Mumbai Create World Record, Beat Uttarakhand By 725 Runs

Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy, one of India’s toughest domestic cricket games, made headlines as they set a world record by crushing Uttarakhand by 725 runs in the quarter-finals of the Ranji Cup. They beat their opponent for a modest 69 points, thus beating the New South Wales record that came back in 1929/30 when they defeated Queensland by 685 points.

In fact, Mumbai posted this huge goal for Uttarakhand after Captain Prithvi Shaw (72) and Yashsvi Jaiswal (103) gave another impressive performance with the bats. They announced the roles at 261/3 and quickly beat Uttarakhand.

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For Uttarakhand, it was the breakdown that only wicket-keeper Shivam Khurana (25 not out) and Chandila managed to reach the double-digit mark. Mohit Awasthi (1/5) in Mumbai played his role as Perfection. Parker was judged as the player of the match.

Mumbai will now meet Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals of the prestigious domestic competition. Earlier, Mumbai had built 647/8 in their first post, and they rode the first two hundred debutants Sophid Parkar (252) and Sarfraz Khan Ton (173).

Kulkarni (3/11) along with left arm spinners in the figure Shams Mullani (3/15) and Tanush Kotyan (3/13) each grabbed three wickets each as none of the Uttarakhand fighters showed any backbones.

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Kulkarni caused havoc when he first punched Kamal Singh (0) and then cornered rival captain Jay Besta (0) in front of the wicket, with the opponent reeling at 1/2. He then cleaned up Robin Best (3) with a rough-backed delivery while Uttarakhand was starring in a massive defeat.

In-Form Mulani, who grabbed five in the first rounds, and ran across the middle ranking participated. Its victims are Kunal Chandela (21), Dikchanshu Negi (5) and Mayank Mishra (0). The wicket continued to falter in the hill state even as Kotian knocked out three lower-ranked players in quick succession and also snatched the last wicket from Agrim Tiwari to score a historic win for his team.

(with agencies)

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