Mumbai record biggest EVER win in first-class cricket by thrashing Uttarakhand by 725 runs in just four days in elite cup competition… victory margin beat previous best of 685 set by New South Wales 92 years ago
- Mumbai declared their second innings at 261/3 and set a victory target of 795
- But Uttarakhand folded for just 69 in the first session of the fourth morning
- Previous highest margin set by New South Wales in 1929-30 Sheffield Shield tie
A 92-year-old record for the largest victory margin in first-class cricket was obliterated on Thursday when Mumbai defeated Uttarakhand by 725 runs in Alur.
Set a notional target of 795 on the fourth day, Uttarakhand folded for just 69 in the first session, as New South Wales’ demolition of Queensland by 685 runs in a 1929-30 Sheffield Shield contest went by the wayside.
Although there have been hundreds of examples of 10-wicket and innings victories in first-class history, the efforts of a Mumbai team captained by India international Prithvi Shaw ensured the bar has been raised in terms 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 won by 725 runs
Surprisingly, given the huge gulf between them, it came at the quarter-final stage of the Ranji Trophy, India’s revered first-class competition, after both sides won their respective groups.
In the Ranji Trophy, the previous highest margin of victory by runs was 540 runs.
Mumbai will face Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals.