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Ranji Trophy: Iqbal Abdulla, Vishal Dabholkar take Mumbai into quarterfinals

Valsad, Gujarat: The spin duo of Iqbal Abdulla and Vishal Dabholkar shared nine wickets between them as Mumbai registered a 27-run victory over Gujarat to sail into the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals, on Thursday.Mumbai thus, with
PTI January 03, 2014 8:59 IST
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Valsad, Gujarat: The spin duo of Iqbal Abdulla and Vishal Dabholkar shared nine wickets between them as Mumbai registered a 27-run victory over Gujarat to sail into the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals, on Thursday.



Mumbai thus, with 29 points became the third team from Group A to join table toppers Karnataka (38) and Punjab (30) in the knockout round.

40-time champions Mumbai, who conceded a lead in the first innings, recovered amazingly to bowl out Gujarat for 147 in 56 overs on the final day at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium.

Left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar picked four for 33 besides Abdulla's all-round performance.

Starting the day at 67 for three, overnight batsmen Askhar Patel and Bhargav Merai took Gujarat to 104 without any further loss.