Mumbai on Thursday broke the world record for highest margin of victory in the history of first-class cricket as they crushed Uttarakhand by a staggering 725 runs on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final.

Mumbai broke New South Wales’ 92-year-old Sheffield Shield record when they beat Queensland by 685 runs. In the Ranji Trophy, the previous record for highest victory margin was held by Bengal, who had defeated Odisha by 540 runs in 1953-54.

Mumbai’s world record comes a day after Bengal broke a 129-year-old one with all their nine batters scoring halfcentury in a single innings against Jharkhand in another quarter-final.

Mumbai will now meet Uttar Pradesh in the semi-final.

Debutant Suved Parkar was adjudged as the player of the match for his double hundred.

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