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Yadav, Kulkarni put Mumbai in control vs Orissa

Suryakumar Yadav struck a double-hundred to put Mumbai in a commanding position against Orissa on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division match played at DRIEMS Ground, Tangi here yesterday.


Suryakumar Yadav

Yadav scored his runs at blistering pace as his 200 came off 232 balls and it propelled Mumbai to 529 for eight declared in the first innings. Dhawal Kulkarni contributed 61 runs. The visitors had Orissa on the mat at 57/7 at stumps.

For Mumbai medium pacer Dhawal Kulkarni took four wickets for 17 runs from his nine overs, while Aavishkar Salvi bagged two for five runs. Zaheer Khan making a comeback bowled six overs and picked up a wicket for 20 runs.

Nehra bags six
Puneet Bisht's unbeaten century and a six-wicket haul by pacer Ashish Nehra brought Delhi back into the match against Baroda. It was a topsy-turvy day at Ferozeshah Kotla with both Baroda and Delhi having their moments. Baroda resumed the day at a promising 273 for three but collapsed to 318 all out in the first innings courtesy Nehra (6/102), who ran through their middle-order.

Meanwhile, Baroda's Irfan Pathan continued his good form with the bowl in the current season, picking up five for 82. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 19 scalps in four matches.

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