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On Wednesday, a new record was set in first-class cricket … for the biggest win in terms of runs. Mumbai beat Uttarakhand by 725 runs in the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy. In Australia in 1930, New South Wales defeated Queensland by 685 runs. That is, it was the biggest victory in terms of runs in first class cricket so far. Mumbai has broken this record after 92 years. Let us tell you that Test cricket is also included in first class cricket.
If we talk about the 88-year-old Ranji tournament, then before this the record of the biggest win was in the name of Bengal. Bengal defeated Odisha by 540 runs in December 1953. South Zone holds the record for the biggest win in the overall first class matches played in India. South Zone defeated Central Zone by 552 runs in the 2011 Duleep Trophy match.
Uttarakhand was given a target of 795 runs, which was reduced to 69
Mumbai declared their first innings at 647/8. After that the batsmen of Uttarakhand were run for 114 runs. Declaring the second innings on 261/3, the team gave a target of 795 runs to Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand’s team could score only 69 runs after reaching such a big target.
Mumbai batsman Suved Parkar, who scored a double century in the quarterfinals.
A double century, two centuries and 4 fifties were scored by Mumbai.
In the match, Suved Parkar scored a double century in the first innings for Mumbai, while Sarfaraz Khan scored a superb 153 runs. Armaan Jaffer (60) and Shams Mulani (59) scored half-centuries in this innings. In the second innings of the team, opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 103, Prithvi Shaw made 72 and Aditya Tare scored 57 runs. Mulani took seven wickets in the match. He got 4 wickets in the first innings and three wickets in the second.
MP and UP also won
In other matches of the top-8, MP and UP also registered victories. In Bengaluru, Madhya Pradesh beat Punjab by ten wickets, while Uttar Pradesh registered a five-wicket win over Karnataka.
Shubham Sharma (102) who scored a century in the first innings for MP.
Bengal are still leading by 530 runs over Jharkhand on the fourth day of the fourth quarter-final. Till the time of writing the news, Jharkhand has scored 243 runs for nine wickets. Bengal declared the first innings at 773/9.