Haryana's Ranji match against Mumbai here has generated a lot of buzz as it is Sachin Tendulkar's last domestic game. He however scored five on the opening day. His fellow batsmen had a chance to put pressure but have kept following each other back to the pavillion. Updates...
17:15 (IST) It's stumps at Lahli and Haryana end the day at 224 for 9, with a 222-run lead over Mumbai.
16:58 (IST) Harshal Patel using the long handle to good effect, hits Dabholkar for a four and two sixes off successive balls to the delight of the Lahli crowd. Crucial runs for the hosts here. Haryana 223/9 lead by 221.
The only other #RanjiTrophy match at Lahli was quarter-final 24-27 Dec 2009 Mumbai 400 & 334/7 Haryana 164 Drawn- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 28, 2013
16:45 (IST) WICKET! Another wicket for left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar, Mohit Sharma is out for 0, caught at silly point. Haryana 206/9, lead by 204 runs. Both Zaheer and Dabholkar have taken 4 wickets each. Harshal Patel and Ashish Hooda are the last pair for Haryana.
16:39 (IST) WICKET! Zaheer Khan making use of the reverse swing and Joginder Sharma is caught by keeper Aditya Tare for 2. Fourth wicket for Zaheer. Haryana 205/8 in second innings, lead by 203 runs. New man in is Mohit Sharma, who used long handle to good effect to take Haryana past 100 in the first innings.
16:33 (IST) WICKET! Vishal Dabholkar clean bowls well-set Jayant Yadav for 45. Haryana now 202/7 after 61 overs.
16:25 (IST) WICKET! Zaheer Khan strikes again, removes Haryana skipper and former India player Ajay Jadeja for 0. Jadeja hung around for 21 balls before being caught by Ajnkya Rahane. Haryana 199/6 in 2nd innings.
16:00 (IST) WICKET! Sachin Rana falls to Vishal Dabholkar, out lbw for 19. Haryana 186 for 5 after 53 overs. Jayant Yadav (33*) joined by 42-year-old Haryana skipper Ajay Jadeja.
15:45 (IST) The partnership between Sachin Rana and Jayant Yadav is looking good or Haryana. Both batsmen playing with ease and hitting the odd boundary.
15:30 (IST) WICKET! Vishal Dabholkar strikes and hosts lose their fourth wicket. Well set Rahul Dewan departs for 44 off 121 balls, caught behind by Aditya Tare in the 45th over. Haryana 159/4 after 47 overs. Dewan had added 40 runs with Jayant Yadav. Right hander Sachin Rana is the new man in, giving company to Yadav.
14:45 (IST) It's tea time on Day 2 and Haryana are 132/3 with a lead of 130 runs over Mumbai.
14:29 (IST) WICKET! Zaheer Khan picks up his second. Abhimanyu Khod is caught by Vishal Dabholkar for 8. Haryana 3 down for 113 in second innings.
14:13 (IST): WICKET! Dhawal Kulkarni gives MumbaiÂ a much-needed breakthrough as he removes a dangerous Sunny Singh on 63. Haryana 97/2 and 134 vs Mumbai's 136.
13:54 (IST): HALF-CENTURY! Haryana's Sunny Singh completes a gritty fifty as his team extends lead to 80 with nine wickets intact.
13: 30 (IST): Good application from batsmen can make for a riveting contest between bat and ball on a bouncy pitch. This has been shown amply by Sunny Singh as he enters 40s despite scoring just three in the first innings. Haryana 73/1 in 25 overs. Lead Mumbai by 71.
13:10 (IST): Mumbai skipper Zaheer may be getting slightly restless for a wicket. He brings on Abhishek Nayar - the fourth bowler to be used in the innings - against Haryana. Currently, the hosts lead by 40 runs with nine wickets intact. In a low-scoring match, this can be a crucial platform.
13:00 (IST): Haryana batsmen have so far managed to keep Mumbai bowlers at bay in the second session of play on Day 2. Hosts are 34/1 and 134 vs Mumbai's 136 on a lively pitch.
looks like the wicket in lahli is a bit naughty! 21 wickets by lunch on day 2?- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 28, 2013
12:00 (IST): Lunch on Day 2 - Haryana have a lead of 20 in the second innings. The hosts are on 22/1 with Rahul Dewan and Sunny Singh in the middle.
11:42 (IST): Zaheer strikes early! The veteran seamer tests Saini and finally managed to make one his rising deliveries kiss the bat for a solid edge and a wicket. Haryana 12/1 and 134 vs Mumbai's 136.
11:30 (IST): Haryana openers make a better start than they did in the first innings. Nitin Saini and Rahul Dewan have managed to go past their paltry totals of five and three respectively, from earlier. Haryana 12/0 and 134 vs Mumbai's 136.
11:00 (IST): Mumbai's innings folds on 136 with lead of just two vs Haryana. Harshal Patel picks his second of the innings to dismiss Vishal Dabholkar and end Mumbai's final resistance.
10:55 (IST): Mumbai scrape past Haryana's first innings total of 134. Have just a wicket left though. In this session, Mumbai would rather not want to look at the scorecard - 35/5!
10:35 (IST): Fans and experts following the proceedings between Haryana and Mumbai cannot seem to stop raving about the track here at Lahli. The pitch has a green tinge and is refreshing to the sights of a seamer. About time, most agree, that pacers have equal bragging rights in matches played in India.
10:25 (IST): Five-wicket haul for Joginder! The medium pacer removes Javed Khan (0) while Zaheer Khan too is made to walk back by Harshal Patel, leaving visitors tottering at 120/9.
10:10 (IST): Joginder is on a roll. He has claimed another Mumbai wicket as the visitors appear to be losing the plot here. Hiten Shah edges to wicketkeeper Nitin Saini on 2 as Mumbai are now 113/7.
9:55 (IST): Haryana's Joginder Sharma strikes twice in two deliveries to remove a dangerous Ajinkya Rahane (51) and newcomer Aditya Tare (0). Mumbai: 107/6 vs Haryana's first innings total of 134.
9:30 (IST): Ajinkya Rahane and Dhawal Kulkarni will resume Mumbai's innings today. While Rahane looked his confident best as he put together 44 off 96 with eight boundaries, his partner is relatively new to the middle.
9:20 (IST): In a recent interview to the official BCCI website, Sachin stressed the importance of playing Ranji and impressing selectors. Although he said scoring big or claiming wickets in Ranji is no guarantee of a spot in the national side, it can help make a case for a player. "A good performance in Ranji Trophy definitely helps you to be recognised by the selectors but it is not a sure-shot certainty that it is going to get you a berth in the Indian cricket team because you also have to see the composition of the national squad, whether one fits into the selectors' ideas and the captain's ideas." (Read more here)
9:10 (IST): Lahli in Haryana - venue for this match - has had a buzz like never before as the stadium was packed to the brim on Sunday. Their hero - Sachin - was dismissed by Mohit Sharma but fans are hopeful of seeing him bat once again in the second innings.
9:00 (IST): Hosts Haryana found themselves cornered on the opening day of the Ranji clash against giants Mumbai. The batting collapsed like a pack of cards with the team managing only 134 in the first innings. In reply, Mumbai lost Sachin Tendulkar on five but looked in command at 100/4 at stumps.