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Ranji Trophy: Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare put Mumbai in driver's seat vs MP

Cuttack: Suryakumar Yadav and Aditya Tare helped Mumbai amass a 429-run lead against Madhya Pradesh on Day three of the Ranji Trophy semifinal here on Monday.

Yadav (97*) and Tare (90*) had taken Mumbai to 285 for three in their second innings after the bowlers, led by Balwinder Singh Sandhu Jr, did well to dismiss Madhya Pradesh for 227 in their first essay.

Forty-time champions Mumbai, who had made 371 in their first innings, are well on their way to add to their record tally in the five-day semifinal.

Madhya Pradesh, beginning the day at 197 for five, lost Naman Ojha, who was out for for an overnight 79 . Ankit Dane (44) too could not add much to his overnight score as the last five wickets fell for 30 runs.

Medium pacer Sandhu starred with five wickets and was well supported by Abhishek Nayar (3/56).

Mumbai then made Madhya Pradesh pay with the bat. Shreyas Iyer made an entertaining 58 off 46 balls before Yadav and Tare forged an unbeaten 190-run stand for the fourth wicket. Yadav collected 18 fours and Tare 15 as they put their team in the driver's seat.

Brief scores: Mumbai 371 and 285/3 (Aditya Tare 90, Suryakumar Yadav 97). Madhya Pradesh 227 all out.

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