Ranji Trophy Mumbai beat Uttrakhand by 725 runs and created history | Ranji Trophy: Such a wonder never happened in cricket, this team created history by winning the match by 725 runs

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai on Thursday set a new world record for registering the biggest victory in first-class cricket by thrashing Uttarakhand by a huge margin of 725 runs in the fourth day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final here. Mumbai broke the 92-year-old Sheffield Shield record of New South Wales. New South Wales then defeated Queensland by 685 runs.

biggest victory in history

The previous record for the biggest win in terms of runs in the Ranji Trophy was held by Bengal, who defeated Odisha by 540 runs in 1953-54. A day before Mumbai’s world record, Bengal set the record for most 9 batsmen scoring 50 or more runs in an innings against Jharkhand in another quarter-final. Mumbai’s team will now face Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals.

Mumbai did wonders

41-time Ranji champions Mumbai, who dominated from day one, declared their second innings at 261 for three and set Uttarakhand a target of 794 runs. Mumbai declared the first innings at 647 for 8, thanks to the double century of debutant Suved Parker (252). Stacked for 114 in the first innings, Uttarakhand could only manage 69 runs in the second innings.

bowlers did wonders

For Mumbai, veteran fast bowler Dhawal Kulkarni took three for 11, while left-spinner Shams Mulani (3 for 15) and off-spinner (3 for 13) also took three wickets each. For Uttarakhand, only Shivam Khurana (25 not out) and Kunal Chandela (21) could reach double digits. Five batsmen from Uttarakhand also failed to open the account. Parker was adjudged the player of the match.

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