Mumbai wilts under Tamil Nadu's spin attack on a dust bowl of a wicket to be bowled out for 141 in 48.5 overs on Day one of their Ranji Trophy tie. Rahil Shah claimed 7 for 34, his second five-for in as many matches
Chennai: Tamil Nadu were just six runs short of taking the first innings lead against Mumbai after left-arm spinner Rahil Shah ripped through the visitors' batting line-up with a seven-wicket haul on day one of the Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match here today.
Opting to bat, Mumbai wilted under the double end spin attack to be bowled out for 141 in 48.5 overs. Tamil Nadu, in reply, were 136 for 4 in 43 overs with Vijay Shankar (47*, 5x4) and Baba Aparajith (0*) in the middle at stumps.
Shreyas Iyer was the saving grace for Mumbai, with his half-century helping the team cross the 100-mark. File Pic
Shah, opening the attack, claimed two wickets in his first spell before taking five later in the day. Off spinners Suresh Kumar (2/54) and Malolan Rangarajan (1/37) were the other wicket takers.
Six of the Mumbai batsmen failed to cross the single digits, while the top order collapsed with Shreyas Iyer (50) being the exception.
Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner Rahil Shah in action against Mumbai during the Ranji Trophy match at MAC Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
Opener Aditya Tare was the first to exit making 17 runs and veteran Wasim Jaffer failed to open his account after being caught at mid off region by Baba Aparajith off Shah.
Brief scores: Mumbai 141 all out in 48.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 50; Rahil Shah 7/34). Tamil Nadu 136/4 in 43 overs
(Dinesh Karthik 43, Vijay Shankar 47).