Madhya Pradesh 123 for 1 (Dubey 44*, Shubham 41*) path Mumbai 374 (Sarfaraz 134, Jaiswal 78, Yadav 4-106, Agarwal 3-81) by 251 runs
Reverse swing apart, Avasthi, the first-change bowler, impressed in brief bursts, sometimes getting the ball to rear as much as make Dubey uncomfortable, however he could not maintain it for lengthy sufficient. As spin got here on, each batters saved milking runs. Shams Mulani, simply Mumbai’s greatest bowler to date this season with 37 scalps at a median of 15.64, was significantly picked off with ease. He conceded 46 runs in 11 wicketless overs. Greater than the runs, that he could not even trigger a flutter would fear the crew administration.
The primary eight overs produced simply 10, however Sarfaraz was pleased to play himself in and mood his sport to offer bowlers the primary hour. He reined in his photographs, resisted temptation to attempt to choose off cheeky boundaries like he often does, targeted totally on enjoying orthodox cricket.
After Mulani was out second ball, Tanush Kotian barely survived, pushing, and prodding in opposition to the quick bowlers earlier than an unplayable supply bought him when Gaurav Yadav bowled him with an excellent away-swinger to flatten his off stump. Yadav, who wheeled away with none luck on the opening day, had 4 wickets to point out for his efforts by the top.
Kulkarni’s stonewall for a greater a part of an hour allowed Sarfaraz to play large photographs. He bought to a century with a lofted hit down the bottom off Kumar Kartikeya’s left-arm spin. His animated celebration thereafter had the sparse crowd, nationwide selectors and his team-mates give him a standing ovation. He added 34 runs extra however ultimately fell enjoying one large shot too many. By then, Mumbai had been in a wonderful place, leaving MP to do all of the working to attempt to stay within the sport, which they’ve.