Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Iyer smashes 79 as Mumbai record easy win

VADODARA: Shreyas Iyer’s blasting structure will be some kind of an affirmation for his establishment Delhi Daredevils as his quickfire unbeaten 79 off 49 balls helped Mumbai beat Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat by 5 wickets in a West Zone leg session of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Monday.

While it can’t be named as a retribution for the Ranji champions, Iyer will feel upbeat having hit six fours and four gigantic sixes with Mumbai pursuing down an unobtrusive focus of 132 in just 18.2 overs.

Senior master Ajinkya Rahane (25) however looked corroded amid the opening stand of 42. Rahane in certainty played 30 balls and thought that it was hard to pivot the strike.

None of the Mumbai batsmen spare Shivam Dubey (10) got the chance to twofold figures yet it was not required as Shreyas was hitting the Gujarat bowlers out of the recreation center.

Seamer Chintan Gaja (0/20 in 2 overs) and off-spinner Rujul Bhatt (2/32 in 4 overs) got some extraordinary treatment from the skilled right-hander.

Prior, 45-year-old IPL master Pravin Tambe (2/19 in 4 overs), effectively the most established dynamic cricketer in Indian household circuit at present, warmed up pleasantly for the enormous occasion. Seamer Prathamesh Dake (2/13) was the other fruitful bowler as Mumbai limited Gujarat to 131/9.

Source:- Timesofindia


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