Left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla may not have got much opportunities to make it count while playing for Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League. However, the 24-year-old is no mood to waste the chances that he is getting for his state side – Mumbai.
On Monday, day two of four-day Capt K Thimmappaiah memorial cricket tournament in Mysore, Abdulla came up with a brilliant five-wicket haul to bundle out Assam Cricket Association for 246 replying to Mumbai's first innings total of 224.
The Abhishek Nayar-led side was eight for no loss with Kevin Almeida (5*) and Akhil Herwadkar (2) at the crease when stumps were drawn.
Mumbai, currently coached by former India player Praveen Amre, will be playing as many tournaments as possible to prepare for the new season.
In another match, making mincemeat of a weak Tripura Cricket Association's bowling attack, KC Avinash (200*) and Shreyas Gopal (150) helped KSCA XI reach a mammoth 506 for 7 decl. in 142.3. In reply, Tripura Cricket Association were 77 for the loss of three wickets in their first innings.