Ranji Trophy: Mumbai in command against Railways
It was however Nayar who provided Mumbai the initial breakthrough, in his fourth over, by getting rid of Railways skipper Sanjay Bangar. Bangar scored 67, before being caught at extra cover by Abdulla.
Bangar shared a 110-run partnership with Nitin Bhille for the third wicket, and made the bowlers toil in the first session.
Bhille scored 73 but failed to capitalise on the dropped catch by Kaustubh Pawar. He was on 69 when second slip fielder Pawar failed to take the catch off skipper Ajit Agarkar's bowling.
Pawar redeemed himself by holding on to a catch in Agarkar's next over to dismiss Bhille. Pawar had dropped two catches yesterday and had made amends later to dismiss the same batsmen.
Parag Madkaikar, who came into bat after Bangar departed, returned to the pavilion seven overs later. He was caught at forward short-leg by Pawar off the bowling of Ramesh Powar.
Mumbai took two wickets in each session, and Railways scored 98, 99 and 97 runs to their total in the three sessions, respectively. Railways attacked Powar and scored 129 runs off his bowling.
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