

Both the fast bowlers Anubhav and Gaurav got movement in the air amidst the clouds in the sky. Both also made the ball swing from the pitch on both sides. The best over of the day was the 12th over of Mumbai’s innings in which Gaurav troubled Prithvi five times in six balls. He put the Mumbai captain in trouble with the ball coming in first and then out swing.

On the other hand, Jaiswal first scored 30 runs in 52 balls and then, sensing the pitch, batted more cautiously. He scored the next 48 runs in 111 balls. Madhya Pradesh got its first breakthrough a few minutes before lunch when Anubhav’s ball was played on the wickets of Prithvi. Armaan Jaffer looked in good rhythm during the innings of 26 runs in 56 balls but was caught by Yash Dubey at short midwicket off Karthikeya’s bouncy ball.

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The pitch slowed down in the second season

The pitch became very slow in the second session. Suved Parkar (18) caught the opposition captain Aditya Srivastava on the ball of the summary. Jaiswal was on his way towards his fourth century of the season but trying to play a square cut off Anubhav’s ball, he caught Dubey in the street. Saransh then gave Mumbai the fifth blow by getting Hardik Tamore (24) caught by Rajat Patidar at first slip.