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Unadkat, Chawla send Mumbai crashing

October 03, 2010 19:18 IST

Jaidev Unadkat (4/41) and Piyush Chawla (3/70) shared the spoils as Rest of India piled on the agony of Mumbai by taking a huge 394 first innings lead on the third day of the Irani Trophy cricket match at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur on Sunday.

Replyng to Rest of India's mammoth total of 668, Mumbai were bundled out for 274, Unadkat and Chawla doing the damage.

Instead of forcing the follow-on, Rest of India preferred to bat again and were 45 for 1 at stumps, extending their lead to 439 runs with nine wickets still intact.

Captain Yuvraj Singh, desperate to regain his spot in Indian Test team, was unbeaten on 10 while the century maker of first innings Abhinav Mukund on 19 at draw of stumps.

Yuvraj was impressive during his 32-ball stay at the crease, hitting two boundaries.

Shikhar Dhawan, however, holed out to Kukreja at square leg off Dhawal Kulkarni for 13.

Earlier, Resuming at 26 without loss, Mumbai gave a spineless batting display. Barring skipper Wasim Jaffer (71) and the ninth-wicket partnership 70 runs between Iqbal Abdulla (33) and Dhawal Kulkarni (32) there was nothing to mention about in Mumbai's batting.

Mumbai's batsmen struggled against the disciplined bowling of Unadkat, Chawla and R Ashwin.

Opener Marathe (7) was first to depart when he tried to pull a short ball from outside the off stump.

Ajinkya Rahane (41) too was tentative in the beginning as he played and missed. But soon they adjusted to the slow pace of the wicket.

Instead of playing a waiting game, Rahane threw his wicket in trying to play a horizontal bat shot.

The slow nature of the wicket also compelled the likes of Abhishek Nayar (1) to commit the same mistake while Rohit Sharma (15), who played some good shots, was deceived by a fine spinning delivery from Piyush Chawla which squared him up.

Jaffer waged a lone battle but he too gave a catch to Yuvraj Singh off Chawla when he tried to run him down through the slips.

Jaffer scored 71 runs, facing 171 balls, and hit nine boundaries.

Khanvilkar (21), R Powar (10), Ajit Agarkar (23) and lower down the order Abdulla (33) and Kulkarni (32) tried but it was never going to be enough as Mumbai's innings came to an end at 274, conceding a huge 394-run lead.

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