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Mumbai breaks the 92-year-old record for the greatest margin of victory.

Mumbai achieved the global record for the largest margin of victory in first-class cricket history on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Uttarakhand, winning by 725 runs. In the semifinals, the 41-time winners will face Uttar Pradesh.

When Mumbai defeated Queensland by 685 runs, they broke New South Wales’ 92-year-old Sheffield Shield record. Bengal held the previous Ranji Trophy record for the most margin of victory, defeating Odisha by 540 runs in 1953-54.

At 261/3, Mumbai declared their second innings. Uttarakhand were bowled out for 69 in the second innings while chasing a 794-run mark.

Dhawal Kulkarni (3/11), Shams Mulani (3/15), and Tanush Kotian (3/13) shared the spoils for Mumbai. Suved Parkar was named player of the match after scoring 252 runs on debut.

Brief Scores: Mumbai: 647 for 8 December and 261 for 3 December vs Uttarakhand: 114 and 69 (Khurana 25*’ Kulkarni 3/11, Kotian 3/13, Mulani 3/15).

Bengal is 551 runs ahead.

Sayan Mondal (4/71) and Shahbaz Ahmed (4/51) shared eight wickets to knock Jharkhand out for 298 runs in the first innings, securing their place in the semifinals. Jharkhand was represented by Virat Singh (113 not out).

 

Bengal shattered a 129-year-old record on Thursday when all nine hitters scored a half-century in a single inning.

Bengal skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran did not enforce the follow-on, and Bengal were 76 for 3 at stumps on Day 4 of their second innings. At the crease were Anustup Majumdar (22 not out) and Manoj Tiwary (12 not out). Jharkhand’s bowling selection was Shahbaz Nadeem (3/18).

Bengal 773 for 7 dec & 76 for 3 (Anustup Majumdar 22 not out; Shahbaz Nadeem 3/18) against Jharkhand 298 all out (Virat Singh 113 not out, Nazim Siddiqui 53; Sayan Mondal 4/71, Shahbaz Ahmed 4/51).

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