New Delhi. Batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who was out of Team India, was also struggling in the Ranji Trophy. His bat was silent. Finally, after 8 innings of failure, Rahane has scored a half-century. He has scored a half-century in the match played against Chhattisgarh in Raipur. Ajinkya Rahane, captaining Mumbai, scored unbeaten 56 runs in 124 balls. During this he hit 6 fours and 1 six.
Because of this innings of Rahane, Mumbai drew this match of Ranji Trophy Elite Group-B against Chhattisgarh. On the basis of lead in the first innings, Mumbai got 3 points even after drawing the match. After this he scored 30 points in 6 matches. With this, 41-time champion team Mumbai reached the knock-out of Ranji Trophy. Last season, Mumbai team was out of the league stage itself.
Mumbai, which topped Elite Group B, will now aim to score the most points across all groups by defeating Assam in their last match at home, thereby allowing the Rahane-led side to play the winner of the Plate Group final between Hyderabad and Meghalaya. Will be able to.
Rahane was out for just one run in the first innings and before this match he had scored only 33 runs in 3 Ranji Trophy matches. However, on Monday he overcame his poor performance to some extent.
Playing ahead by 97 runs, Mumbai had at one time scored 182 runs for five wickets, before Rahane added 66 runs for the sixth wicket with all-rounder Shardul Thakur (31 runs). Mumbai scored 253 runs for 6 wickets in its second innings, after which both the captains decided to end the match.