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Ranji Trophy Finals 2022

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

Ranji Trophy Finals 2022 - 11icBlog2

The 87th season of the Ranji Trophy 2022 has ended , after Madhya Pradesh beat Mumbai by 6 wicket.

After 23 years of falling short winning of their first Ranji Trophy title, Madhya Pradesh finally managed to script history as they beat Mumbai.

Game Highlights:

Madhya Pradesh clinch maiden title by defeating heavyweights Mumbai by six wickets in the final match of the series.

Needing 108 runs to win the top honour, Madhya Pradesh rode Shubham Sharma's 30 and Rajat Patidar's unbeaten 30 to reach the target in the second session. Sharma and Patidar had also scored centuries in the first innings along with Yash Dubey. With the ball, Kumar Kartikeya picked up four wickets as Madhya Pradesh bowled Mumbai out for 269 on Day 5. Mumbai's Suved Parkar scored 51 off 58 while Sarfaraz Khan added 45 but Mumbai kept losing wickets at regular intervals to be bundled out for 269 in the first session. While Kartikeya picked four, Gaurav Yadav and Parth Sahani snared two wickets each. On the previous day, Mumbai put on a brisk batting show in their second innings and reached 113 for two at stumps, having played 22 overs. Earlier, Rajat Patidar's remarkable 122 and Saransh Jain's 57 powered Madhya Pradesh to seize a crucial 162-run lead in the first-innings lead. MP resumed their innings at 368 with three wickets loss, with Patidar unbeaten on 67 and skipper Aditya Shrivastava playing at 11. Patidar went on to smash 122 off 219 balls laced with 20 fours. In the end, Saransh Jain totally frustrated Mumbai bowlers and smashed a 50.

Six Stars from Madhya Pradesh's Ranji Trophy winning Season:

Chandrakant Pandit, the man who captained them in 1998-99, managed to complete a circle of sorts as he laid hands on the coveted trophy as coach. In line with his coaching philosophy of how titles aren't won by individuals, the MP team, missing a few important players like Avesh Khan and Venkatesh Iyer - away on national duty - found several other heroes

Yash Dubey

Kumar Kartikeya

Rajat Patidar

Akshat Raghuwanshi

Gaurav Yadav

Shubham Sharma

Player of the Match :

Shubham Sharma

Player of the series:

Sarfaraz Khan (Mumbai)

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