Skipper Lad does a Pujara: Rescues Mumbai from a certain collapse in the Ranji Trophy’18

Siddhesh lad’s batting is 9 out of 10 times solid like a war tank and you can rely on him when chips are down. Siddhesh who is also a Mumbai Indians player in the ongoing Ranji match showed that he is the “crisis man’ stepping in when Mumbai lost 4 quick wickets.

Mumbai after opting to bowl first at Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune received a 1st innings trail of 352 runs on the back of opener Swapnil’s 101. Mumbai team who were cruising at one point were all off a sudden from 143/2 to 181/5 losing quick wickets. Skipper Lad who was batting at no.3 anchored the innings and batted with the wagged tail scoring a crucial 93 off 180 balls (13 fours, 1 six) while Shubham Ranjane who came at no.7 supported skipper as well as his team with an unbeaten 54*to take Mumbai to a respectable total of 273 runs in their 1st innings.

Maharashtra batting in their 2nd innings have a lead of 187 runs with 5 wkts in hand while the match where Mumbai was about to lose its plot is now evenly poised.

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