Chennai, Jan 21: Tamil Nadu were just six runs short of taking the first innings lead against Mumbai after left arm spinner Rahil Shah ripped through the visitors' batting line-up with a seven-wicket haul on day one of the Ranji Trophy Group A match here today.
Opting to bat, Mumbai wilted under the double end spin attack to be bowled out for 141 in 48.5 overs. Tamil Nadu in reply were 136 for 4 in 43 overs with Vijay Shankar (47 not out, 5x4) and Baba Aparajith (0 not out) in the middle at stumps.
Shah, opening the attack, claimed two wickets in his first spell before taking five later in the day. Offspinners Suresh Kumar (2/54) and Malolan Rangarajan (1/37) were the other wicket takers. Six of the Mumbai batsmen failed to cross the single digits, while the top order collapsed with Shreyas Iyer (50) being the exception.
Opener Aditya Tare was the first to exit making 17 runs and veteran Wasim Jaffer failed to open his account after being caught at mid off region by Baba Aparajith off Shah.
Brief scores: Mumbai 141 all out in 48.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 50; Rahil Shah 7/34). Tamil Nadu 136/4 in 43 overs (Dinesh Karthik 43, Vijay Shankar 47).