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Karachi Urban force Mumbai to draw

September 11, 2007 19:35 IST

Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai inflicted on Karachi Urban the ignominy of following-on, but the Pakistan hosts avoided an outright defeat as the four-day Nissar Trophy match ended in a draw in Karachi on Tuesday.

In reply to Mumbai's mammoth first innings total of 623 for six declared, the hosts, despite Khurram Manzoor's (200, 427b, 26x4, 2x6) double century, could not avoid following-on after their first essay folded for 389.

While Manzoor scored bulk of the runs, Saeed Bin Nasir came up with an invaluable knock of 92 (145b, 12x4, 1x6) to push the score.

For India, debutant Mumbai off-spinner Vikrant Yeligati (3-56) was the most successful bowler, while Avishkar Salvi, Avishek Nayar, and Iqbal Abdulla scalped two wickets each.

Asked to follow-on, Karachi Urban lost both openers when the score read 24, Salvi dismissing Agha Sabir (9) and Mun Mangela accounting for first innings hero Khurram Manzoor (9).

Hasan Raza (25) and Asif Zakir (21) sort of arrested the slide before Abdulla and Yeligati struck to leave the hosts at 82 for four.

Saeed Bin Nasir (47 not out) and Asim Kamal (38 not out) then stemmed the rot and batted out remainder of the day's play to walk away with a draw.

Brief scores:

Mumbai (1st innings): 623 for 6 declared

Karachi Urban (1st innings): 389 all out

Karachi Urban (2nd innings): 172 for 4 (Saeed Bin Nasir 47 not out, Asim Kamal 389 not out, A Salvi 1-20).

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