On their way to the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 semi-final, Mumbai set a new world record for the largest ever first-class win in terms of runs, defeating Uttarakhand by 725 runs. They broke the previous record of 685 runs set by New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield match against Queensland in 1929-30.
After opting to bat first, the Mumbai batsmen came out with intent. After losing two sets batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Yashasvi Jaiswal on 21 and 35 respectively Suved took command of the match.
The pick of the batsman was Suved Parkar. The right-hander scored 252 runs and made sure Mumbai stay in the driver’s seat throughout the match. Parker’s 252 was the second-highest first-class debut score by a Mumbai hitter, trailing only his mentor Amol Muzumdar by eight runs.
The second-highest scorer was young talent, Sarfaraz Khan. The right-hander who has been in terrific form this season scored 153. With the combined efforts of the team, Mumbai declared on 647 for 8 wickets.
Whereas In return Uttarakhand was cheaply out by Mumbai on a score of 114 and was only able to play 41.1 overs. The pick of the bowler was the tournament’s leading wicket-taker Shams Mulani who took 5 wickets with his commanding left arm Orthodox bowling.
Then again Mumbai batted and came with the same intent. In the third innings of the match, Mumbai played 58 overs and scored 261 for 3 wickets, and then declared.
In the fourth inning, Uttarakhand was clueless with the bat and got bundled up only on 69 runs and lost the match by 725 runs.
Mumbai will now advance to the semifinals and face Uttar Pradesh in Bengaluru. The semifinals will start on 22 June.