C.K. Nayudu Trophy final: Pacers keep Mumbai in the hunt

Pace duo of Sairaj Patil and Minad Manjrekar brought Mumbai back in the game but the Mumbai batsmen still have a lot of work to do if it is to snatch the advantage away from Delhi in the final of the Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy (U-23) inter-state cricket tournament.

Anuj Rawat played a knock of 83.   -  Sandeep Saxena

Pace duo of Sairaj Patil and Minad Manjrekar brought Mumbai back in the game but the Mumbai batsmen still have a lot of work to do if it is to snatch the advantage away from Delhi in the final of the Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy (U-23) inter-state cricket tournament. At the end of the second day's play, despite conceding a slender advantage of 30 runs, Mumbai was 105 for four in its second essay at the Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy ground.

After starting the day at 140 for one in the hunt of Mumbai's first innings total of 230, Delhi was safely placed at 179 for two. Mumbai then plotted a remarkable collapse, dismissing seven Delhi batsmen for just 26 runs.

In fact, Manjrekar and Patil each struck twice in successive overs to leave Delhi tottering from 193 for four to 193 for eight. An ubroken 55-run partnership for the last wicket between Shivank Vashisth and Tejas Baroka gave Delhi the crucial lead before it declared the innings.

Brief scores: Mumbai U-23 230 & 105-4 (Hardik Tamore 40, Ashay Sardesai 37 batting; Shivank Vashisth 2-24) vs Delhi U-23 260-9 dec. (Anuj Rawat 83, Hiten Dalal 67, Shivank Vashisth 44 not out; Sairaj Patil 4-25, Minad Manjrekar 3-58).

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