Ranji Trophy was started in 1934.
There was such a match that the result was out on the very first day.
New Delhi. The history of Ranji cricket is very glorious and old. This time the 88th edition has started. Amidst this long history of the tournament, some such matches have been played which have no answer. A match which ended in just 1 day and the result of the match came. The batters were forced to kneel before the havoc of the bowlers.
The first match in the history of Ranji Trophy which will always be remembered. The reason behind remembering the match is not only that it was the first match but there is another reason behind it. The kind of game that was seen in this match gave it a place in the record books. The first match of Ranji history lasted only for 1 day and in this Mysore which has now become Karnataka team was badly defeated by Madras which has now become Chennai.
Ranji match ends in just 1 day
It may sound strange and it may be difficult to believe, but the first match of Ranji Trophy could last only for 1 day. This match was played on 4 November 1934 in Chennai. The Madras (renamed Tamil Nadu after 1970-71) team won it by an innings and 23 runs. Batting first, the team of Mysore (renamed Karnataka after 1873) was reduced to just 48 runs in 27.2 overs. AJ Ram Singh took 6 wickets for 19 runs in 13.2 overs.
In response, the Madras team got all out on a score of 130 runs in just 43 overs. Mysore Vijayasarathy bowled 8 overs and took 6 wickets for 23 runs. In the second innings, when the Mysore team came out to bat, this time it was bundled out for only 59 runs. This time again Ram Singh made 5 batters his victim. On the basis of excellent bowling performance, Madras i.e. Tamil Nadu team won the match by an innings and 23 runs in just 1 day.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 16, 2022, 12:43 IST