Rest of India win Irani Cup after record run-chase against Mumbai

first_imgRest of India scripted a record run-chase to stun Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai by four wickets and win the Irani Cup for the 26th time at the Brabourne Stadium today.Chasing 480 for an improbable victory, RoI rode on a fantastic hundred from Faiz Fazal Srikar (127) and a brilliant 92 from Karun Nair. This was only the tenth time a total of more than 480 has been chased in first-class cricket. 480+ targets have been successfully chased 10 times in fc cricketin England/India 3 timesin Australia/South Africa/Sri Lanka/UAE once each Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 10, 2016Spinner Iqbal Abdulla was the only bowler to make some impact for Mumbai as Rest of India showed scant respect for the rest of their bowling attack.Abdullah took 5/154 but failed to get any support from his colleagues.Mumbai were flying high after Suryakumar Yadav Jay Bista led them to an intimidating 603 in the first innings. Abhishek Nayar then led a spirited fight with the ball, picking up 3/35 as Rest of India were bowled out for 306. But the match started tilting in favour of RoI thereafter as Jayant Yadav and Jaidev Unadkat shared seven wickets among them to shoot Mumbai out for 182.Rest of India then stormed to the highest successful run-chase in the history of the Irani Cup without appearing to break a sweat as Sudip Chatterjee and Sheldon Jackson chipped in with half-centuries to deflate the Mumbai attack in their own backyard.last_img read more