Ranji Trophy, as it happened: Sachin Tendulkar leads Mumbai to victory in domestic farewell

Mumbai's beat Haryana in their Ranji Trophy opener to claim six points.

Updated: October 30, 2013 11:59 IST
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Mumbai vs Haryana saw a thrilling fourth and final day when Sachin Tendulkar starred. Follow updates here: (Scorecard)

11:30 (IST): Thank you for all the love and support, thank you for making this match memorable: Sachin to fans in Lahli.

11:18 (IST) Sachin after game - Hope to produce good cricket in my final two matches. Wesr Indies are a good side and it's something I am looking forward to.

11:15 (IST) Sachin after game - It was a challenging wicket, was fun to bat: Sachin Tendulkar after Ranji win. Haryana played very good cricket, credit to them for putting up a competitive match.

11:00 (IST): Sachin Tendulkar (79 not out) leads Mumbai to a four-wicket victory over Haryana in his final Ranji Trophy match in Lahli.

10:40 (IST): After surviving a few testing overs, Mumbai are cruising, need just eight runs to win.

10:25 (IST): Sachin (73*) drives uppishly but the ball goes through the covers for a couple of runs. Mumbai need 13 to win.

10:05 (IST): Sachin cuts Harshat Patel to the backward-point fence for four. Mumbai (222/6) need just 18 to win.

09:45 (IST): Sachin survives two close lbw appeals, new ball taken by Haryana who have 25 to save.

09:40 (IST): FACTOID - In his 24-year career, Sachin Tendulkar has played with 109 of 278 Test cricketers who have represented India. Astounding!

09:30 (IST): Excellent running by Sachin! Despite being 40, the Master Blaster has lost none of his speed. He scampers through for a couple of twos and a three in Harshat Patel's over. Mumbai need 30 to win.

09:25 (IST): With 77 overs bowled Mumbai are 203/6, needing another 37 to beat Haryana. The new ball is due in three overs, which could be key in the game.

09:15 (IST): Rohan Gavaskar reckons that if Sachin can bat for a further 10 overs, Mumbai will win the match.

09:10 (IST): There's hardy any moisture on the surface in Lahli. However with an extensive grass cover, chasing 39 with four wickets in hand will not be an easy task for Mumbai.

08:55 (IST): In a brilliant show of sportsmanship, Haryana players saluted the veteran batsman before the Master Blaster walked in and out to bat for one last time.

08:50 (IST): Tuesday was a dream for every Sachin fan. The Master Blaster notched up his 115th first-class fifty in his final Ranji Trophy innings. This is also his 19th half-century in Ranji Trophy. Walking in to a rapturous welcome at the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, each and every shot from the heavy blade of Tendulkar was cheered by the locals though the runs also meant that their team was being forced to the narrow lanes of defeat.

08:45 (IST): The platform has been set for Sachin Tendulkar to bow out of domestic cricket in style. At the close of play on Day 3 between Mumbai and Haryana in Lahli, the visitors are at 201/6 requiring another 39 to beat hosts Haryana and start their 2013-14 Ranji campaign on a winning note. Sachin is unbeaten on 55, with Dhawal Kulkarni for company. The stage is set for a thrilling finale.

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