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Ranji Trophy final can be held in Wankhede: Mumbai made it to the title match for the 48th time; Semi-finals continue in Vidarbha-MP


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Mumbai defeated Tamil Nadu and reached the Ranji Trophy final for the 48th time. The team has also won the title 41 times.

The final match of the 89th season of Ranji Trophy can be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Home team Mumbai defeated Tamil Nadu in the semi-finals and reached the Ranji final for the 48th time. An exciting semi-final match is being played between Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha teams.

Wankhede Stadium is famous for hosting the 2011 ODI World Cup final. It was here that 'God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar played his last international match.

MCA officials ready to finalize
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials said on Tuesday, 'There are full chances of holding the final at Wankhede Stadium itself. The final decision will come by the fourth day of the semi-finals.

MCA Secretary Ajinkya Nayak said, 'Wankhede Stadium has been the home of Mumbai cricket. Mumbai's home matches have been taking place here for more than 50 years. Considering the importance of the tournament and the Mumbai cricket community, holding the final here would be the best decision.

The Ranji Trophy final has been held at Wankhede Stadium 11 times.

The Ranji Trophy final has been held at Wankhede Stadium 11 times.

Mumbai has won the title 41 times
Mumbai defeated Tamil Nadu by an innings and 70 runs in the first semi-final and made it to the final. Mumbai became the first team to reach the final by winning the match on the third day itself.

Mumbai has reached the Ranji final for the 48th time, the team has won the title 41 times. However, the team's last win came in the 2015–16 season. In the 2021-22 season, the team had to face defeat in the final against Madhya Pradesh.

Mumbai defeated Tamil Nadu by an innings and 70 runs in the first semi-final to reach the final.

Mumbai defeated Tamil Nadu by an innings and 70 runs in the first semi-final to reach the final.

May face Madhya Pradesh again
Mumbai may have to play against Madhya Pradesh once again in the Ranji Trophy final. But for this it is necessary that MP team defeats Vidarbha in the second semi-final being played in Nagpur.

By the third day of the match on Monday, Vidarbha had scored 343 runs for 6 wickets in its second innings. The team's total lead is 261 runs. In the first innings, Madhya Pradesh scored 252 runs and Vidarbha scored 170 runs. The fourth day of play will take place on Tuesday.

The second semi-final of Ranji Trophy is being played between Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha in Nagpur.

The second semi-final of Ranji Trophy is being played between Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha in Nagpur.

It took time to take a decision due to IPL
According to reports, the decision to hold the Ranji final in Mumbai was postponed due to IPL. Because Mumbai Indians' home matches are to be held in Wankhede. But the Ranji final will run only from 15 to 19 March. Whereas the first match of IPL in Mumbai is to be held on 1st April.

There will be a gap of 12 days between the Ranji final and the first IPL match in Mumbai. Due to this gap, the Ranji Trophy final can now be held at Wankhede Stadium. Before this, Ranji final was played 11 times at Wankhede. This time the 89th edition of the tournament is being played. The tournament was started in 1934.

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