Replying to Mumbai's mammoth score of 483 was always going to be a difficult task for Railways. And rightly so, Sanjay Bangar's team was shot out for 256 runs in the first innings of the Ranji Trophy opening tie at the Karnail Singh Stadium track on Saturday.

Mumbai's Ramesh Powar took 3-76 against Railways. File Pic

Ramesh Powar (3-76) and Ankeet Chavan (3-34) were the chief wreckers for Mumbai. Asked to follow-on, the railway men were 121 for two with former UP opener Shivakant Shukla fighting it out with a gutsy unbeaten 64 on Day Three. Hosts' Railways still require 106 runs to make visitors bat again. Bangar was the top scorer for Railways in the first innings, scoring 89.

Raina scores double ton
Meanwhile, Suresh Raina hit a blistering unbeaten double hundred (204) to help Uttar Pradesh reach a commanding position against Punjab. Responding to hosts' 350, UP scored 596 for five before declaring and then took two wickets in Punjab's second innings. Harbhajan Singh went wicketless and gave away 92 runs in 28 overs.