Skipper Prithvi Shaw blazed his way to an unbeaten 185 off just 123 balls as Mumbai stormed into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a crushing nine-wicket win over Saurashtra. Meanwhile, UP reached the semi-final too with their 46-run win over Delhi.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Mumbai trounce Himachal by 200 runs; Saurashtra enter quarter-final despite loss
Thanks to Shardul's hitting, Mumbai crossed the 300-run mark, but Tare's patient knock was equally important as he anchored the innings and supported the aggressors.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Prerak Mankad's smashing 174 helps Saurashtra beat Chandigarh; Uttarakhand down Mizoram
The win helped Saurashtra consolidate their lead with 16 points, four clear of Chandigarh to close in on a quarterfinal spot.
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Saurashtra, Chandigarh register hat-trick of wins; Uttarakhand, Assam win in Plate Group
Saurashtra currently lead the Elite Group E table on the basis of net run rate.
Saurashtra are placed in Elite Group E for the national one-day championship, along with Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Bengal, Chandigarh and Services and will be playing their matches in Kolkata.
India's domestic season is set to resume with the 2020-21 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy, beginning on 10th January.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy begins from 10 January and Saurashtra is placed in Elite Group D along with Services, Vidarbha, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Karnataka, Saurashtra among state units asking for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to be postponed to January
The BCCI had recently asked the state units to share their preferences from the four options that were given to them, which included either holding only Ranji Trophy or the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Jaydev Shah, president of Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA), said initially they are planning to have the camp with Rajkot-based cricketers at their Khandheri Stadium.
Sheldon Jackson says a 1000-run season with Puducherry could get more attention than what he did at Saurashtra
Having represented Saurashtra across age groups over an 18-year period, Jackson said it was time to explore new avenues as a professional cricketer.
Sheldon Jackson quits Saurashtra after nine years, to play for Puducherry in next Ranji Trophy season
Jackson made his debut for Saurashtra in 2011 and scored 5634 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 49.42, including 19 hundreds and 27 half-centuries.
Pujara said he is thankful to Dravid for teaching him how to keep personal and professional lives separate.
Cheteshwar Pujara practices in nets with Saurashtra teammates three months after first Ranji Trophy win
Pujara has been training at his academy, located in the outskirts of Rajkot, alongside Unadkat, batsman Arpit Vasavada and medium pacer Prerak Mankad.
Pujara was one of the elite Indian sportspersons who attended the video call held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss ways to fight the coronavirus
'I never play that kind of a shot. I still rue it, I wonder how it happened. Once I am set, I never give my wicket away', the mistimed pull in Christchurch still rankles Pujara.
'Maybe BCCI is not happy with my performance, I accept that as a professional', says Sanjay Manjrekar on commentary panel exit
One of the most accomplished voices among Indian experts, Manjrekar, who got embroiled in controversies in recent years for some of his views on air, was axed from the BCCI's commentary panel for the South Africa series recently.
Former Test batsman and noted commentator Sanjay Manjrekar's absence from the BCCI's world feed commentary panel for the recent ODI series against South Africa has raised quite a few eyebrows.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 takeaways: Jaydev Unadkat inspires Saurashtra, campaign to forget for past champions and more
The bridesmaids have their own hour, at long last. Saurashtra – thrice runners-up in the previous seven seasons – were crowned Ranji Trophy champions for the first time in independent India.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: With Jaydev Unadkat as the engine, cohesive Saurashtra deliver on their promise
As far as inspirational skippers go, Unadkat is right up there. Looking at him now, at his confidence in his abilities, it’s hard to believe that this is the same person who debuted disastrously for India in the Centurion Test in 2010.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Jaydev Unadkat's fearless captaincy, newcomers chipping in highlights of Saurashtra's title win
Saurashtra had become a force to reckon with over the past 10 years and the final that they won on Friday was their fourth in eight season