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Goa slump to third defeat

Mumbai easily chase down 267 in four-wicket win

Story: the | goan | 13th February 2018, 07:22 Hrs


Mumbai beat Goa by four wickets in Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day match in Chennai on Monday. Replying to Goa’s 266/8, Mumbai reached 267/6 in 46.3 overs. 

This was Goa’s third consecutive defeat in the competition after having scored two victories on the trot. Goa will take on Gujarat in their final Group ‘C’ match on Wednesday. Mumbai are placed second in the table while Goa are at fifth position.

Mumbai won the toss and opted to field. The strong Mumbai team got the breakthrough in the sixth over as Amogh Desai was caught by wicket-keeper Aditya Tare off the bowling of Shivam Malhotra for 11, leaving Goa at 18/1.

At the other end, opener Swapnil Asnodkar was going strong and stitched a 61-run stand with captain Sagun Kamat (28) for the second wicket. Swapnil was the third wicket to fall, after making 56 runs of 67 balls, including eight boundaries. 

Suyash Prabhudessai hit another strokeful half-century in the competition, with his 56 runs coming of 55 balls with five boundaries and one sixer. Snehal Kauthankar (48) and Darshan Misal (34) boosted Goa to a competitive total of 266/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Mumbai bowler Dhrumil Matkar claimed three wickets while Shubham Ranjane picked up two wickets.

In reply, Mumbai opener Ahkil Herwadkar (11) was the first batsman to be dismissed by Goa pacer Lakshay Garg, who ended up with figures of 8-0-52-3. 

Thereafter though, a solid display by the middle-order spearheaded by Surya Kumar Yadav (71), captain Aditya Tare (59), India U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw (53) and opener J Bista (44), powered Mumbai to a comfortable four-wicket victory with three-and-a half overs to spare.

Brief scores

Goa 266 for 8 in 50 overs (Swapnil Asnodkar 56, Snehal Kauthankar 48, Suyash S. Prabhudessai 56, Darshan Misal 34, Dhrumil Matkar 3 for 49) lost to Mumbai 267 for 6 in 46.3 overs (Jay Bista 44, Prithvi Shaw 53, Suryakumar Yadav 71, Aditya Tare 59, Lakshay A. Garg 3 for 52) by 4 wickets