Mumbai: Opening batsmen Robin Morris (111 off 92 balls) and Wasim Jaffer (81 off 81 balls) and their 193 runs opening wicket stand off 28 overs was the highlight of Mumbai's 126-runs win over Saurashtra in its second league match of the One-day tournament for the Ramakant Desai Trophy at the Bombay Gymkhana in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Mumbai batting first scored a mammoth 338 for eight off its 50 overs. Though Morris and Jaffer gave their team a flying start, the middle order batsmen failed to accelerate the run rate and the hosts had to be content with 338 for eight with Ajit Agarkar scoring an unbeaten 27 off 27 balls with two fours. A Saurashtra off spinner Neeraj Odedara took five for 56 from his 10 overs.
Needing more than six runs per over for victory, Saurashtra lost early wicket that of inform batsman Altaf Merchant for no score. Though Prakash Bhatt (50 off 81 balls) and Partikh Mehta (41 off 88 balls) added 80 runs for the fourth wicket off 25 overs Saurashtra lost wickets regularly and was 212 for nine off its 50 overs.
Opening batsman Sujith Somsunder scored 48 off 48 balls with 10 fours. For Mumbai left arm spinner Kunal More took four wickets for 15 runs.