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Ranji Highlights: Rahane, Mulani prop up Mumbai


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After a duck in the first innings, Ajinkya Rahane scored a handy 56, joining hands with Sarfaraz Khan (48) to help Mumbai extend their lead to 158 at stumps. Shams Mulani's all-round performance stood out still batting on 49 with Tanush Kotian (57*) with the pair sharing a 114-run stand as Mumbai ended the day on 322/7 against Goa.

Top batting performances

Kumar Suraj and Md Nazim scored brilliant centuries in Guwahati to extend Jharkhand's lead to 315 at stumps after Delhi had them reduced to 67 for 4 at one stage. Nazim, who fell for 110 just on the brink of stumps, joined hands with Suraj, who remained unbeaten on 129, to add 186 for the fifth wicket to revive Jharkhand.

Maharashtra were kept afloat on the back of a century from Naushad Shaikh, who revived the innings with skipper Ankit Bawne with a 184-run stand. That said, Maharashtra still trail Vidarbha by 322 with the game headed towards a draw with three sessions left. Aditya Sarwate picked up all the four Maharashtra wickets to fall on the day.

Al Bashid Muhammed's 150, Johnson Singh's 95 and K Priyojit Singh's unbeaten 50 helped Manipur set Mizoram a massive 450-plus target to chase. After being bowled out for 197 in their first innings, a spectacular revival in the second innings put Manipur in control going into the final day, needing 10 wickets for a win.

Chetan Bisht remained unbeaten on 155 as Nagaland piled on a massive 536/7 before declaring. The bowlers then reduced Arunachal Pradesh to 199/5 on the third day, leaving them trailing by 121 with three sessions to play, putting themselves in pole position.

Atit Seth (59) and Bhargav Bhatt's (75) fifties helped Baroda to a commanding first innings score of 517, but a 164-run stand from Chandigarh openers Arslan Khan (72) and Harnoor Singh (86) kept them at bay.

Sikkim skipper C Kranthi Kumar scored a mammoth 269, batting with Ashish Thapa (100*) who added 235 against Bihar with the game headed towards a draw.

Top bowling performances

Anubhav Agarwal's five-wicket haul helped bowl out Meghalaya for 137 as Madhya Pradesh picked up a big innings-and-301-run win in Rajkot.

Yash Dayal and Ankeet Rajpoot's four-wicket hauls helped bowl out Assam for just 120, leaving UP with just 112 to win. All UP needed were 38.1 overs to chase down the target to pick up a six-wicket win in Rohtak.

Mayank Dagar followed up on his five-wicket haul in the first innings with a four-fer in the second to help bowl Tripura out for 133 to give Himachal Pradesh a win by an innings and 30 runs within three days. After managing 202 in their first innings, Tripura fell wel short of Himachal's 365.

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