Ranji Trophy: Mumbai in trouble against MP as 16 wickets fall on day 1

Indore: As many as 16 wickets fell on the opening day with Mumbai finding themselves in a spot of bother at 74 for six in their first innings in reply to Madhya Pradesh’s 240 all out in a Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.

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Opting to bat after wining the toss, Madhya Pradesh did not have the best of outing as only Harpreet Singh (59) made a significant score before the hosts were bowled out for 240 in 75.1 overs.

Off-spinner Ankush Jaiswal sparkled on his first-class debut picking up four wickets for 63 runs, while pacer Shardul Thakur (2/42) and left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar (2/59) scalped two wickets apiece.

In reply, Mumbai dished out a terrible display with the bat to be reduced to 74 for six in just 21 overs at stumps on the opening day. 

Openers Jay Bista (27) and Akhil Herwadkar (17) got starts before being dismissed.

At the close of play, Nikhil Patil was unbeatn on 10 along side Iqbal Abdulla, who is yet to open his account.

Jalaj Saxena (3/32) and Ankit Sharma (3/39) picked up three wickets each for Madhya Pradesh.

Brief Scores:
Madhya Pradesh: 240 all out in 75.1 overs (Harpreet Singh 59; Ankush Jaiswal 4/63). Mumbai: 74 for six in 21 overs (Jay Bista 27; Jalaj Saxena 3/32, Ankit Sharma 3/39).