Shreyas Iyer shuts his mouth with splendid half-century for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy final

Shreyas Iyer and Ajit Agarkar

Shreyas Iyer smashed a wonderful half-century for Mumbai in the ongoing final of Ranji Trophy 2024. Shreyas Iyer scored a fifty off 62 balls. Mumbai takes on Vidarbha in the final of the Ranji Trophy.

Mumbai vs Vidarbha Ranji Trophy 2024 The final takes place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Earlier, Vidarbha won the toss and elected to bowl first in the match. Mumbai gained a huge lead over Vidarbha in the match.

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Shreyas Iyer scores half-century in Ranji Trophy 2024 final

The BCCI recently removed Shreyas Iyer from central contracts. However, he has made a strong point with a half-century in the final of Ranji Trophy 2024. He is unbeaten on 68 runs till lunch on day 3 of the match.

In the first entry, Bombay he went all out for 224. Openers Prithvi Shaw and Bhupen Lalwani scored 46 and 37 respectively for the team. The right-handed batsman came out cheap for 7 runs in the first innings. Shardul Thakur’s impressive 75 helped Mumbai come back into the batting.

Vidarbha were later bowled out for just 105 runs in the first innings. Yash Rathod scored a team-high 27 runs as they lost all batsmen to low scores. For Mumbai, Dhaval Kulkarni, Shams Mulani and Tanush Kotian bagged 3 wickets each.

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Mumbai extend lead to 400 runs against Vidarbha

At 268-3 till lunch on day 3, Mumbai have gained dominance in the match. Mumbai leads by more than 400 runs in the match and seems confident of winning the match. Musheer Khan and Shreyas Iyer are unbeaten at the crease in their 50s.

After Shreyas Iyer’s half-century in the match, his fans hailed him on X and termed it a wonderful innings. Iyer’s removal from the BCCI’s central contracts came as a big shock to many fans. Notably, Iyer had previously failed to comply with the BCCI’s playing order in the Ranji Trophy.

This also caused some problems between him and the board of directors. Notably, Shreyas Iyer was removed from the India vs England Test series. For the past two years, she was a regular member of the trial team. However, he was snubbed from the team.

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Mumbai crushed Tamil Nadu in the semi-finals to reach the final

Meanwhile, Mumbai booked a place in the final of Ranji Trophy 2024 by defeating Tamil Nadu in the semi-finals. Mumbai won the match by an innings and 70 runs. vidarbha They reached the final by crushing Madhya Pradesh by 62 runs in the semi-finals.

During the league phase, Mumbai finished at the top of the points table of Elite Group B. Out of 7 games, Mumbai won 5 games and lost 1, while 1 match ended in a draw. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer has shown brilliant form in Ranji Trophy 2024. The right-handed batsman has scored 138 runs in 4 games at an average of 46.0.