Kamlesh Makvana survives against Royston Dias: The Saurashtrian batsman received a major reprieve on the last day of the match.
During the fourth day of the ongoing 86th season of the Ranji Trophy match between Saurashtra and Mumbai in Rajkot, Saurashtra all-rounder Kamlesh Makvana received a lucky reprieve against Mumbai seamer Royston Dias.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 36th over when left-armer Dias, who was bowling from around the wicket, opened Makvana with a delivery which pitched on the off-stump and moved enough to deceive the batsman.
A clear sound being heard just when the ball went past the bat inspired the visiting fielders to appeal for a caught behind but it wasn’t to be as the umpire ruled the decision in the batsman’s favour for he hadn’t edged the ball.
Replays confirmed that the sounds had come when the ball had hit the stumps on its way to Mumbai wicket-keeper and captain Aditya Tare. Despite the ball hitting the bail, it not falling off came as a huge surprise for the visitors especially the bowler.
Chasing a 290-run target, Saurashtra have lost seven wickets with the match entering the last session and them being long away from a victory. Makvana and spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja have been hustling for nearly 30 overs now and have made sure that the hosts don’t lose any more wickets.
On the back of Suryakumar Yadav’s whirlwind 134 (130) and Shams Mulani’s enterprising 92 (98), Mumbai scored 362/7 dec. in only 67 overs in the third innings to post a formidable target in front of the opposition.
Kamlesh Makvana survives against Royston Dias
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