Gujarat lost two quick wickets at the start of Day 3 as Mumbai bowlers push to bowl Gujarat out before Parthiv Patel and Co. take the match away from them. Gujarat were boosted by a captain’s knock from Parthiv Patel, who smashed 90 on Day 2. He was well supported by Manprit Juneja (77). By the end of Day 2, Gujarat scored 291/6, establishing a 63-run lead while Mumbai did not help themselves by dropping a few catches. Catch live cricket score and updates of Ranji Trophy final day 3 between Gujarat vs Mumbai from Indore here.
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.