Ranji Trophy QFs: Mumbai in command vs Delhi as Herwadkar strikes maiden ton

Cuttack: Opener Akhil Herwadkar struck his maiden first-class century to take Mumbai to 376 for seven in their second innings at stumps on the third and penultimate day of their quarterfinal match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here today.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Pic/Suresh KK

Herwadkar made 161 off 272 balls with the help of 25 boundaries and three sixes, while Shreyas Iyer scored 82 off 124 balls (8x4s, 2/6s) to hand Mumbai 366 runs overall lead with three wickets and one full days play remaining.

Siddesh Lad (41) was the not out batsman at the crease when stumps were drawn. Manan Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi in Mumbai's second essay picking up four wickets for 89 runs. Earlier, Delhi took the vital first innings lead yesterday.

Replying to Mumbai's paltry 156, Delhi to witnessed a batting slump but just somehow managed to overwhelm the opposition score before being bowled out for 166 in 54 overs. Veteran Virender Sehwag top-scored for Delhi with a fulent 49 before being run out.

Pacer Shardul Thakur scalped five wickets for Mumbai giving away 54 runs.

Brief Scores:
Mumbai: 156 and 376/7 in 119.4 overs (Aditya Tare 23, Akhil Herwadkar 52 no out; Pradeep Sangwan 1-16)
Delhi: 166 in 54 overs (Virender Sehwag 49, Shivam Sharma 30; Shardul Thakur 5-54).

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