Collapse crushes Tamil Nadu hopes
Collapse crushes Tamil Nadu hopes
PATIENCE is an important virtue in batting, more so when you are trying to climb a mountain.
Ashok Venugopal

That went missing, as yet another shoddy display left Tamil Nadu staring at a setback on Day 3 of the Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai on Monday.

From 178 for two chasing Mumbai’s 488, Tamil Nadu lost five wickets in the space of 17 runs in the second session. The implosion left them at 195 for seven and despite Ravichandran Ashwin and R Sai Kishore preventing further damage for the remaining 32 overs, 249 for seven at stumps means Mumbai remain favourites to bag three points.

Barring Kaushik Gandhi, who made 60, none of the batsmen applied themselves. In fact, they caved in without a fight. The reason for the collapse was lack of patience and poor shot selection.

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January 14, 2020