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Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu, Day 2: Shardul Thakur smashes 50, Mumbai take lead

Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu, Day 2: Shardul Thakur smashes 50, Mumbai take lead

The second day of this semi-final promises to be a tense battle, with Mumbai looking to build a lead and Tamil Nadu desperately needing to fight back.

Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu, Day 2: The second day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final between Mumbai and Tamil Nadu promises to be crucial, with Mumbai in a strong position after skittling out their rivals for just 146 runs on day one.

Tamil Nadu Collapse:

Opting to bat first, Tamil Nadu made a critical mistake, as the conditions at the MCA-BKC Complex in Mumbai proved challenging. The combination of a damp pitch offering bounce and the shadow cast by nearby buildings creating early moisture made batting difficult.

Despite a valiant 167-minute stand from Vijay Shankar, Tamil Nadu batsmen fell one after another, often displaying frustration at their dismissals. N Jagadeesan, Pradosh Paul, Sai Kishore, and Baba Indrajith all fell cheaply, succumbing to the challenging conditions and their own struggles.

Mumbai Start Cautiously:

Mumbai, understanding the complexities of the pitch, started their innings with caution. They closed the day at 45/2, with Musheer Khan (24*) and Mohit Avasthi (1*) at the crease.

Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu, Day 2: Ranji Trophy semi-final

Mumbai will be eager to build a substantial lead on the second day, capitalizing on their strong bowling performance and Tamil Nadu’s batting woes. Whether Tamil Nadu can bounce back and restrict Mumbai’s scoring remains to be seen.

Key Points:

  • Tamil Nadu were bowled out for 146, despite a century stand from Vijay Shankar.
  • Mumbai bowlers, led by Tushar Deshpande’s three wickets, exploited the conditions effectively.
  • Mumbai started cautiously, ending the day at 45/2.

The second day of this semi-final promises to be a tense battle, with Mumbai looking to build a lead and Tamil Nadu desperately needing to fight back.

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