Gujarat on 14 January 2017 won its maiden Ranji Trophy title. The team defeated Mumbai by five wickets in the final at the Holkar stadium in Indore.
Parthiv Patel’s 143 and Munprit Juneja’s 54 runs helped Gujarat to chase down a score of 265 on the final day. It was the highest successful run-chase in the final of the Ranji Trophy.
In the semi-finals, Gujarat defeated Jharkhand by 123 runs to reach only their second final in the history of the Ranji Trophy. Gujarat had previously played in the finals during the 1950–51 Ranji Trophy. In the second semi-finals, Mumbai beat Tamil Nadu by 6 wickets to progress to their 46th final in the tournament.
Gujarat’s Parthiv Patel was declared as the Player of the match for the final.
About Ranji Trophy
• The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India.
• It is played between teams representing regional cricket associations.
• The championship is named after first Indian cricketer Ranjitsinhji, who played international cricket. He was also known as Ranji.
• Following a meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in July 1934, the competition was launched as The Cricket Championship of India. The first fixtures took place in 1934–1935. The first Ranji Trophy Championship was won by Bombay after it defeated North India in the final.
• At present, the competition consists of 28 teams.
• The 2016–2017 Ranji Trophy was the 83rd season of the championship.
• The tournament will be played at neutral venues unlike previous seasons.
• The Chhattisgarh cricket team had made their debut in the competition. Chhattisgarh is the 28th team to compete in the 2016–2017 edition of the Ranji Trophy.
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