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Ranji Trophy: Karnataka, Mumbai in top battle

PTI
Published : Dec 7, 2017, 1:19 am IST
Updated : Dec 7, 2017, 1:22 am IST

Mumbai drubbed Tripura at the Wankhede Stadium in what was a must-win game for the 41-times Ranji Trophy champions.

Karnataka has a strong batting line up consisting experienced batsmen like Mayank Agarwal. (Representational image)
 Karnataka has a strong batting line up consisting experienced batsmen like Mayank Agarwal. (Representational image)

Nagpur: Mumbai, who routed minnows Tripura by 10 wickets in their last league game to book their knock-out berth, will lock horns with Karnataka in what promises to be a no-holds-barred Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match between two battle-hardened teams commencing on Thursday.

Mumbai drubbed Tripura at the Wankhede Stadium in what was a must-win game for the 41-times Ranji Trophy champions to gather some timely momentum after a sluggish earlier phase.

The Mumbai opening pair of in-form young batsman Prithvi Shaw, who has hit three hundreds and two fifties in his debut season, and Jay Bista, who scored a hundred in the last game, will need to be at their best to negotiate the incisive Karnataka attack and give them a sound start.

Meanwhile, Karnataka has a strong batting line up consisting experienced batsmen like Mayank Agarwal, the top run getter in this Ranji season, and Karun Nair who will give some tough time to Mumbai.

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