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Ranji Trophy: Mumbai Defeat Uttarakhand By 725 Runs, Register Highest-Ever Win Margin In First-Class Cricket | Cricket Information


Home giants Mumbai on Thursday broke the world file for the very best margin of victory within the historical past of first-class cricket as they crushed minnows Uttarakhand by a staggering 725 runs on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final right here and stormed into the semi-finals. Mumbai broke New South Wales’ 92-year-old Sheffield Defend file once they beat Queensland by 685 runs.

Within the Ranji Trophy, the earlier file for highest margin for victory was held by Bengal, who had defeated Odisha by 540 runs in 1953-54.

Mumbai’s world file comes a day after Bengal broke a 129-year-old one with all their 9 batters scoring half-century in a single innings in opposition to Jharkhand in one other quarter-final.

Mumbai will now meet Uttar Pradesh within the semi-final of the distinguished home competitors.

The 41-time Ranji Trophy champions, who dominated proper from the first-day, declared their second innings at 261/3 and thus set Uttarakhand an inconceivable 794-run goal.

They’d piled up 647/8 declared of their first essay, driving on maiden double hundred from debutant Suved Parkar (252).

Uttarakhand who have been bundled out for partly 114 of their first essay, as soon as once more capitulated in entrance of the Mumbai bowlers, as they have been bundled out for simply 69 within the second innings.

Mumbai bowlers led by skilled pacer Dhawal Kulkarni run riot. Kulkarni (3/11) together with in-form left-arm spinner Shams Mulani (3/15) and off-spinner Tanush Kotian (3/13) grabbed three wickets apiece as not one of the Uttarakhand batters confirmed any backbone.

Kulkarni wreaked havoc as he first castled opener Kamal Singh (0) after which trapped rival skipper Jay Bista (0) in entrance of the wickets, with the opposition tottering at 1/2. He then cleaned up Robin Bist (3) with a supply that jagged backed in as Uttarakhand was starring at an enormous defeat. In-form Mulani, who had grabbed a fifer within the first innings, received into the act and ran by the middle-order. His victims included Kunal Chandela (21), Dikshanshu Negi (5) and Mayank Mishra (0).

Wickets saved tumbling for the hill state at the same time as Kotian dismissed three lower-order batters in fast succession and in addition grabbed the ultimate wicket of Agrim Tiwari to cap off a historic win for his facet.

For Uttarakhand, such was the collapse that solely wicket-keeper Shivam Khurana (25 not out) and Chandela might attain the double-figure mark.

Mumbai’s medium pacer Mohit Awasthi (1/5) additionally performed his half to perfection.

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Parkar was adjudged because the participant of the match.

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