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Iyer brings Mumbai back into the game

Iyer brings Mumbai back into the game
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Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer made a fine half-century to keep multiple-time champions Mumbai in the hunt after the title holders conceded the first innings lead to Gujarat in the summit clash of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Thursday.

Indore: Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer made a fine half-century to keep multiple-time champions Mumbai in the hunt after the title holders conceded the first innings lead to Gujarat in the summit clash of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Thursday. Iyer made 82 off 137 deliveries as Mumbai reached 208 for three in their second innings to take a handy lead of 108 runs at stumps on day three of the five-day encounter.

Besides Iyer, young opener Prithvi Shaw, who made 71 in the first innings, smashed a quick-fire 44 off 35 balls. Shaw and Akhil Herwadkar (16) got Mumbai off to a quick start in the second essay with 54-run opening stand . Earlier, resuming their first innings on 291 for six in reply to Mumbai's 228 all out, the remaining four Gujarat batsmen could add just 37 runs before being bowled out for 328.

Brief scores: Mumbai: 228 & 208/3(Shreyas Iyer 82, Suryakumar Yadav 45no, Chintan Gaja 3/54) vs Gujarat: 328 (Parthiv Patel 90, Manprit Juneja 77, S Thakur 4/84).

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