Ranji Trophy Final, Day 3: Yash Dubey, Shubham Sharma top MP vs Mumbai
Yash Dubey, Shubham Sharma and Rajat Patidar dominated Madhya Pradesh’s batting on the third day of the Ranji Trophy final against Mumbai, helping the team cover the distance to take a first-innings lead, ending the day with 368 in 125 overs. happened at /3. Six runs were needed to beat Mumbai’s 374 runs and take a crucial first innings lead. Friday was a day that truly belonged to Madhya Pradesh. Overnight batsmen Dubey and Sharma put on 133 and 116 respectively, putting on a massive 222-run partnership for the second wicket. Once both fell, Patidar remained unbeaten on 67 with some catchy shots.
For Mumbai, it was a day of hard work, with little help from the pitch and leaving Sharma on 55 as well as Patidar’s dismissal for 52 on a no-ball added to their troubles.
Patidar, whose attacking intent drew fans into the stadium chanting ‘RCB, RCB’, started the final session with a cracking cover drive from off-spinner Tanush Kotian and Shams Mulani beautifully between the two cover fielders. punched. His aggression continued as he made room to drive through long-off and then played a pleasant late cut to keep Madhya Pradesh running the juggernaut. Patidar completed his thrilling half-century in just 44 balls by catching Mohit Awasthi at mid-wicket.
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It looked like Patidar had thrown his wicket while chasing a wide delivery from Mulani and was caught at backward point. But replays showed that the left-arm spinner had overstepped, leaving the right-handed batsman relieved at 52. Dubey hit two more boundaries and took his score to 133 before sending a lackluster lead to Tamor, giving Mulani the first wicket of the match. ,
After respite, Patidar slowed down and played 27 balls without scoring a single run. As Kotian arrived, he got back-to-back boundaries – a powerful drive through mid-off followed by a backfoot punch through cover. Patidar and captain Aditya Srivastava saw the remaining time in the day to seal Madhya Pradesh’s authority in the final.
Earlier, Madhya Pradesh scored 105 runs in the first session without losing any wicket. The day started with Dubey opening the ace of the bat late and smashing a boundary across the street. With the ball well over the bat, Sharma makes full use of it, sending Deshpande for a boundary through a cover drive and a square drive.
Dubey completed his half-century with a brace through fine leg off Awasthi, while Sharma completed his half-century from single through square leg off Deshpande. With both collecting boundaries and rotating the strike well between the wickets, Mumbai’s troubles were further compounded when Sharma, by Armaan Jaffer at short cover, missed a run out and three lbw appeals were dismissed. Sharma and Dubey used their feet well to collect runs from Mulani, with the former hitting the bowler over the head for a six.
Dubey accelerated through mid-wicket to get boundaries off Mulani and Kotian and then sweep through fine leg to score a century in the Ranji Trophy final. He took out a cancel-all-noise celebration, which was first organized by KL Rahul, which was applauded by his teammates in the dugout before lunch.
Post lunch, it was Sharma’s turn to reach his three-figure score. He opened the drive at mid-off off Mohit Awasthi and an over after Mumbai picked up the second new ball, Sharma completed his century with a superb cover drive off Deshpande, along with his and Dubey. Also extended the 200-run partnership between
His luck was on his side too, when the outer edge twice escaped the slip cordon. Sharma was almost dismissed by Mumbai when the batsman reached for the rescue, but was beaten on the outside edge, but the umpire did not hear any edge noise, the appeal was dismissed.
The move to get Sharma forward and beat him on the outside edge worked the very next ball as the batsman tried to reach outside the off-stump again, only to deliver a healthy nick to Tamor off Awasthi’s delivery, a huge one. Ended a partnership of 222 runs which lasted for 73.1 overs.
Patidar went outside and hit five boundaries, clearing his intention to attack the Mumbai bowlers and continue his dominance on the third day to make a run-fest in Madhya Pradesh.
Brief Scores: Mumbai 374 all out in 127.4 overs (Sarfaraz Khan 134; Gaurav Yadav 4/106) Madhya Pradesh 368/3 in 123 overs (Yash Dubey 133, Shubham Sharma 116; Mohit Awasthi 1/53, Tushar Deshpande 1/73) ) by six runs