Mumbai: Abhishek Nayar compounded Baroda’s misery with an unbeaten century as formidable Mumbai posted a mammoth 524 for six in their Ranji Trophy quarter final match, here, on Monday.
Nayar’s 122 comes a day after Sachin Tendulkar (108) and Wasim Jaffer (150) helped the hosts to 272 for three on the opening day, on Sunday.
It was due to Nayar’s third century of this Ranji season that the hosts scored more than 500 runs by the end of second day’s play, at the Wankhede.
The in-form batsman scored his runs off 217 balls, striking 12 fours. He forged a 123-run partnership with Aditya Tare. At stumps, Ankeet Chavan (17) was giving Nayar company. Tare, the Mumbai wicket-keeper, was caught behind off Abhimanyu Chauhan after a well-made 64, which came off 160 balls. Resuming at 272 for three, Mumbai lost their set batsman Jaffer, who was unbeaten on 137 overnight, in the seventh over of the day.
Jaffer’s knock was laced with 18 fours and three sixes. He was bowled by Gagandeep Singh Natt, when a thick inside edge disturbed the stumps.
Baroda skipper Yusuf Pathan’s woes continued as he dropped a sitter in the first slip.
In Indore: Uttar Pradesh 134 & 138/4 (Tanmay Srivastava 54; Suraj Yadav 4/34). Services 263 (Rajat Paliwal 122; Ankit Rajpoot 5/61)
In Jamshedpur: Jharkhand 310/6 (R. Nemat 100, I. Jaggi 126 batting; S. Kaul 3/66) vs Punjab
In Mumbai: Mumbai 524/6 (Wasim Jaffer 150, Abhishek Nayar batting 122, Sachin Tendulkar 108; Murtuja Vahora 3/89) vs Baroda.
In Rajkot: Saurashtra 469 (Aarpit Vsavada 152 ..; A. Mithun 3/79, K. Gowtham 3/127). Karnataka 45/0
All matches to continue