Shreyas Iyer hammers unbeaten 103 as Mumbai beat Maharashtra by six wickets in Vijay Hazare

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Shreyas Iyer

Mumbai rode on skipper Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten 103 to beat Maharashtra by six wickets of their Elite Group D recreation of the Vijay Hazare Trophy right here on Tuesday.

This was Mumbai’s second successive win after they’d crushed Delhi within the lung-opener. Opting to bat first, Maharashtra posted 279/9, with centuries from Yash Nahar (119) and Azim Kazi (104) regardless of skilled Mumbai pacer Dhawal Kulkarni (5/44) working by means of their top-order.

Nevertheless it was Iyer, who anchored the Mumbai chase and noticed them dwelling in 47.2 overs. Maharashtra skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad (19) couldn’t convert his begin and was trapped in entrance of the wicket by Kulkarni.

Kulkarni then wreaked havoc as he dismissed Naushad Shaikh (zero), skilled Kedar Jadhav (5) and Ankit Bawane (zero) in fast succession as Maharashtra was reeling at 38/four in eight.5 overs.

Nonetheless, Nahar and quantity six batsman Kazi had different plans they usually not solely pulled the staff out of the difficulty however took them to a good place with their 214 run-stand for the fifth wicket.

Nahar struck seven fours and sixes maximums in his 133 balls knock, whereas Kazi performed the proper second fiddle, because the duo took on the Mumbai bowlers led by India speedster Shardul Thakur (1/57), who performed the sport after being launched from India squad.

Kazi hammered 12 boundaries and two sixes in his 118-balls innings. When Nahar was run out by Shams Mulani, Maharashtra was poised at 6/264 after which have been in a position so as to add solely 15 runs.

Chasing 280, Mumbai openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (40) and Prithvi Shaw (34) conjured 67 for the primary wicket.

Iyer, who walked in at three, was in his parts and hammered 9 boundaries and one six, in his uneaten knock and after Jaiswal perished, he discovered in a position companions in Suryakumar Yadav (29), Shivam Dube (47) as they performed their roles to perfection.

Dube took the sport away from Maharashtra, along with his hitting, smashing 5 fours and a six, and took Mumbai on the cusp of a win. The formalities have been accomplished by Iyer alongside Sarfaraz Khan (15 not out).

Transient Scores: Maharashtra 279/9 (Yash Nahar 119, Azim Kazi 104; Dhawal Kulkarni 5/44, Shardul Thakur 1/57) misplaced to Mumbai 280/four (Shreyas Iyer 103 not out, Shivam Dube 47; Satyajeet Bachhav three/59) by six wickets.

Delhi 354/four (Nitish Rana 137, Dhruv Shorey 132; Sagar Trivedi 2/66) beat Pondicherry 175 (S Suresh Kumar 42; Kulwant Khejroliya four/32, Pradeep Sangwan 2/27) by 179 runs.

Rajasthan 199 (Mahipal Lomror 67, Arjit Gupta 45; Rishi Dhawan 6/27, Vaibhav Arora 1/24) misplaced to Himachal Pradesh 201/6 (Rishi Dhawan 73 not out, Prashant Chopra 39; A Singh 2/46, Ravi Bishnoi 2/60) by 4 wickets.

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