The final match of Ranji Trophy 2024 is being played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, the teams of Mumbai and Vidarbha are face to face. The Mumbai team is playing its 48th final and is eyeing the 42nd title. In this final match, after the end of two days of play, the Mumbai team is in the driving seat. The second day saw the performance of Mumbai captain Ajinkya Rahane and Mushir Khan, brother of rising star Sarfaraz Khan, after taking a lead of 119 runs in the first innings. Earlier, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shams Mulani and Tanush Kotian had taken 3 wickets each for Mumbai.

Rahane-Mushir’s bat in the second innings

Mumbai team was reduced to 224 runs in the first innings. In that innings, Musheer Khan was out for 6 runs and captain Ajinkya Rahane was out for only 7 runs. In reply, Vidarbha was all out for just 105 and Mumbai got a lead of 119 runs. After this, in the second innings the team lost two early wickets in the form of Prithvi Shaw and Bhupen Lilwani. Two wickets fell for 34 runs.

After this, Musheer and Rahane took the score forward by making a partnership of 107 runs. By the end of the second day, Musheer was unbeaten on 51 and Ajinkya Rahane was unbeaten on 58. Mumbai’s total lead was 260 runs. Vidarbha team was reduced to 105 runs in its first innings. No batsman could face Mumbai’s bowling. Mumbai had taken the lead in the first innings itself.

Shardul Thakur saved in the first innings

Mumbai team was in trouble in the first innings. The team’s 6 wickets had fallen at 111 runs. Then Shardul Thakur stood at one end. He played a brilliant inning of 75 runs in 69 balls. He added 43 runs with Shams Mulani for the 7th wicket, 22 runs with Tanush Kotian for the 8th wicket and 42 runs with Tushar Deshpande for the 9th wicket. In this way Mumbai’s score reached 224.