Replying to Railways' paltry first innings total of 217, Mumbai ended day two of the fourday tie at 330 for 9 for a lead of 113 on a Wankhede Stadium track offering appreciable turn to the slow bowlers, indicated by the 28 year old Sharma's impressive figures of 6 for 90.
At stumps, Nikhil Patil was unbeaten with a well made 82 along with number 11 batsman Vishal Dabholkar (0) after left handed Herwadkar had played the sheet anchor's role with aplomb in his 277 minute stay in which he hit 15 fours and 2 sixes.
Mumbai, in fact, started at 4 for 2 in the morning when Herwadkar and Shreyas Iyer (57 in 62 balls; 1 six and 2 fours) flayed the attack to take the hosts to 131.
Sharma then produced a magical spell to dismiss Iyer, Mumbai captain Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad while off-spinner Arnab Nandi accounted for Suryakumar Yadav to leave the home team gasping at 147 for 6.
UP-born Sharma, who played in the Adelaide Test against Australia during India's tour last season, had the aggressive Iyer caught behind off a forcing shot and then bamboozled Tare for a duck and Lad for 5.

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