Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai rides on Lad ton

Siddhesh Lad slammed a magnificent hundred (129) as Mumbai beat Gujarat by 41 runs in the Group C clash on Tuesday.

Gujarat bowlers couldn’t handle the onslaught of the Mumbai top order, led by Siddhesh Lad, who scored 129 off 125 balls comprising 11 fours and four sixes.   -  VIJAY SONEJI

 

Mumbai continued its winning streak with a 41-run victory against Gujarat in the Group C fixture of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Tuesday.

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Opting to bowl first, Gujarat bowlers couldn’t handle the onslaught of the Mumbai top order, led by Siddhesh Lad — who scored 129 off 125 balls comprising 11 fours and four sixes — and Aditya Tare (51 off 56). Shubham Ranjane’s cameo (22 off 13) took Mumbai past the 300-run mark.

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Ishwar Chaudhary (3/46) was the only bowler who troubled the likes of Lad and Tare.

Chasing 318, Gujarat started on a positive note with skipper Priyank Panchal scoring 89 off 96 balls (seven fours and two sixes) and Bhargav Merai, who tightened the middle order with a 63-ball 64 (three fours).

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Gujarat lost the last six wickets for 73 runs to be eventually wrapped up for 276.

Rookie seamer Royston Dias finished with figures of 4/64.

Brief scores: Mumbai 317/8 (S Lad 129; I Chaudhary 3/46) beat Gujarat 276 (P Panchal 89; R Dias 4/64) by 41 runs

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