Ranji Trophy 2016-17 final, Day 1 Review: Prithvi Shaw and Yadav ensure that Mumbai avoid collapse

Ranji Trophy 2016-17 final, Day 1 Review: Prithvi Shaw and Yadav ensure that Mumbai avoid collapse

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Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Prithvi Shaw smashed an impressive 71 on the day as he batted in tandem with Suryakumar Yadav to help prevent a collapse and ensure that the Mumbai side reached 228 in their first innings. However, Shaw had a bad time while fielding in the slips when he put down Samit Gohel on the bowling of Shardul Thakur. However, as many state this can certainly be forgiven following the innings he played.

The Gujarat bowlers were well and truly in their element as RP Singh struck early on in the innings by trapping Akhil Herwadkar leg before initially. While Herwadkar has certainly been one of the better openers for the Mumbaikars in recent times, there was a certain solace in the fact that he was dealt an unplayable delivery initially by RP Singh.

Shreyas Iyer, a player long tipped to be one of the game-changers in recent times was also not allowed to get his way when it came to batting on the day. Cintan Gaja’s first wicket was that of Iyer, but he wouldn’t get his next wicket until Suryakumar Yadav’s loss in concentration.

After the lunch interval, it was Aditya Tare who immediately lost his wicket when a wild swing sought out Rujul Bhatt in the deep. While Siddesh Lad and Suryakumar Yadav were brewing a partnership, it was once again Chintan Gaja who would get his wicket on the day when Harshal Patel completed the catch once again in the deep.

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These wickets cracked a severe dent in proceedings as Abhishek Nayar was the next one to make amends with the ball. The all-rounder smashed an impressive 35 and was also the last wicket to fall on the day. Rujul Bhatt was brought in the final few overs of the day as the wickets continued to tumble. Balwinder Sandhu and Shardul Thakur were both dismissed in quick succession as Bhatt was having an impressive time with the ball.

However, it was Rush Kalaria who managed to impress and take the wicket of Abhishek Nayar who eventually concluded his innings on 35.

Gujarat’s innings got off to a terrible start when Samit Gohel nicked one to first slip. However, fortune favored him this time around as he was put down by Prithvi Shaw in the slips thus bringing to an end what was an entertaining day’s play.

Brief Scores:

Mumbai, 1st innings: 228 all out (P Shaw 71; R Bhatt 2/5)

Gujarat, 1st innings: 2/0 (S Gohel 2*)