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As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Semi-final, Day 5

As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Semi-final, Day 5

Forty-time champions Mumbai are on the brink of entering another final as Madhya Pradesh, resuming at 99/2 on the final day, need another 472 runs for an improbable win.

Mumbai will take on Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final

3 p.m.: Harpreet (105) fell soon after scoring his century as Thakkar got among the wickets, and with his dismissal faded any leftover hopes for MP. They are 346 for 5, still way off the target of 572.

Tea: Madhya Pradesh – 312/4

Out! Naman Ojha falls for 113. Surya Kumar Yadav gets the big wicket and Mumbai can now go for all out victory.

1:45 pm Naman Ojha brings up his 100 off 168 balls. Madhya Pradesh 280/3

1 pm Madhya Pradesh 253 for 3. Ojha and Harpreet have played brilliantly but Mumbai on course to make finals

12:15 pm Harpreet Singh Bhatia brings up his fifty in 109 balls

Lunch: Madhya Pradesh – 199/3 (Naman Ojha 60 off 106, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 28 off 59)

11:15 am Naman Ojha and Harpreet Singh Bhatia are in the middle for MP. They are 197/3 with lunch around the corner

10:30 am Fifty for Naman Ojha. Madhya Pradesh 163 for 3

10 am Aditya Shrivastava falls after making 68(148). Badrey Alam provides Mumbai with first breakthrough of the day.

9:30 am Shrivastava (61*), Naman Ojha (28*). MP are 129/2, Need another 442 to win against Mumbai

9 am 100-up for Madhya Pradesh. They are two down. Need another 470 runs to win the match

8:40 am Welcome to our live updates of the Ranji Trophy season that has reached its climax with Saurashtra already in the final and Mumbai on the brink of it having taken control of the second semifinal against Madhya Pradesh in cuttack.

Day 4 Round-up: Madhya Pradesh were left to chase a mammoth 571-run target after Mumbai’s Suryakumar Yadav and Aditya Tare completed their centuries on day four of the Ranji Trophy semifinal here on Tuesday.

Forty-time champions Mumbai Ranji Trophy are on the brink of entering another final after they reduced Madhya Pradesh to 99/2 at stumps, needing another 472 runs for an improbable win.