Kambli~~s unbeaten ton helps Mumbai win

Published: Thursday, December 27, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai: Vinod Kambli's masterly unbeaten ton and his 132-run partnership with Wasim Jaffer helped Mumbai beat Baroda by six wickets and win the Ranji Trophy One-day league tournament at the MIG Ground in Mumbai on Thursday. Put into bat, Baroda scored 318 runs for the loss of eight wickets in its allotted quota of 50 overs. Opener Connor Williams top scored with 93 runs (12x4) while Atul Bedade (77) and Ajit Bhoite (61 not out) contributed well in the middle to enable their team put a big total. For Mumbai, Sairaj Bahutule claimed three wickets for 42 runs while Ajit Agarkar chipped in with two wickets. But it was Kambli's blistering knock, which was the highlight of the day. Kambli used the handle with ease and remained not out on 149 runs, which included 13 fours and six towering sixes in his 210-minute stay at the crease. He was also instrumental in registering a useful 132-run partnership with opener Jaffer (68) after the hosts lost early wicket in form of Robin Morris when the scoreboard read just seven runs. Amol Mujumdar (53) also played well to see Mumbai through. For Baroda, its bowlers were not able to bowl a good line and they ended up in being expensive. Irfan Pathan (Sr), Irfan Pathan (Jr), Ajit Bhoite and Valmik Buch claimed a wicket each.

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