Mannu scores century as Himachal holds Mumbai to a draw

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Dharamsala, Dec 20 (UNI) A well deserved century by A Mannu helped Himachal score 430 in their second innings as their four day Ranji Trophy Super League Group A match against Mumbai ended in a draw here today.

With this draw, defending champions Mumbai gained three points while hosts Himachal picked up a single point. Mumbai are now third on the point table behind Saurashtra and Delhi with 18 points from their six mathes. Himachal, with five points, are languishing at second from bottom.

Resuming at their overnight score of 236 for five, Himachal put up a spirited performance as A Mannu (103) led the lower-order fightback. He was ably supported by Sarandeep Singh as the duo put up 91 for the seventh wicket.

After Mannu was dismissed by Nayar, A Thakur was joined by V Malik at the crease. The two tailenders frustuated the Mumbai bowlers for long periods before Malik was caught out off the bowling of S Kukreja, just two runs short of a well deserved century.

Mumbai, needing 275 to win, started their second innings on a disastrous note when opener Kukreja was dismissed with just five runs on the board.

A Rahane and V Indulkar then played out the remaining overs as Mumbai finished with 65 from 17 overs.

Mumbai (1st innings): 370 Himachal Pradesh (1st innings) : 214 Himachal Pradesh (2nd innings) (following on) M Gupta lbw b Abdulla 53 H Dogra c&b Powar 47 Sangram Singh b Powar 0 Sandeep Sharma lbw b Abdulla 8 P Dogra batting 50 M Bisla lbw b Hussain 19 A Mannu batting 42 Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 4, nb 5) 17 Total (in 87 overs) 236 for 5 Fall of wickets: 1/76 2/78 3/107 4/126 5/155 Bowling: A Agarkar 5.2-1-12-0, M Hussain 8.4-0-43-1, A Nayar 27-3-58-0, R Powar 25-3-67-2, I Abdulla 19-10-32-2 R Sharma 2-0-16-0 Himachal Pradesh (2nd innings) (following on) M Gupta lbw b Abdulla 53 H Dogra c&b Powar 47 Sangram Singh b Powar 0 Sandeep Sharma lbw b Abdulla 8 P Dogra b Hussain 51 M Bisla lbw b Hussain 19 A Mannu b Nayar 103 Sarandeep Singh lbw b Nayar 26 Bhatia c Samant b Nayar 0 A Thakur not out 46 V Malik c sub b Kukreja 48 Extras (b 8, lb 9, w 6, nb 6) 29 Total (in 164.2 overs) 430 all out Fall of wickets : 1/76, 2/78, 3/107, 4/126, 5/155, 6/239, 7/330, 8/330, 9/351, 10/430 Bowling : A Agarkar 5.2-1-12-0, M Hussain 25.4-3-93-2, A Nayar 43-11-79-3, R Powar 41-8-105-2, I Abdulla 38-18-81-2, R Sharma 6-0-24-0, A Muzumdar 5-1-19-0, S Kukreja 0.2-0-0-1 Mumbai (2nd innings) : S Kukreja c P Dogra b Malik 1 A Rahane not out 18 V Indulkar not out 39 Extras (b 4, lb 1, nb 2) 7 Total (in 17 overs) 65 for 1 Fall of wickets : 1/5 Bowling : A Thakur 7-2-19-0, V Malik 5-2-11-1, M Bisla 2-0-12-0, M Gupta 1-0-5-0, H Dogra 1-0-9-0, Sandeep Sharma 1-0-3-0 UNI

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