Natraj Behera's back-to-back tons help Odisha prevent Mumbai from winning

Natraj Behera, who hit 130 in the first innings, once again showed good application as he rescued his team by scoring an unbeaten 127 off 218 deliveries, laced with 17 fours and three sixes.

updated: December 17, 2013 19:28 IST
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Mumbai: Forced to follow on, Odisha fought hard to earn a draw against Mumbai as Natraj Behera (in pic) scored his second century of the match on the fourth and final day of their Group A Ranji Trophy tie in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The visitors, who resumed on 115 for two in their second innings, 130 runs behind Mumbai's first innings total of 501, batted sensibly to deny the hosts an outright win.

At stumps on day four, Odisha were 356 for five with Natraj and Sujit Lenka (0 not out) on the crease.

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