Varun Aaron amongst the wickets as Mumbai eke out draw against Jharkhand

When stumps were drawn finally, Mumbai had lost five of their top-order batsmen with 115 runs on board. At point of time the hosts were in deep trouble at 78 for five in the 44th over with Varun Aaron taking two wickets.

updated: December 09, 2013 20:38 IST
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Mumbai: Having conceded the vital first innings lead to minnows Jharkhand, champions Mumbai had no other option but to fight for a draw which they did successfully after surviving anxious moments in their Ranji Trophy Group A game in Mumbai on Monday.

Placed at the bottom of table Jharkhand, overnight 176 for five in the second innings after taking a first innings lead of 86, delayed the declaration as they wanted Ishank Jaggi to complete his century after he was unbeaten on 51 on the third evening on Sunday.

The visitors finally declared at 278 for seven, Jaggi's contribution being 103 not out in 217 minutes, 41 minutes to lunch, but this delay calling off their their innings robbed Jharkhand bowlers of some valuable time with Mumbai needing a stiff target of 365 in 64 overs for a win.

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