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Mane, Morris lead Mumbai to victory

December 11, 2002 00:34 IST

A scintillating knock by middle-order batsman Vinayak Mane (103 off 108 balls) and his fruitful 189-run second-wicket stand with opener Robin Morris (97) helped Mumbai post an easy 86-run victory over Gujarat in the West Zone Ranji trophy one-dayer at the Nehru stadium in Pune on Tuesday.

In the process, Mumbai claimed a bonus point.

Gujarat skipper Mukund Parmar, after winning the toss, asked Mumbai to bat and the latter used the opportunity to score 322 for five in their allotted 50 overs.

Though Mumbai lost opener Wasim Jaffer (7) early with only 19 on board, Mane and Morris sent the Gujarat attack on a leather hunt. Morris, when on 97, spooned a catch to Damani off Moiz Kadri.

Mane's 103 was studded with ten boundaries. Nishit Shetty chipped in well, and his unbeaten knock of 53 helped swell the Mumbai tally.

Medium-pacer Siddharth Trivedi was the most successful bowler, claiming three wickets for 62 runs.

Gujarat, in order to deny Mumbai a bonus point, had to score 257 runs, but could manage only 236 for seven wickets in their alloted 50 overs.

Middle-order batsman Kirat Damani was the hero of their innings as he rattled an unbeaten knock of 114 off 138 balls. His knock was studded with 12 hits to the ropes.

Mumbai now have ten points from three matches, after losing to Maharashtra, which includes two bonus points.

Gujarat, however, have still to open their account.

Brief Scores of other matches:

Andhra 219 for 6 in 50 overs (Fayaz Ahmed 98, L N Prasada Reddy 58, Sunil Joshi 2/40) lost to Karnataka 220 for two in 38.3 overs (R Barrington 97 n.o, Robin Uthappa 61, Deepak Chowgule 51, H Vatekar (2/30).

Kerala 286 for nine in 50 overs (Hemant Kumar 128, Sunil Oasis 88, Balajee 3/36; Dhandapani 3/56, Gokulakrishna 2/42) lost to Tamil Nadu 287 for 7 in 49.3 overs (S Sriram 53, Hemang Badani 43, S Suresh 40, S Sharath 39; Sreekumar Nair 3/52).

Jammu and Kashmir 212 for 6 in 50 overs (Kanwaljit Singh 91, Shammi Salaria 58 n.o., S Suresh 40, Wajahat Majeed 40; Manish Jha 3/40) lost to Services 212 for 3 in 47.1 overs (PMS Reddy not out 90; Jagtar Singh1/28).

Punjab 288 for six in 50 overs (Reetinder Sodhi not out 73, Pankaj Dharmani 68, Dinesh Mongia 65, Sarandeep Singh 3/47; Sonu Vaid 1/27) beat Delhi 227 in 47 overs (Rajiv Rathore not out 57, Aakash Chopra 38, Varun Kumar 30; Sreekumar Nair 3/52).

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