Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Making a comeback to cricket after injury, young Prithvi Shaw showed that he is fit and hungry to score. Shaw smashed a 47-ball 71 to help Mumbai thrash Goa by six wickets in the Round 4 clash on Monday. His dashing innings was laced with five boundaries and seven sixes as Mumbai gunned down 141 with 10 balls still to spare. But, what stunned all the payers was when Shaw hit a one-handed six of a back of a length delivery. He hit the six of a fast bowler which is ridiculous. He punched the ball over covers for six.
Meanwhile, skipper Ajinkya Rahane (31) played his part to perfection as the duo laid the foundation stone of the win with a 95-run opening stand.
Mumbai slumped to 117/4 from a healthy 95/1, but experienced Surya Kumar Yadav (24 not out) steered the side home at the Emeralds Heights International School Ground.
Earlier, Mumbai bowlers did a decent job to restrict Goa to 140 for 4 in their 20 overs. Goa openers Sagun Kamat (27) and skipper Amogh Desai (38) got starts, but were unable to convert them into big scores. The duo added 58 runs for the first wicket, but both fell in quick succession.
One-down Amit Verma (27) and wicket-keeper Keenan (26) were also looking good, but Mumbai bowlers sent them back to the pavilion before they could consolidate further.
Mumbai bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni (1-31), Shardul Thakur (1-25), Shubham Ranjane (1-19) and Shams Mulani (1-20) – put in collective efforts to deny Goa a big score.
Brief scores: At Indore: Goa 140/4 (Amogh Desai 38, Sagun Kamat 27; Shubham Ranjane 1-19) lost to Mumbai 141/4 (Prithvi Shaw 71, Ajinkya Rahane 31; Vijesh Prabhudesai 1-11) by six wickets.