Ranji Trophy Semifinals, Day 1 HIGHLIGHTS: Mumbai 260/5 at stumps, Jaiswal hits ton; Mantri century pushes MP towards 300

Ranji Trophy 2022 knockouts: Live updates, commentary and highlights from Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy Semifinals.

Bengal faces Madhya Pradesh in the first semifinal while Mumbai takes on Uttar Pradesh in the second in Bengaluru from Tuesday.   -  THE HINDU

Welcome to the HIGHLIGHTS of Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy semifinals in Bengaluru.

DAY 1, STUMPS SCORES

Bengal vs MP: Madhya Pradesh 271/6 in 86 overs (Mantri 134*, Datey 9*)

Mumbai vs UP: Mumbai 260/5 in 87 overs (Tamore 51*, Mulani 10*)


16:30PM: Mumbai vs UP |
Amol :  Mumbai 260/5 at stumps, with Hardik Tamore - playing his first game of the season in place of the injured Aditya Tare - remaining unbeaten with a solid fifty. He and Shams Mulani have survived the new ball but UP will be hoping for the pacers to attack stumps with a 10-over old ball and fold up the Mumbai innings at the earliest. See you tomorrow!

16:30PM: Mumbai vs UP | Amol : Yashasvi Jaiswal punches Prince Yadav through covers, runs two to complete his second successive hundred. The opener follows up with an underarm throw gesture towards the dressing room. Wait wait, the first ball he faces after his century, Karan Sharma's golden arm does the trick yet again. Karan has been trying to get Jaiswal to chase one down the leg for a while and Jaiswal falls into the trap. Jaiswal dismissed for 100 (227b, 353m, 15x4). Mumbai 233/5. New ball due in three balls!

16:19PM: Bengal vs MP | Update from Ayan: Himanshu Mantri and Akshat Raghuwanshi's 123-run stand has put MP on an even keel with Bengal on Day 1. Raghuwanshi was trapped in front by Akash Deep but not before his counterattacking style had put an otherwise confident Bengal attack under pressure. Conditions are very good for batting and MP would want Mantri to continue.

16:18PM: Mumbai vs UP | Amol on Mumbai batting: Two close saves for Mumbai in an over. Yashasvi Jaiswal, batting on 92, backs up too far only to find Shivam Mavi's throw missing the stumps by a whisker. Hardik Tamore, who has looked impressive, then finds a thick edge but it flies through the gap in the cordon. Prince Yadav unlucky. Mumbai 218/4.

 

15:25PM: Mumbai vs UP | Amol: Sarfaraz Khan matches Prithvi Shaw in the worst shot of the day contest. Attempts to reverse-sweep captain Karan Sharma's part-time off spin, top-edges it and keeper Dhruv Jurel accepts the dolly. Hardik Tamore joins Jaiswal under pressure. Mumbai 175/4 in 66 overs.

 

TEA BREAK SCORES

Bengal vs MP: Madhya Pradesh 171/4 in 59 overs (Mantri 83*, Raghuwanshi 41*)

Mumbai vs UP: Mumbai 150/3 in 60 overs (Jaiswal 65*, Sarfaraz 31*)

2:50PM: Mumbai vs UP | Amol's message: Jaiswal (64&, 173b, 11x4) has continued to be patient with UP's fifth-stump ploy while Sarfaraz (31*, 44b, 4x4) has been ticking the score along as Mumbai is 150/3 off 60 overs at tea. The session has fetched Mumbai 92 runs in 27 overs for the loss of Suved Parkar, who chased one wide outside off-stump.

 

2:18PM: Mumbai vs UP | Amol: Yashasvi Jaiswal is living a charmed life and is making the most of it. Has been dropped off Ankit Rajpoot twice since lunch, first by the keeper Jurel (on 33) and then by Rinku Singh at gully (37). He completes a fifty with a single off Saurabh Kumar. 50 off 150b, 8x,4, 246m. Mumbai 115/3 in 53 overs.

2:00PM: Bengal vs MP | Update from Ayan: Bengal have committed men at catching positions and at the fence. The in-out field has made MP batters take the odd risk to score boundaries, which perhaps prompted Aditya Shrivastava to cut a short ball that was too close to his body and in the process, lose his wicket.

But Raghuwanshi has walked in with a clear intent to attack. He has used his feet against the Bengal spinners, and already has two fours and a six. Himanshu Mantri has been untroubled.

13:15PM: Bengal vs MP | update from Ayan: Akash and Mukesh began after lunch. After a brief burst, Sayan Mondal replaced Mukesh. In this pace attack, Mondal could be tipped as a potential weak link. He was expected to hold one end up while the other two attacked. But given the nature of the wicket and the overall conditions, he has barely posed any threat. That said, Himanshu Mantri and Aditya Shrivastava have an uphill task.

LUNCH BREAK SCORES

Bengal vs MP: Madhya Pradesh 75/3 in 33 overs (Mantri 38*, Shrivastava 2*)

Mumbai vs UP: Mumbai 58/2 in 33 overs (Jaiswal 29*, Parkar 17*)


12:11PM:  Mumbai vs UP |
Amol: Yashasvi Jaiswal and Suved Parkar grind through till lunch. At one point, Parkar faced 24 balls without scoring a run and it took him 41 balls for his first boundary, a backfoot punch off Saurabh Kumar. Jaiswal was equally patient against tight lines by UP pacers and Saurabh doing the holding-up job. Thanks to the duo's 34-run partnership off 114 balls, Mumbai 58/2 at lunch. Jaiswal batting on 29 (91b, 4x4) and Parkar on 17 (62b, 2x4)

12:06PM: Bengal vs MP:

 

11:33AM: Bengal vs MP | Ayan texts: The first session has seen hard graft and skill from both teams. Himanshu Mantri showed the value of staying at the wicket. Weathered the disciplined onslaught of Akash and Mukesh and is looking solid now. Shubham Sharma playing an able second fiddle. Slow moving morning.

10:44AM: Mumbai vs UP | Amol:  Mavi is rewarded for his fuller length. Armaan Jaffer tries to play across to the one that came in enough and is rapped on to the pads. 25/2 and the onus on Suved Parkar to follow up on a dream debut by bailing his team out

10:33AM: Mumbai vs UP | Here's Amol: Yash Dayal drew Prithvi Shaw forward to edge an attempted drive to the second slip in the first over. Yashasvi Jaiswal had several near-misses with the perfect length that Dayal, Rajput and Mavi have played. But Jaiswal and Armaan Jaffer have survived and now started rotating the strike. The fact that Saurabh Kumar, the left-arm spinner, was introduced in the 10th over, is enough to indicate UP has taken a punt on fielding first. 24/1 in 13 overs.

10:20AM: Bengal vs MP | Ayan comments: Bengal quicks Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep have gone predominantly full in their first spells to exploit the early movement, in the air and off the pitch. Mukesh's delivery to remove Yash Dubey seamed after coming in and struck the batter in front. The first 45 minutes have tested the MP top-order. Mantri has looked solid in defence and confident while leaving. He is on 5 but every single run of his has been greeted with a loud applause from the MP dressing room. They realise the importance of this graft against a quality pace attack.

Bengal vs MP

 

9:39AM: Prithvi Shaw falls for a three-ball duck in the first over against UP. Yash Dayal picks up the prized scalp.

9:30AM: MP openers Himanshu Mantri and Yash Dubey at the centre. Two slips and a gully in place as Mukesh Kumar runs in.

 

9:20AM: Ayan reports - "Akash Deep is letting it rip in the warm ups. Fast, full, within the stumps. Has already drawn applause from Arun Lal, who is usually a tough task master."

TOSS: Bengal vs MP: Madhya Pradesh wins the Toss, opts to bat.

Playing XIs

Bengal - Abhimanyu Easwaran (c), Abhishek Raman, Sudip Gharami, Anustup Majumdar, Manoj Tiwary, Abhishek Porel (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Sayan Mondal, Pradipta Pramanik, Akash Deep, Mukesh Kumar

Madhya Pradesh - Himanshu Mantri (wk), Yash Dubey, Shubham Sharma, Rajat Patidar, Aditya Shrivastava (c), Akshat Raghuwanshi, Saransh Jain, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Puneet Datey, Anubhav Agarwal, Gourav Yadav

TOSS: Mumbai vs UP: Uttar Pradesh wins the Toss, opts to field.

Playing XIs

Mumbai - Prithvi Shaw (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Armaan Jaffer, Suved Parkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardik Tamore (wk), Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Avasthi

UP - Karan Sharma (c), Madhav Kaushik, Samarth Singh, Priyam Garg, Rinku Singh, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Prince Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal


 

9:11AM IST: 'No Kuldeep Sen in MP's Playing XI. No Ishan Porel in Bengal's XI,' says Ayan.

TOSS updates soon. Stay tuned..

8:15AM IST: Early update from our correspondent Ayan Acharya at Alur.

 

PREVIEW

BENGAL vs MP

Bengal will hope to move one step closer to its first Ranji Trophy title in 32 years when it faces Madhya Pradesh in the semifinal of the 87th edition of India’s premier first-class competition at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur from Tuesday. - Ayan Acharya (READ FULL PREVIEW)

MUMBAI vs UP

The last time Uttar Pradesh made it to the Ranji Trophy semifinal, captain Karan Sharma, now four months shy of turning 24, was not even a teenager. None of its existing squad members were even in contention to break into its senior squad. If that makes you wonder whether its semifinal against Mumbai is going to be a lopsided clash in favour of the 41-time champion, think again. - Amol Karhadkar (READ FULL PREVIEW)

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RANJI TROPHY SEMIFINALS - SCHEDULE, VENUE, TIMINGS, WHERE TO WATCH

No.MatchVenueDatesTimingReportersTelecast/Streaming
Semifinal 1Bengal vs Madhya PradeshKSCA Cricket Ground, AlurJune 14-189:30AMAyan AcharyaDisney+ Hotstar, Star Sports network
Semifinal 2Mumbai vs Uttar PradeshJust Cricket Academy, BengaluruJune 14-189:30AMAmol KarhadkarDisney+ Hotstar