Ranji Trophy: Odisha Face Big Defeat After Coach Wasim Jaffer’s Nephew Hits Ton For Mumbai

Ahmedabad: Odisha are staring at their second innings defeat in as many matches in the Ranji Trophy after their coach Wasim Jaffer’s nephew Armaan hit a century to power Mumbai to a massive total of 532 for 9 declared.

Having conceded a massive first-innings lead of 248 runs, Odisha tumbled to 84 for 5 in their second innings at stumps on Day 3 of the Elite Group D contest at Narendra Modi Stadium’s Ground B.

Odisha’s hopes of making the knockout phase are all but over. With 3 points in their kitty from two games, Odisha needed an outright win in their final group league match to keep their slim chances alive.

However, victory now looks a distant dream as Odisha need to score 164 more runs to make Mumbai bat a second time. The top five are back in the pavilion, with in-form opener Shantanu Mishra, skipper Subhranshu Senapati, Govinda Poddar and Rajesh Dhuper managing a mere 8 runs between them.

Opener Anshuman Rath scored 34, while allrounder Abhishek Raut is unbeaten on 31.

Left-arm spinner Shams Mulani did the maximum damage, dismissing three Odisha batsmen – Rath, Senapati and Dhuper. Mulani earlier contributed a quickfire 70 with the bat after centurions Sarfaraz Khan (165) and Armaan Jaffer (125) punished Odisha bowlers with a 277-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

It was the 23-year-old Jaffer’s maiden first-class century.

Scores: Mumbai 532/9 declared. Odisha 284 and 84/5.

Match to continue.

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