Mumbai batsmen were well placed on Day 4 to set an imposing target for Gujarat to chase in the Ranji Trophy final at Holkar Stadium in Indore on Friday.
Captain Aditya Tare was looking good on the crease and Mumbai were 238/4 in the first session. Mumbai lost Suryakumar Yadav (49) in the morning. On Day 3, Shreyas Iyer finally came back to form as he smashed 82 and helped Mumbai gain a 108-run lead.
In the meanwhile, Gujarat bowlers bowled in good areas and stuck to a wicket-to-wicket line, eyeing quick wickets to restrict Mumbai’s lead on a pitch that is not becoming easy to bat on.
On Day 3, Mumbai started off in brilliant fashion as Shardul Thakur removed Chirag Gandhi off the fifth ball of the day. With no runs added to their overnight score, Rush Kalaria and Chintan Gaja then stitched together a quick-fire partnership of 22 runs before Balwinder Sandhu removed Kalaria in the first over of his morning spell.
The last two Gujarat batsmen could only add 15 more to the total as they folded up on 328.