With nearly a hundred runs in the last eight overs and Shams Mulani's three wickets, Mumbai registered a convincing win.ttmum
In only his second domestic One Day match, teenager Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and laid the foundation for Mumbai's commanding victory over Goa at the Alur cricket ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
In the Elite Group A fixture, Mumbai elected to bat first with Jaiswal and Aditya Tare opening the innings and putting on a 152-run partnership before Tare departed in the 29th over for a solid 86 (93b, 11x4s, 2x6s).
After the opening stand, Mumbai decided to up the run rate. The next partnership was with Siddhesh Lad that produced 72 runs in just 45 balls with Lad exiting for a quick 23-ball 34 (4x4s, 1x6).
"I can bat any way the team wants me to," Jaiswal said. "If I have to play shots, I can do that. If I have to block, I can do that too."
He got out in the 43rd over, making 113 off 123 balls aided with 6 fours and 5 sixes in what was his maiden fifty-plus score in List A cricket.
"(Jaiswal) batted beautifully," hailed Mumbai coach Vinayank Samant. "He's got very good temperament. It's the quality of a big player. It's very rare to see that in a 17-year-old.
"He's not in a hurry to score runs," added Samant. "He has the shots, he can clear the boundary easily. But he settles down first, looking for singles, looking for his areas. I'm very happy that after a long time we have got this kind of batsman."
His dismissal sank Goa deeper as Mumbai capitalised in the death overs. Captain Shreyas Iyer blazed a 29-ball 47 (4x4s, 2x6s), Suryakumar Yadav ran on his good form to stroke an unbeaten 34 runs in just 21 balls (2x4s, 3x6s) and Shivam Dube too remained not out on 33, hammered in just 13 balls with a boundary and four maximums.
Yadav and Dube's unbeaten 52-run stand took just 22 deliveries as they scored at 14.20 runs per over and at a strike rate of 236.36. In the last 47 balls of the innings, 96 runs were scored at a strike rate of 204.25 translating into a run rate of 12.26 per over. With 17 sixes, Mumbai ended their innings with a mammoth 362/4 as a result.
As they faced a daunting target, Goa succumbed to 232 handing Mumbai a 130-run victory. Shams Mulani took his third three-wicket haul in the four Vijay Hazare matches, ending with figures of 3/38 in his 10 overs. Shardul Thakur picked up two while five other bowlers bagged one apiece.
Jaiswal capped his day by scalping the highest scorer for Goa, Snehal Kauthankar, who fell immediately after completing his fifty.
"There is a lot of hard work to be done. I need to focus on the games ahead," Jaiswal summed up. "This match is over, it's done."
Mumbai has now won two of their four Vijay Hazare games, losing one and the other being called off due to rains.