This day that year: Haryana kick Bombay for ancestral Ranji Trophy title


On this day, this day that year, Bombay, Haryana, Dilip Vengsarkar, Abey Kuruvilla, Haryana win, Ranji Trophy, sports news, sports, cricket news, Cricket, Indian Express Dilip Vengsarkar scored 139 runs opposite Haryana in 1991 Ranji final. (Source: File)

On this day in 1991, Haryana grabbed a ancestral Ranji Trophy final win opposite Bombay (Mumbai). The Haryana side won a final by only 2 runs on a final day of a match. Chasing 355 in a second innings, Bombay were reduced to 355/9 with Dilip Vengsarkar and debutant Abey Kuruvilla during a crease.

Vengsarkar attempted his best to grasp a aim while Kuruvilla somehow managed to hang during a a other end. Bombay only indispensable 3 runs to bind a many prestigious contest divided when Kuruvilla was ran-out after a confusion in a middle.

Vengsarkar remained dominant during 139 during a march and a right-handed batsman wept on a margin after a final wicket went down.

Earlier, after batting initial Haryana complied a sum of 522 runs after roving on D Sharma’s 199 and 94 from Ajay Jadeja. In reply, Bombay was bundled out for 410 handing a outrageous lead to Haryana. But a Bombay bowlers got some wickets early on and limited a opponents to 242.

Bombay were handed over a aim of 355 runs. Vengsarkar chipped in with hundred while Sachin Tendulkar scored 96 runs though their efforts went in vain as Haryan hold on to their nerves and won a compare by 2 runs. Chetan Sharma and Bhadari picked adult dual wickets every during their win over Bombay ath a Wankhede Stadium.

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