Lahli (Haryana), Oct 29 (IANS) The Lahli crowd could not have asked for more. Not only did Sachin Tendulkar score his final fifty in the Ranji Trophy, he also put Mumbai in a winning position against Haryana at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium here Tuesday.
Mumbai were 201 for six at stumps on day three, needing another 39 runs on a tricky surface to secure a famous win. Tendulkar (55 not out) was the lone specialist batsman remaining with Dhawal Kulkarni (6 not out) holding fort at the other end.
Haryana, who started day three at 224 for nine, could only add 17 runs to their second innings score, setting the mighty Mumbai a tough target. Zaheer Khan and Vishal Dabholkar bagged four wickets each for the visitors.
Mumbai were off to a bad start in their chase, losing Wasim Jaffer in the second over. Kaustubh Pawar (40) and Ajinkya Rahane (40) steadied the ship before Tendulkar took over the task.
At Rohtak: Haryana 134 all out and 241 all (Sunny Singh 63, Rahul Dewan 44; Zaheer Khan 4/62, Vishal Dabholkar 4/54) vs Mumbai 136 all out (Ajinkya Rahane 51, Dhawal Kulkarni 25 not out; Joginder Sharma 5/16, Mohit Sharma 2/36) and 201 for 6 (Pawar 47, Rahane 40, Tendulkar 55 not out; Sharma 2/65).
At Jamshedpur: Jharkhand vs Delhi – No play
At Mohali: Odisha 205 all out (Govind Podder 42, Girija Rout 38; Harbhajan Singh 6/54, Sandeep Sharma 2/49) and 110 for 2 (Behera 42 not out, Podder 52 not out) vs Punjab 560 for six decl. (Taruwar Kohli 144, Mandeep Singh 175, Amitoze Singh 56 not out, Harbhajan Singh 49 not out; Dhiraj Singh 2/125, Deepak Behera 2/108).
At Nagpur: Vidarbha 85 all out and 218 all out (Fazal 77, Shirvastava 56; Dhurv 5/21) vs Gujarat 304 (Smit Patel 73, Parthiv Patel 65; Shrikant Wagh 4/71, Sumit Ruikar 3/49). Gujarat won by an innings and one run.