Rajat Bhatia’s unbeaten 94 eclipsed Ajinkya Rahane’s strokeful 114 in Rajasthan’s five-wicket win over Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here today.
Bhatia’s blistering innings off 71 balls helped Rajasthan chase down the 302-run target in 49 overs. Rahane, playing his second match of the domestic competition, steered Mumbai to 301 for nine.
Besides Bhatia’s brilliant effort, Ashok Menaria came up with a 80-ball 86 to contribute to the team’s cause. The other contributions came from Puneet Yadav (49) and Dishant Yagnik (40).
With the loss, Mumbai dropped to the third spot in Group A with 12 points while Rajasthan are fourth with 12 points due to an inferior net run rate.
Brief scores: Mumbai 301/9 in 50 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 114; Pankaj Singh 4/55). Rajasthan 305/5 in 49 overs (Rajat Bhatia 94 not out, Ashok Menaria 86; Abhishek Nayar 2/28).