The Mumbai domestic giants have completed the formality of qualifying for the Ranji Trophy final due to their first leg lead on the final day of their last four game against Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. 41-time champions Mumbai completely dominated from the first ball of the game, which ended in a draw, at the Just Cricket Academy ground.
Mumbai had posted 393 in their first innings, then knocked out Uttar Pradesh for a measly 180, to earn a huge first-innings lead.
When the play ended on day four on Friday, Mumbai had racked up a mammoth 449 for 4 on their second down, courtesy of Hundreds of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Armaan Jaffer.
In the Day 4 stumps, Mumbai took an overall lead of 662 points which made it clear that there was only one possible outcome of the game.
Play started after lunch on Saturday due to the wet outfield, and night hitters Sarfaraz Khan and Shams Mulani continued to torment the UP bowlers.
Sarfaraz (59 not eliminated) and Mulani (51 not eliminated) both completed their half-century, after which the two captains decided to shake hands.
Mumbai went 533 for 4 in their second down.
Sarfaraz hit a boundary and three sixes, while Mulani hammered six fours.
Mumbai will meet Madhya Pradesh in the final, which will be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium from June 22.
The final will be a battle between two former Mumbai players Amol Mazumdar and Chandrakant Pandit, who are Mumbai and MP coaches respectively.
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