Ranji Trophy: Iqbal Abdulla, Jay Bista bag fifers as Mumbai thrash Jharkhand

Mysore: Favourites Mumbai on Saturday inflicted a crushing 395-run defeat on Jharkhand to enter the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy tournament with left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla and part-time off-spinner Jay Bista helping themselves to five-wicket hauls.

Iqbal Abdulla
Iqbal Abdulla

Mumbai are set to meet Madhya Pradesh in the semi-final, who will be completing the formalities against Bengal on the final day today.

Needing a near impossible 490 runs to win, Jharkhand were shot out for 94 in only 42.4 overs after starting the fourth day at 28 for one.

The day's play didn't even last a full session as it required 29.4 overs for Abdulla (5-35 in 16 overs) and Bista (5-16 in 6.4 overs) to win it for the 40-time champions, who are looking all set to make it 41 this time round. — PTI

Brief scores
Mumbai 416 & 245 (S Iyer 81, A Nayar 43; S Quadri 5-62) beat Jharkhand 172 & 94 (S Gautam 27, Virat Singh 26; J Bista 5-16, I Abdulla 5-35)
by 395 runs

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