Mukund, Jaffer power India Red to huge total

Jaffer and Mukund demolished Greens’ bowling attack in their record  Challenger Trophy partnership of 265 runs helping the Red’s to 351 for two in their allotted 50 overs.
Jaffer top-scored with 143 runs (143b, 4x17, 6x1) and Mukund continued his amazing run of form with 114 (123b, 4x9, 6x1) as Red knocked the opposing bowlers around.

Mukund and Jaffer played out the first four overs quietly. In the fifth, bowled by Vikramjeet Malik, they took 18 and increased the rate from there on. Dhawal Kulkarni, who began very tidily, should have had Jaffer on 28 but dropped an easy return catch during a maiden ninth over. Kulkarni lost his line hereon and Jaffer went on to cross his half-century off off 59 balls. Mukund's half-century came up off 71 balls.

INDIA BLUE: Mukund b Kulkarni 114; Jaffer (run out) 143; Dhoni (not out) 34; Y Pathan (not out) 34. Extras: (B-4, LB-4, W-5, NB-13) 26. Total (2 wickets; 50 overs) 351.
 Bowling: Malik 7-0-81-0, Balaji 10-1-56-0, Kulkarni 10-1-69-1, Jakati 10-0-61-0, Raina 9-0-55-0, Inder Singh 1-0-8-0, Anirudha 3-0-13-0.

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