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Ranji Trophy: Madhya Pradesh beat Mumbai to win maiden Ranji title

Ranji Trophy 2021-22 Winner:

The Madhya Pradesh cricket team created history on Sunday when they defeated Mumbai by 6 wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru to grab their first-ever Ranji trophy title.

Under the leadership of Aditya Shrivastava, the team defeated 41-time champions Mumbai to script history.

Playing in the first Ranji Trophy final after 23 years, MP beat all odds and beat the pre-tournament favourite and 6-time Ranji Trophy champion Mumbai.

In the 1998-99 season, MP played against Karnataka at the same venue but was unable to win and lost the match by 96 runs. Chandrakant Pandit, who was the skipper of Madhya Pradesh then, bring joys as the head coach, leading it to a memorable victory.

MP Vs MUM Match Summary:

After winning the toss Mumbai scored 374 runs in the opening game. They were unable to restrict the MP batters, who put 536 on the board and went on to lead Mumbai, the six-time champions, by 162 runs.

Mumbai in reply, only managed to post 269 to give MP a 108-run target, which they chased with ease to win maiden title.

MP Vs MUM final day Highlights:

Wicket-keeper batter Himanshu Mantri, led the way with 37 runs. While Shubham Sharma had a 30-run innings as they chased down a 108-run mark. While Rajat Patidar, a well-known batter, helped with an unbroken 30 run innings that hand MP the victory.

Suved Parkar was the anchor as Mumbai started their innings earlier on Sunday morning with a score of 113/2. However, MP were able to make a breakthrough when pacer Gaurav Yadav mishandled Armaan Jaffer’s stumps with a slower pitch.

Sarfaraz Khan, who came at no.3, kept the scoreboard moving while playing the spinners brilliantly. Parkar, on the other hand, completed his half-century in some time.

However, Parkar was out in the very next over got out. Yashasvi Jaiswal walked back to pavilion after scoring just 1. Sarfaraz Khan completed his season with 982 runs from nine innings at an average of 122.75.

Kartikeya and Sahani eliminated the remainder of the tail, setting a target of 108 for their maiden title.

Mumbai was dismissed for 269 runs thanks to the combined efforts of Parth Sahani (2/43) and Kumar Kartikeya (4/98).

Vineet Vashisht
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