Mumbai report greatest ever win in first-class cricket by thrashing Uttarakhand by 725 runs in simply 4 days in elite cup competitors… victory margin beat earlier better of 685 set by New South Wales 92 years in the past
- Mumbai declared their second innings at 261/3 and set a victory goal of 795
- However Uttarakhand folded for simply 69 within the first session of the fourth morning
- Earlier highest margin set by New South Wales in 1929-30 Sheffield Protect tie
A 92-year-old report for the biggest victory margin in first-class cricket was obliterated on Thursday when Mumbai defeated Uttarakhand by 725 runs in Alur.
Set a notional goal of 795 on the fourth day, Uttarakhand folded for simply 69 within the first session, as New South Wales‘ demolition of Queensland by 685 runs in a 1929-30 Sheffield Protect contest glided by the wayside.
Though there have been lots of of examples of 10-wicket and innings victories in first-class historical past, the efforts of a Mumbai staff captained by India worldwide Prithvi Shaw ensured the bar has been raised by way of wins by runs.
Prithvi Shaw captained Mumbai to the crushing victory over Uttarakhand in the Ranji Trophy
Mumbai — 1st innings: 647/8 dec
Uttarakhand — 1st innings: 114
Mumbai — 2nd innings: 261/3 dec
Uttarakhand — 2nd innings: 69
Mumbai gained by 725 runs
Surprisingly, given the large gulf between them, it got here on the quarter-final stage of the Ranji Trophy, India’s revered first-class competitors, after either side gained their respective teams.
Within the Ranji Trophy, the earlier highest margin of victory by runs was 540 runs.
Mumbai will face Uttar Pradesh within the semi-finals.