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Ranji: Hiken, Rohit centuries power Mumbai to 325/2

November 24, 2012 20:00 IST

Hiken Shah and and Rohit Sharma smashed unbeaten centuries to propel Mumbai to 325 for two against Hyderabad at the end of the opening day's play in a Ranji Trophy Group A match in Hyderabad on Sunday.

While Hiken was unbeaten on 154 off 260 balls, Rohit was batting on 102 at stumps.

Hiken's innings was laced with 17 fours. Rohit, on the other hand, struck nine boundaries and three huge hits over the fence during his 161-ball unconquered knock.

However, the start was far from perfect for Mumbai, as electing to bat, the visitors lost Kaustubh Pawar inside the first four overs.

Hiken and wicket-keeper Aditya Tare (62) then steadied Mumbai's innings with a 121-run second wicket partnership.

After Tare's fall, Hiken was joined by Rohit at the crease and the duo toyed with Hyderabad's bowling attack to notch up the unbroken 203-run third wicket stand.

Mohammed Khader picked up Pawar's wicket while Tare was run out.

Brief Scores:

Mumbai: 325 for two in 90 overs (Hiken Shah 154, Rohit Sharma 102; Mohammed Khader 1/31).

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