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725-run record win for Mumbai

The biggest win before this was Bengal’s 540-run triumph against Odisha in 1953-54
Mumbai will face Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals.
Mumbai will face Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals.
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Our Bureau   |   Published 10.06.22, 03:18 AM

Mumbai razed Uttarakhand in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match in Bangalore on Thursday, winning the game by a record margin.

Mumbai, winner of the Ranji Trophy 41 times, won by a staggering 725 runs. That is the biggest margin of victory in terms of runs in the history of first-class cricket. The previous high was New South Wales’ 685-run win over Queensland in a Sheffield Shield tie in Australia in January 1930.

In the Ranji Trophy, the biggest win before this was Bengal’s 540-run triumph against Odisha in 1953-54. In international cricket, the record is held by England, who beat Australia by 675 runs in 1928-29.

Mumbai, who scored 647/8 (declared) in their first innings, declared their second essay on 261/3. Uttarakhand, having managed only 114 in their first innings, faced an improbable target of 794. And it turned out to be a complete embarrassment when they were bundled out for just 69.

Mumbai will face Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals.

Brief scores: Mumbai 647/8 decl. & 261/3 decl. Uttarakhand 114 & 69 (Dhawal Kulkarni 3/11, Shams Mulani 3/15, Tanush Kotian 3/13). Mumbai won by 725 runs.

One foot in the semis

After dominating with the bat, Bengal delivered with the ball too as they earned a massive 475-run first innings lead in their quarter final clash against Jharkhand in Bangalore to all but confirm their progress to the semi-finals. Having declared their first innings at 773/7, Bengal bowled out Jharkhand for 298, with Sayan Mondal and Shahbaz Ahmed taking four wickets each. In their second innings, Bengal were 76/3 at the close of play on Day IV. 

Brief scores: Bengal 773/7 decl. & 76/3. Jharkhand 298 (Virat Singh 113 n.o.; Sayan Mondal 4/71, Shahbaz Ahmed 4/51)



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