Top cricket match prediction: Ranji Trophy: Vaibhav and Himmat frustrate Mumbai, give Delhi lead in first innings

With their backs to the wall, Derry have put up their strongest resistance so far this season. Ranji Trophy against Mumbai at Arun Jaitley Stadium Much of his second day of his contest was spent laying the groundwork for a first-time lead. Delhi finished the day on his 316/7.

His 195 (343b) credible partnership between Baibav Lawal (114, 195b, 16×4) and Himat Singh (85, 167b, 7×4, 2×6) saw Mumbai fall behind and recover in the second half. I had to do a lot. scramble.

As on the first day, the fast bowler got a new ball and a talking ball in his first hour of the morning. And as expected, Delhi came under pressure with some early wickets. Vaibhav and Himmat, however, continued to block and drop supplies, sometimes being beaten, but managed to get back on track by mid-afternoon.

Tired fast bowlers rested and made hay, comfortably milking spinners Sham Mulani and Tanoush Kotian.

Vivabu scored faster than his partner in the second half of the partnership. After being passive for most of the day, he entertained the sparse gathering of the night with a nice punch. Nearing a century, it didn’t take long for him to hit a landmark, driving Mulani for a four and pulling pacemaker Tushar Deshpande for a four (the ball hit a deep square leg in front of the diving fielder). Two overs later, the same bowler hit three fours in a row, all in short delivery. Boundary, who made him 93, was his edge at the top, but his next two shots after Boundary were pull-hit shots.

Deshpande appeared to have the last laugh when Vivabu headed the ball again with a chip and was caught by the wicketkeeper, but it was a no-ball.

Himat also played his shot. He hit the half-century with his six from Murani — an inside-out loft drive — and followed up with another fighting his punch with boundaries. Later, as he was coming down the road to Murani, he was hit by a sharp turn and was at a loss.

It finally paid off for Murani, who struggled and had little to show for his efforts. He couldn’t upset his two hitters on the regular line. It was the right length on the off-stamp, turning right and away from left-handers. Also, for a while he took a negative line. Mumbai had to resort to such tactics to make a difference.

It was different from the first session where Deshpande and his Mohit Avasthi were relentless. An in-form Dhruv Shorey played a few shots and surpassed 800 runs for the season, but could not handle an inswinger from Avasthi and started bowling. Nitish Rana also got a little dizzy before chasing a point. Hrithik Shokeen (45, 60b, 9×4) showed skill before being caught by Deshpande’s short on his ball, daring to stay before he too went, proving he was an unlikely savior. bottom.

Brief scores:  Delhi 316 for 7 (Rawal 114, Himmat 85) leads  Mumbai 293 by 23 runs

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