Mohali:An unbeaten 95-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Indian wicket keeper Parthiv Patel and left arm spinner Murali Kartik steered Rest of India to a comfortable position on the first day of their five-day Irani Trophy match against Ranji champions Mumbai in Mohali today. Struggling at 74 for four at one stage, Rest of India staged a good rally to post 293 for six. Patel remained unbeaten on 56 while Kartik was 45 not out, having faced just 69 balls and hit six boundaries at stumps. Earlier, Mumbai were given a brilliant start by their seamers, particularly Avishkar Salvi. Sairaj Bahutule scalped three for 50 and Robin Morris picked two for 57 but it was Salvi's disconcerting movement and bounce that rattled the Rest batsmen.