Rajkot: Riding on an unbeaten century by Aditya Tare and a couple of half-century knocks, Mumbai reached a massive 306 for two against Saurashtra at the end of the first day’s play of their Ranji Trophy Group A match.
At stumps, Tare was not out on 122 and giving him company at the other end was Rohit Sharma on 72.
Electing to bat, Mumbai got off to a fabulous start with opening partnership between Wasim Jaffer and Tare yielding 135 runs.
Jaffer was the first one to depart when Saurya Sanandiya provided Saurashtra the breakthrough. He scored a fine 79 off 116 balls, studded with 11 fours and a six.
After his departure, Tare continued in the company of Ajinkya Rahane (24) before the latter’s stay at the crease was cut short by Kamlesh Makvana.
Thereafter, Saurashtra bowlers toiled hard but the visitors held fort to deny them any more wickets on the day.
When stumps were drawn, Tare had already spent 369 minutes in the middle, facing 262 balls, and hit 18 boundaries and a six.
While Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 72 off 110 balls, laced with seven fours and three sixes.
Mumbai: 306 for two in 90 overs (Aditya Tare 122, Wasim Jaffer 79, Rohit Sharma batting 72; Saurya Sanandiya 1/56).
Kerala vs Tripura: Kerala first innings: 275 for five in 87 overs (Rohan Prem 105 batting, Abhishek Hegde 36; Timir Chandra 3/47).
Hyderabad vs Bengal: Hyderabad first innings: 115 all out; 37.1 overs (K Sumanth 25, Ahmed Qadri 20; Mohammad Shami Ahmed 4/36, Veer Pratap Singh 3/31).
Bengal first innings: 79 for eight; 38 overs (Arindam Das 37 batting, Sudip Chatterjee 20; Ashish Reddy 5/30, Anwar Ahmed 3/30). Match to continue.
Jharkhand vs Andhra Pradesh: Jharkhand 1st innings: 153 for six in 71 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 73 not out, Shiv Gautam 28 not out; Syed Sahabuddin 3/31).
Delhi vs Maharashtra : Delhi 60 for 3 (Fallah 2-23) trail Maharashtra 196 (Bawne 58, Narwal 3-35) by 136 runs.