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Monday , December 24 , 2012
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Mumbai in driving seat

Indore: Satyam Choudhary remained unbeaten on 73 as Madhya Pradesh reached 191 for five in reply to Mumbai’s first innings score of 304 in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter at the Holkar Stadium here on Sunday.

Satyam and former India Colts player Harpreet Singh (26 batting, 5x4) added 37 runs for the unbroken sixth wicket stand when stumps were drawn. Satyam hit 11 boundaries in his undefeated knock and hosts now need 114 runs to surpass Mumbai’s first innings total.

Discarded pace spearhead Zaheer Khan didn’t look menacing enough as he bowled 17 overs to take the wicket of rival captain Devendra Bundela who was bowled for eight.

India A players Naman Ojha and Jalaj Saxena also didn’t get many runs although the former looked in great touch as he smashed six fours in his 26-run knock.

Mumbai captain Ajit Agarkar was the most successful bowler taking two for 43. Iqbal Abdulla, Abhishek Nayar and Zaheer got the other wickets.

Summarised Scores

Group A

In Hyderabad: Hyderabad 337. Railways 145/2 (S. Bangar 43 batting)

In Indore: Mumbai 304 (K. Pawar 111; I. Pandey 6/54). Madhya Pradesh 191/5

In Jaipur: Rajasthan 299. Saurashtra 213/7 (K. Makvana 54 batting)

In Valsad: Gujarat 266. Punjab 227/7 (U. Kaul 63 batting)

Group B

In Chennai: Uttar Pradesh 392. Tamil Nadu 149/6 (A. Murtaza 4/64)

In Hubli: Haryana 587/9 decl. Karnataka 11/0

In Pune: Baroda 362. Maharashtra 131/3 (H. Khadiwale 69 batting)

Group C

In Agartala: Tripura 170/5 (A. Dey 75 batting) vs Goa

In Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir 175 & 16/3 (R. Dhawan 2/6). Himachal Pradesh 189

In Malappuram: Jharkhand 120 & 37/2. Kerala 325 (V. Jagadeesh 138, R. Fernandez 111)

All matches to continue