Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Live Coverage of Day 5 of the Irani Cup. This is Lalith Kalidas bringing you the updates.
MP 81/3 in 30 overs
Navdeep Saini opens the attack.
Navdeep to Mantri, OUT!
Dipak from Gwalior: After a poor first spell Navdeep Saini strikes in the first over. Removes Himashu Mantri caught behind. The batter is furious with the call and is arguing with the umpire and can’t believe it. Has to be goaded by the other umpire to leave the field.
Himanshu Mantri 51(81) ct Upendra Yadav b Navdeep Saini
A poor umpiring decision has ruled Himanshu Mantri out in the first over of the morning.
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Day 5 begins
Rest of India players take the field as HImanshu Mantri and Harsh Gawali walk out to the center.
Joydeep Mukherjee and Rajat Bhatia reckon: “It is not going to be an easy day for Madhya Pradesh. Four days of cricket have opened up the cracks. Consistent roughs through the track. It has become quite dry and the cracks towards the middle-stump line and centre of the strip have opened up a lot and it’s going to cast doubts in the minds of the batters. With the ROI fast bowlers having some pace, it’s also going to be difficult to judge the bounce.”
Irani Cup: MP vs ROI Day 4 recap
At a venue best known as the place where Sachin Tendulkar created history by becoming the first men’s batter to score a double hundred in one-day internationals, another Mumbai batter, Yashasvi Jaiswal, too, got his name in the record books, albeit in the longest format of the game.
On day four of the Irani Cup here at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Jaiswal – who slammed a brilliant 213 on day one for Rest of India – made 144 (157b, 16×4, 3×6) in the second innings to help his side set a daunting target of 437 for Madhya Pradesh.
Irani Cup: Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes first batter to record double hundred and hundred in same Irani Cup match
With the twin hundreds, he holds the record for the most runs in a single Irani Cup match with 357 runs.
The 21-year-old started day four on 58 and looked to be batting on a different pitch, unperturbed by the MP pacers who ran through RoI’s middle order at the other end.
On an overcast day with a gentle breeze blowing across the ground, MP speedsters Avesh Khan and Ankit Kushwah took advantage of the conditions and scalped two wickets each to leave RoI at 122 for five. The home team bowlers stuck to a tight line on the stumps and restricted RoI to 246 in the second innings.
Jaiswal produced an exhibition of attractive shotmaking with decisive footwork in a chanceless knock, even as other batters struggled with the low bounce by being rooted in the crease. He started with two consecutive boundaries towards the third-man region off Kushwah before consolidating as wickets started falling at the other end.
The former India under-19 skipper then quickly moved from 89 to 101 in four balls by hitting off-spinner Saransh Jain for three boundaries in one over. He first swept him through square leg, followed by a whip off the backfoot past wide long-on and then a late cut past the slip to get to his second century of the match.
Chasing 437 for victory, MP finished the day on 81 for two, with skipper Himanshu Mantri leading from the front, batting on 51.
After taking a 190-run first innings lead, RoI will feel it has one hand on the cup unless MP batters can score 356 more runs on the final day.
– S Dipak Ragav
Rest of India: Mayank Agarwal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yash Dhull, Baba Indrajith, Upendra Yadav, Atit Sheth, Saurabh Kumar, Pulkit Narang, Navdeep Saini, Mukesh Kumar.
Madhya Pradesh: Himanshu Mantri, Yash Dubey, Shubham Sharma, Arham Aquil, Aman Singh Solanki, Harsh Gawali, Saransh Jain, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Avesh Khan, Anubhav Agarwal, Ankit Singh Kushwah.
Madhya Pradesh: Himanshu Mantri (c&wk), Yash Dubey, Harsh Gawli, Shubham Sharma, Akshat Raghuvanshi, Aman Solanki, Kumar Kartikeya, Saransh Jain, Avesh Khan, Ankit Kushwah, Anubhav Agarwal, Mihir Hirwani, Aryan Deshmukh, Arham Aqueel, Aryan Pandey
Rest of India: Mayank Agarwal (c), Sudip Kumar Gharami, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Harvik Desai, Mukesh Kumar, Atit Sheth, Chetan Sakariya, Navdeep Saini, Upendra Yadav (wk), Shams Mulani, Saurabh Kumar, Akash Deep, B Indrajith, Pulkit Narang, Yash Dhull.
When and how to watch Irani Cup today?
When is Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023 final match?
The Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023 final will be start from on Wednesday, March 1.
Where is Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023 final match happening?
The Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023 will be played at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior.
How and where to watch the live streaming of the Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023?
The Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023 will be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
Which channel will telecast Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023?
The Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023 final will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network in India.
What time will the Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023 final will begin?
The Madhya Pradesh vs Rest of India, Irani Cup 2023 final will start at 9:20 am IST, from March 1 to March 5.