Jaiswal He scored his first century of first-class in the quarterfinal match against Uttarakhand He was the linchpin of the game following his 41st time Ranji Trophy champions suffered a top-order breakdown.
In good form, left-handed hitter Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed a powerful hundred to take Mumbai to 260/5 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Uttar Pradesh in Mumbai on Tuesday. With a gush of enthusiasm, Jaiswal, who struck his first century of first-class cricket in the quarterfinals of the tournament against Uttarakhand was the mainstay of the innings following a 41-time Ranji Trophy champions suffered a top-order failure. Jaiswal was the focus of viewers as he took an impressive UP attack and hit 15 boundaries in his 100-ball 227.
Batted into the batting, Mumbai lost in-form skipper Prithvi Shaw (0) in the first over. He was the left-arm speedster Yash Dayal’s initial victim with the 3rd ball after being hit off the ball by Priyam Garg.
Uttar Pradesh bowlers were on top in the initial session, as they fought their fifth stump. Cricketer Shivam Mavi was rewarded as the wicket was blasted by the one-down Armaan Jaffer (10) just in front of the wickets leaving opponents in a position of difficulty at 24/2.
Then Jaiswal added 63-runs along with Saved Parkar (32) He had scored his first double-100 on debut in the quarterfinals and lifted the team from the midst.
But, it was again Dayal that broke up the team when throwing out Parkar who scored four boundaries in his sluggish strike.
Parker took a delivery wide from Dayal and handed an uncontested an edging to Saurabh Kumar at the back point in the process, as Mumbai were unable to take their 3rd wicket at 87.
A savage batter Sarfaraz Khan (40), who is in the best shape of his career, took on the task of rebuilding the Mumbai innings, along Jaiswal.
The pair combined the two in their 87-run stand for the fourth wicket while they were unable to stop their UP bowlers.
Right-handed batter Sarfaraz who scored five fours was unable to convert his initial effort into a major score and was the first off-spinner to be killed by Karan Sharma.
After Sarfaraz was injured, Jaiswal found an able all-rounder by bringing in wicket-keeper Hardik Tamore (51 not out) who played his part with perfection.
Tramore The player, part of the playing XI to take over of experienced and injured stumper Aditya Tare, reposed the faith shown by his.
However, Jaiswal for whom the first day was a part was let go shortly after he reached the three-figure mark. He was Karan Sharma’s second victim after Mumbai was unable to win half their squad for an amount of 233.
Then Tamore the batsman, who hit six boundaries and one max during his completely unbeaten 74-ball innings as well as the all-rounder Shams Mulani (10 not out) made sure that Mumbai was not able to lose another wicket and was unbeaten even after stumps had been drawn.
In UP, Dayal (2/35) and Sharma (2/39) were the most popular bowlers.
Short Scores Mumbai 265/5 (Yashasvi Jaiswal 100 ), Hardik Tamore 51 is not out Yash Dayal, 2/35)
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