The first-ever Ranji Trophy champion, Madhya Pradesh, wrote history on Sunday in Bengaluru. At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, MP, headed by Aditya Shrivastava, upset 41-time champions Mumbai by 6 wickets in the championship match. Rajat Patidar scored the game-winning runs as Madhya Pradesh overcame Mumbai by 6 wickets on Sunday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru after chasing down 108 in the last innings.
Additionally, this was Madhya Pradesh’s first outright victory against Mumbai in a Ranji Trophy match. Their bowlers performed an outstanding job, dismissing Mumbai for 259 on the last day before their batsmen thumped an unimpressive score.
As Madhya Pradesh joins the likes of Saurashtra, Vidarbha, and Gujarat as first-time champions of the Ranji Trophy in the past five seasons, that total now stands at 4. The Madhya Pradesh players celebrated in front of a sizable audience in Bengaluru, with their coach Chandrakant Pandit in charge of the team huddle. In the 1988–89 season, Pandit is notable for leading Madhya Pradesh to their first final, where they fell to Karnataka in Bengaluru. He oversaw MP’s victory in the championship 23 years later.
Ranji Trophy 2022 Final: Match Highlights
Madhya Pradesh won their first championship on Sunday after defeating Mumbai by six wickets in the championship match. Madhya Pradesh, which needed 108 runs to win the championship, reached the objective in the second session thanks to the undefeated 30s of Rajat Patidar and Shubham Sharma. Along with Yash Dubey, Sharma and Patidar also hit hundreds in the first innings. On Day 5, Kumar Kartikeya took four wickets with the ball as Madhya Pradesh knocked Mumbai out for 269 runs.
Suved Parkar of Mumbai made 51 off of 58 while Sarfaraz Khan contributed 45, but Mumbai continued to lose wickets often and was eventually bowled out for 269 in the first session. Kartikeya claimed four wickets, although Gaurav Yadav and Parth Sahani both took two. Mumbai put up a quick batting display the day before, and after 22 overs of play, they had reached 113 for two at the close of their second innings.
Earlier, Madhya Pradesh secured a critical 162-run lead in the first innings with Rajat Patidar’s outstanding 122 and Saransh Jain’s 57. Patidar was undefeated at 67 as MP began their innings at 368 after losing three wickets, while skipper Aditya Shrivastava was batting at position 11. Patidar continued to hit 122 off 219 balls with 20 fours in total. The Mumbai bowlers were ultimately thoroughly frustrated by Saransh Jain, who also scored fifty runs.