Ranji Trophy final: Madhya Pradesh reaches final after 23 years, Mumbai set to become champions for 42nd time

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The last game of the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 will pit Madhya Pradesh against Mumbai. In this final match which will take place from June 22 to 26, Mumbai will try to become champions for the 42nd time. At the same time, Madhya Pradesh will enter the field with the intention of becoming the Ranji champion for the first time. The first semi-final match of this tournament was played between Madhya Pradesh and Bengal and this match was won by Madhya Pradesh by 174 points. Meanwhile, the second semi-final between Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh ended in a draw, but based on the first leg, Mumbai qualified for the final. Mumbai reached the final for a record 47th time.

Previously, Madhya Pradesh had only reached the final once. Madhya Pradesh, who made the final for the first time in 1998-99, faced defeat to Karnataka. Now, this team will try to win the Ranji Trophy for the first time.

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Magnificent victory of Madhya Pradesh
In the first semi-final match, Madhya Pradesh won the toss and opted to bat and scored 341 runs in the first innings. Himanshu Mantri played an excellent round of 165 points and Akshat Raghuvanshi backed him up with 63 points. For Bengal, Mukesh Kumar took four and Shahbaz Ahmed took three wickets. In response, the Bengal team could only score 273 points. From there, it was almost decided to play the Madhya Pradesh final. In the early innings, only three batsmen could hit double digits for Bengal. Manoj Tiwary scored 102 points and Shahbaz Ahmed scored 116 points. Madhya Pradesh’s Kumar Karthikeya, Shreyans Jain and Puneet Date each took three wickets.

In the second set, the Madhya Pradesh team was down to 281 points. Rajat Patidar scored 79 points and Aditya Srivastava scored 82 points. For Bengal, Shahbaz Ahmed took five and Pradipta Pramanik took four wickets. Now, in the fourth inning, Bengal had a target of 350 runs, but Bengal beaters could only score 175 runs. Captain Abhimanyu Easwaran scored 78 points. For Madhya Pradesh, Kumar Karthikeya took five and Gaurav Yadav took three wickets.

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Mumbai won based on first innings lead
In the second semi-final against Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai scored 393 in the first set. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 100 points and Hardik Tamore scored 115 points. UP’s Karn Sharma took four wickets. In response, Uttar Pradesh could only score 180 points. Shivam Mavi scored the highest 48 points. Mumbai’s Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Awasthi and Tanush Kotyan took three wickets each. Mumbai declared the second set at 533 for four. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 181 points and Armaan Jaffer scored 127 points. Prince Yadav took two wickets. Uttar Pradesh did not strike in the second set, but based on the first set lead, Mumbai reached the final.

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The last game of the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 will pit Madhya Pradesh against Mumbai. In this final match which will take place from June 22 to 26, Mumbai will try to become champions for the 42nd time. At the same time, Madhya Pradesh will enter the field with the intention of becoming the Ranji champion for the first time. The first semi-final match of this tournament was played between Madhya Pradesh and Bengal and this match was won by Madhya Pradesh by 174 points. Meanwhile, the second semi-final between Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh ended in a draw, but based on the first leg, Mumbai qualified for the final. Mumbai reached the final for a record 47th time.

Previously, Madhya Pradesh had only reached the final once. Madhya Pradesh, who made the final for the first time in 1998-99, faced defeat to Karnataka. Now, this team will try to win the Ranji Trophy for the first time.

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