Rajesh Pansare is a member of the Mumbai sports desk and writes on football and motor sport.

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Yash, Shubham tons put MP in pole position

Madhya Pradesh finish Day 3 of Ranji final on 368/3, just six runs shy of Mumbai’s first-innings total.
Madhya Pradesh batsman Yash Dubey (L) celebrates his century during the third day of the Ranji Trophy final(PTI)
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 09:32 PM IST
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Ranji final: Sarfaraz steals the show but MP edge ahead

  • The batter contributes 94 of the 126 runs scored by Mumbai on Day 2
Sarfaraz Khan(Twitter)
Published on Jun 23, 2022 09:53 PM IST
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Mumbai bank on Sarfaraz as MP fight back in Ranji final

  • Mumbai seemed well-placed after an 87-run opening stand but MP bowlers fought back
Mumbai failed to capitalise on the opening partnership between Shaw and Jaiswal.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 11:09 PM IST
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Amol Muzumdar vs Chandrakant Pandit the focus as Mumbai face MP in Ranji final

  • Prithvi Shaw-led Mumbai are looking to extend their record 41 wins but will be wary of a team that has punched above its weight under a canny coach
Mumbai will start the favourites with all eyes on a young and exciting batting line-up led by Prithvi Shaw, the skipper.(Shashidhar Byrappa)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 07:55 AM IST
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That magic touch: How Chandu Pandit’s teams dominate the Ranji Trophy

  • When MP face Mumbai, it will the fifth time in last six seasons that a team coached by the former India and Mumbai wicketkeeper-batter will be playing in the final.
Chandrakant Pandit has built his reputation as one of the most reputed and sought-after coaches in domestic cricket.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2022 11:39 PM IST
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Ranji Trophy: Mumbai in control against UP, MP move ahead vs Bengal

Mumbai continue relentless march to Ranji final while MP have the edge against Manoj Tiwary and Co.
Manoj Tiwary slammed a ton against Madhya Pradesh(Twitter/ImTanujSingh)
Published on Jun 16, 2022 09:57 PM IST
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Jaiswal takes life, cricket lessons from struggle growing up

  • Young Mumbai batter is on a roll with back-to-back centuries in the knockout phase of the Ranji Trophy.
Yashasvi Jaiswal(Twitter/Yashasvi Jaiswal)
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 09:14 PM IST
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Jaiswal ton keeps Mumbai in the game, Mantri shines for MP

  • Both semi-finals hang in the balance as day one proved to be a good contest between bat and ball.
Yashasvi Jaiswal was the star of the show. (BCCI domestic)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 09:53 PM IST
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Prolific Sarfaraz Khan keeps expectations low

  • The Mumbai batter, once ultra-aggressive but now a smart reader of the situation, has emerged an India contender due to his series of big scores and temperament
Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan during Ranji Trophy(PTI)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 09:23 PM IST
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Ranji Trophy: Mumbai’s Suved Parkar hits 252 on first-class debut

Scores fifth highest score by a first-class debutant, helps Mumbai take control of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Uttarakhand at Alur-2 ground near Bengaluru
Mumbai's Suved Parkar scored a double-hundred on first-class debut.(BCCI)
Published on Jun 07, 2022 08:34 PM IST
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Ranji Trophy quarters: Red-ball switch after the IPL season

Players are busy polishing their game for first-class cricket as the Ranji Trophy knockouts start in Bengaluru barely 10 days after the T20 league ended
Manish Pandey's Karnataka will lock horns with Uttar Pradesh(AFP/File)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 09:36 PM IST
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Sarfaraz and Musheer, Mumbai cricket’s family business

  • Hard-hitting batter Sarfaraz Khan is already set in the Mumbai Ranji team while younger will also be in the squad for the knockouts starting on June 6.
Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan during Ranji Trophy(PTI)
Published on May 28, 2022 05:53 PM IST
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Max Verstappen cashes in as Charles Leclerc fluffs his lines

  • Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has made far too mistakes in the first six races of this season and the Dutch reigning champion has punished him
Former F1 driver David Coulthard says Verstappen has shown more maturity this season(REUTERS)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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IPL 2022: Rahul Tripathi’s 76 stands out in SRH’s three-run win over MI

Mumbai Indians’ good start and a late Tim David innings raised hopes but Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to clinch a narrow win at the Wankhede Stadium
Rahul Tripathi of Sunrisers Hyderabad raises his bat to celebrate his half-century against Mumbai Indians(IPL)
Updated on May 18, 2022 07:50 AM IST
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IPL 2022: Saha leads the way, relentless Titans beat CSK by 7 wickets

  • The wicket-keeper was unbeaten on 67 as he guided the chase of table-toppers Gujarat Titans, who had already sealed a playoff spot, after restricting CSK to 133 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Wriddhiman Saha and David Miller of Gujarat Titans(PTI)
Published on May 15, 2022 08:17 PM IST
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IPL’s opening gambit: Buttler, Warner ago all out, Rahul, Dhawan stay steady

  • Opening partnership reflect a team’s performance in T20 and this IPL season is no exception. But each pair and individual find a different way to set the innings up for the team
Jos Buttler, David Warner, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan have been on fire in IPL 2022. (IPL)
Published on May 10, 2022 07:44 PM IST
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Three is consistency for CSK opener Devon Conway

  • Benched after one game in this IPL, the New Zealand batter took a break to get married, and has since struck three consecutive half-centuries in a late revival by the defending champions
Devon Conway of Chennai Super Kings(PTI)
Published on May 09, 2022 11:47 AM IST
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Devon Conway hits third fifty in a row, CSK beat DC by 91 runs

  • Chennai Super Kings only have slim hopes of reaching the play-offs, but have found form late in the IPL after amassing 208 at DY Patil Stadium on Sunday
While CSK have only a very slim chance of qualifying for the playoffs, they are making life extremely hard for others, and it was DC’s turn. (BCCI)
Published on May 08, 2022 11:44 PM IST
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David Warner proves a point in Delhi Capitals victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Opener hits unbeaten 92 off 58 balls to help Delhi register a 21-run win and jump to fifth spot in the points table.
DC players in action.(PTI)
Published on May 06, 2022 12:08 AM IST
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Mumbai Indians match-winner Suryakumar Yadav hopes to nail down No 3 slot

The seasoned batter hit his third fifty of this IPL to help beat Rajasthan Royals and register Mumbai Indians’ first win of this season
Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians celebrates after scoring a half century(IPL)
Published on May 01, 2022 03:41 PM IST
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Suryakumar hits fifty to help Mumbai Indians win first game of season

  • The batter scored 51 and Tilak Varma made 35 as the five-time winners chased down Rajasthan Royals’ model total of 158/6, winning by five wickets at DY Patil Stadium
Mumbai Indians Suryakumar Yadav celebrates his half century during the Indian Premier League(ANI)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 11:56 PM IST
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Hardik Pandya finds a higher batting slot, a new gear

  • The finisher for India and in IPL before his back injury, ha has reinvented himself as an enforcer up the order for Gujarat Titans.
Mumbai: Hardik Pandya after scoring fifty during the Indian Premier League 2022 game between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Gujarat Titans.(PTI)
Published on Apr 24, 2022 11:00 AM IST
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Hardik Pandya-inspired Gujarat Titans survive Andre Russell’s all-round show

  • KKR all-rounder took four wickets in the 20th over and hit 48, but had too much to do as Titans, led by skipper Hardik Pandya’s 67, squeeze an eight-run win
Joseph wrapped up a brilliant bowling performance by Gujarat Titans. (BCCI)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 11:13 PM IST
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IPL 2022: Rajasthan ride on Jos Buttler ton to beat Delhi

  • Opener’s 116, his third century of the season, helps Royals notch up a 15-run victory.
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals(IPLT20.com)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 11:43 PM IST
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IPL tactic: Rein in the Middle Kingdom

  • The ever-innovative IPL teams have focused on going hard in the middle-overs - 7 to 16 - be it with the bat or ball
RR scored 114 between overs 7 to 16 thanks to Jos Buttler’s and Sanju Samson’s big hitting.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 09:31 PM IST
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Bhuvneshwar finds his old rhythm after a long phase of poor fitness and form

  • The India pacer has led the attack of former IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are fourth in the points table and in a good position to challenge for a playoffs spot
Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Sunrisers Hyderabad(PTI)
Published on Apr 18, 2022 11:49 AM IST
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IPL 2022: Bhuvi starts, Umran finishes in SRH’s sweep to victory

  • Fiery Umran Malik snaps up 4/28, three of them in the final over, a maiden while Bhuvneshwar took 3/22 in Hyderabad’s seven-wicket win over Punjab Kings
Umran Malik of Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrates the wicket of Rahul Chahar(PTI)
Published on Apr 17, 2022 09:55 PM IST
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Pandya, Ferguson take Titans to the top with easy win

  • Gujarat skipper scores at a rate of over 150 for the first time this season.
Gujarat Titans Hardik Pandya plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2022 match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Gujarat Titans.(ANI)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 12:00 AM IST
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With Shivam Dube CSK again show how to get the best out of players

  • This is the kind of impact Dhoni has on the youngsters, says former Mumbai coach.
Shivam Dube of the Chennai Superkings plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2022 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.(PTI)
Published on Apr 13, 2022 12:54 PM IST
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IPL: Shaw, Warner and Kuldeep Yadav lead Delhi Capitals’ dominant win over KKR

  • The wrist spinner took four wickets, three of them in the 16th over, after fifties from the openers had helped Capital score 215/5. DC won by 44 runs at Brabourne stadium.
Still from Delhi Capitals' game against Kolkata Knight Riders.(IPL)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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