Last Updated: June 25, 2022, 09:36 IST
MP vs MUM, Ranji Trophy 2022 Final Day 4 Highlights: Rajat Patidar continued his fine run in Ranji Trophy 2022 with a fantastic 122 as Madhya Pradesh stretched its first-innings lead over Mumbai to 155 and be at 529/9 in 176 overs before rain forced tea to be taken early on day four of the final at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday. Read More
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Excellent day for Madhya Pradesh as they took a crucial 162 lead in the first innings. They are enjoying an upper hand in the game as Mumbai still trail by 49 runs and the game moves to the final day (tomorrow). For Mumbai Arman Jaffer (30) and Suved Parkar (9) are in the middle as they will look to produce something magical to pull their team back in the game. Mumbai (374 and 113/2) against Madhya Pradesh (536) trail by 49 runs
Mumbai batters are looking to score quick runs here to make something out of this match after conceding a big first-innings lead. Arman Jaffer is looking in decent touch here and is playing with a lot of freedom. MUM 101/2 in 19 overs
MASSIVE BLOW: Prithvi Shaw departs after a quickfire knock of 44 runs. The Mumbai captain once again looked to play an attacking shot but the ball was too wide off him and he failed to time it well as Yash Dubey takes a fine catch here. MUM 83/2 in 16 overs
A partnership is brewing between Prithvi Shaw and Arman Jaffer here as Madhya Pradesh bowlers are bowling defensive lines here to avoid getting hit. Shaw is looking to smash loose deliveries coming his way. MUM 79/1 in 15 overs
Kumar Kartikeya draws the first blood here as Hardik Tamore. Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw is in his zone and is looking to smash quick runs. He has already smacked a couple of sixes and three fours. Arman Jaffer has joined the skipper in the middle. MUM 67/1 in 12 overs
After restricting MP to 536, Mumbai skipper Prithvi Shaw has come out to bat with a different partner in Hardik Tamole. They will look to pile up a good total to test MP’s patience in the rest on session and the final day as well.
Shams Mulani bags a five-wicket haul as Madhya Pradesh were bowled out for 536 on day 4 after an early tea was taken due to rain. MP Lead Mumbai by 162 runs.
Saransh Jain gets his maiden First-class fifty and what an occasion to get it. He played a gritty knock, especially after the departure of Rajat Patidar. MP’s lead has gone past 150 but the rain has stopped play at Bengaluru.
Shams Mulani bags another. Tossed up delivery, Kumar Kartikeya played the drive and ends up getting caught by Sarfaraz. MP: 515/.
The covers are off and play begins at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. MP: 505/8; lead Mumbai by 131 runs
Tushar Deshpande has caught the big fish and cleans up Rajat Patidar. Full delivery, hits the deck on seam, Patidar looks for the drive but leaves a big gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks in and topples the middle stump. MP: 483/7; lead by 109 runs.
Rajat Patidar (120*) and Saransh Jain (20*) walk out to bat after the lunch break. MP: 475/6; lead by 101 runs.
Patidar remained unbeaten on 120 at lunch, taking Madhya Pradesh to 475/6 in 152 overs, taking a first-innings lead, which currently stands at 101 runs. With Saransh Jain looking solid with a couple of boundaries and Patidar looking strong, Madhya Pradesh are firmly in control of the final.
Rajat Patidar becomes the third Madhya Pradesh batter to score a hundred in the Ranji Trophy finals. His innings has put MP in the driver seat, taking a healthy first-innings lead.
Tushar Deshpande strikes. Bowls at a hard length, the ball doesn’t bounce much. Raghuwanshi was camping back and it sneaks through him to hit the top off-stump. MP: 411/5
Madhya Pradesh captain Aditya Shrivastava walks back after scoring 25. Mohit Avasthi’s short ball, takes the shoulder of Aditya’s bat. Wicketkeeper Hardik Tamore does not hold but Sarfaraz runs back from the first slip to take the rebound. MP: 401/4; lead by 27 runs.
Madhya Pradesh look extremely comfortable as Rajat Patidar and skipper Aditya Shrivastava are anchoring the innings so beautifully. Patidar is batting on 85 and is 15 runs short of a hundred. Aditya, on the other hand, is unbeaten on 25. 400 runs on the board for MP and the lead is swelling. MP: 400/3; lead by 26 runs.
Patidar and Shrivastava quickly scored the six runs to level the scores and now they have taken a first-innings lead. MP: 376/3; lead by 2 runs.
Mohit Avasthi to Rajat Patidar – FOUR! After a maiden over, Patidar smashes a boundary to lessen the deficit. Overpitched delivery around off, Patidar flicks it past mid-wicket. MP: 372/3, trail by 2 runs.
MP skipper Aditya Shrivastava and Rajat Patidar walk out to bat. Shams Mulani begins the bowling attack for Mumbai.
Resuming from 120 at lunch, Patidar could add only two runs to his score before Tushar Deshpande got one to shape back in and castle him through the gate. Saransh Jain continued to crack boundaries but Mumbai had another success with Shams Mulani trapping Anubhav Agarwal lbw before rain stopped play for 12 minutes.
For Mumbai, it was a hard day of toil under sunshine, getting very little help from the pitch and dropping Sharma at 55 as well as getting out Patidar on 52 off a no-ball added to their woes
Patidar walked out and smashed five boundaries, clearing his intentions of attacking the Mumbai bowlers from the word go and would continue the domination to make day three a Madhya Pradesh run-fest.
Patidar had thrown his wicket away when he chased a wide ball from Mulani and was caught at backward point. But replays showed that the left-arm spinner had overstepped, giving the right-handed batter reprieve at 52. Dubey collected two more boundaries and took his score to 133 before sending a faint edge to Tamore, giving Mulani his first wicket of the match.
Post the reprieve, Patidar slowed down and played 27 balls without making a single run. As soon as Kotian arrived, he got back-to-back boundaries – a backfoot punch through cover was followed by a powerful drive through mid-off. Patidar and captain Aditya Shrivastava saw off the remaining time in the day to stamp Madhya Pradesh’s authority in the final.