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Crisis men to the fore again

DNMUM400681 | 11/13/2017 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :757

Riding on Lad’s 238-ball 71* and Nayar’s 108-ball 8, Mumbai bat out final day to draw landmark 500th game against Baroda

Mumbai: Traditionally, Mumbai have been known to put their best foot forward when it comes to crunch situations. They can never accept defeat in any Ranji Trophy match without giving a mighty fight. More so in their historic 500th.
And thus, when they had to bat out the whole of the fourth and final day on Sunday to save themselves from the embarrassment of an innings defeat to Baroda, Mumbai had their most dependable ‘crisis men’ in Siddhesh Lad and Abhishek Nayar to bail them out.
It is situations like these that brings the best out of Lad and Nayar. The veteran Nayar does not get bored of just defending, defending and defending. On Sunday, the left-hander batted for two hours and 21 minutes and faced 108 balls for eight runs at
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