Thursday, March 10, 2016

Arbit Stats #52

Irani Trophy 2015-16: Mumbai vs Rest of India.

603 - The highest score made by a losing team in a first-class game in India.

Rest of India seemed to be down for the count after Mumbai had obtained a 297 runs first innings lead. When Mumbai chose not to enforce the follow-on, the game seemed to be meandering towards a dull draw. But Mumbai's collapse in the second innings brought in some drama into the game. The target was still humongous, with Rest needing 480 odd in 4 sessions but their batsmen kept their cool. The batting unit fired collectively with five of the batsmen crossing the 50 mark and the target was achieved with just a few balls to spare.

In all, a great advertisement for the domestic first-class game. 

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