Thursday, April 18

Mumbai Clinches Record-Extending 42nd Ranji Trophy Title with Commanding Win Over Vidarbha

Mumbai reigns supreme! They've clinched a record-extending 42nd Ranji Trophy title, defeating Vidarbha by 169 runs.

Mumbai emerged victorious in the Ranji Trophy final, defeating Vidarbha by a convincing margin of 169 runs. This win marks a historic moment for Mumbai cricket, etching their name on the coveted trophy for a record-extending 42nd time.

Dramatic Collapse Seals the Deal for Mumbai

After a resolute fight from Vidarbha’s Akshay Wadkar (102) and Harsh Dubey (65) on the final day, Mumbai’s bowling attack orchestrated a dramatic collapse. They picked up the remaining five wickets for just 15 runs in a span of 32 balls, securing victory. Veteran pacer Dhawal Kulkarni fittingly took the final wicket, bringing the curtains down on his Ranji career in style.

Tanush Kotian Shines with Player of the Series Award

Young spinner Tanush Kotian played a pivotal role throughout the tournament, earning him the Player of the Series award. His crucial wicket of Wadkar proved to be a turning point in the final day’s proceedings.

Vidarbha’s Fightback Falls Short

Despite a valiant effort from their batting duo of Wadkar and Dubey, Vidarbha’s resistance ultimately fell short. Their chase of a mammoth 538-run target proved too challenging, as Mumbai’s bowlers tightened the noose in the later stages.

Mumbai Celebrates Double Victory

The win is a double celebration for Mumbai. Not only did they secure a record-breaking title, but the Mumbai Cricket Association also announced a bonus of Rs. 5 crore to the squad for their triumph. This bonus comes on top of the BCCI’s prize money of Rs. 5 crore for the winning team.

Memorable Ranji Trophy Victory for Mumbai Cricket

Mumbai’s emphatic victory in the Ranji Trophy final marks a significant moment in Indian domestic cricket. It highlights the team’s dominance and resilience, while also showcasing the talent of young players like Tanush Kotian.

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