On the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy quarter final encounter against Uttarakhand, Mumbai delivered an outstanding bowling performance. The team knocked Uttarakhand out for only 69 runs, securing a 725-run win and a place in the semi-final. This is the largest margin of victory in first-class cricket (by runs). Mumbai beat New South Wales’ record for the feat, which they set when they defeated Queensland by 685 runs in 1929/30.

Mumbai set Uttarakhand a 795-run target after skipper Prithvi Shaw (72) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (103) put forth another strong showing with the bat. They declared their innings at 261/3, and Mumbai struck before Uttarakhand could score a run, dismissing Kamal Singh for a duck. Uttarakhand lost both openers in the first three overs, with only Kunal Chandela (21) reaching double digits in the top six. Dhawal Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, and Tanush Kotian each took three wickets for Mumbai, while Mohit Awasthi took 1/5 in four overs.

The following is a list of the largest first-class winning margins (in runs):

Mumbai is a city in India (against Uttarakhand, 2022) – 725 total runs

Queensland (versus New South Wales, 1929/30) – 685 total runs

England (1928/29) vs. Australia – 675 total runs

New South Wales (1920/21) vs. South Australia – 638 total runs

Saved Parkar’s magnificent 252 and Sarfaraz Khan’s 153 had helped Mumbai reach 647/8 in the first innings. Mulani took a five-wicket haul (5/39) as the side knocked Uttarakhand out for only 114.

Bengal had also set a global record in first-class cricket on Wednesday when nine of their batsmen scored fifty or more runs in a single innings during their quarterfinal encounter against Jharkhand.