Mumbai’s Rahane, Muzumdar pile agony on Delhi bowlers

November 16th, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane and Amol Muzumdar struck centuries to put Mumbai in a strong position against defending champions Delhi on the first day of the Super League Group ‘A’ Ranji Trophy match here Sunday.Rahane (151) and Majumdar (78) with an unfinished stand of 207-run for the third wicket took the visitors to 279 for two at stumps at the Ferozshah Kotla here.

The duo played fluently as none of the Delhi bowlers could trouble them.

Mumbai, after electing to bat first, started cautiously as Delhi used the morning conditions well.

Opener Sahil Kukreja (10) was the first to leave, caught behind off Parvinder Awana.

Skipper Wasim Jaffer (29) added 49 runs with Rahane before giving his wicket to Sumit Narwal.

Muzumdar and Rahane came together with the score reading 72 for two. They steadied the ship and as the day progressed piled agony on the bowlers.

Rahane, who is in fine form and also played a big knock in the last match against Gujarat, displayed strokes all around the wicket. He hit 22 fours in his 245-ball stay. Muzumdar’s 78 off 163 balls had nine fours.

Brief scoreboard:
Mumbai 279 (Ajinkya Rahane batting 151, Amol Muzumdar batting 78; Sumit Narwal 32-1)

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