Then despite the edge, they were defeated…
Yash’s second century in the season and Shubham’s fourth century
Opener Yash Dubey and No. 3 Shubham Sharma scored centuries as Madhya Pradesh took a strong step towards their maiden title after the third day’s play against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final. Mumbai’s score of 374 in the first innings seemed big, but Yash scored 133 in 336 balls with the help of 14 fours and Shubham scored 116 runs in 215 balls with 15 fours and a six. This was Yash’s second century in the season while Shubham’s fourth century.
craved for a wicket
After starting the day at 123 for one wicket, Madhya Pradesh batsmen batted patiently on the third day and made Mumbai bowlers crave for wickets. The pitch at the Chinnaswamy Stadium did not show any sign of help to the bowlers. The strong sunlight during the day made the batsmen’s job easier. The biggest disappointment came to Mumbai’s left-arm spinner Shams Mulani (1/117), who bowled too many loose deliveries. Experienced Dhawal Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande (1/73) also bowled average. Mumbai bowlers insisted on bowling maiden overs instead of taking wickets in the initial overs.