Ranji Trophy: Services batsmen fight back after Mumbai score 454/8 declared

With the hosts getting easy runs, the frustration of Mumbai players became evident when Sachin Tendulkar, fielding at mid-on, walked upto Yashpal and told him to hurry up as the batsmen was being attended by the team's physio.

updated: January 20, 2013 19:20 IST
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New Delhi: Mumbai bowlers came out hard with an aim to defeat the weather gods in their bid to enter the final of the Ranji Trophy for the 44th time, but the bravehearts from Services batted with a lot of purpose, taking the semi-final into the reserve sixth day. (In pic: Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar while batting)

After more than 250 overs had been lost due to inclement weather and damp pitch, Services reached 164 for three in reply to Mumbai's commendable 454 for eight declared in their first innings.

While Mumbai need another seven wickets, Services require 291 runs in order to reach the summit round provided there is another short spell of shower, which can again change the script.

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