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Mumbai Ranji team: Impeccable track record

A whopping 25 captains have led Mumbai in at least one winning final of the tournament:

Four times

Ajit Wadekar (1968-69, 1969-70, 1971-72, 1972-73)

Three times

Madhav Mantri (1951-52, 1955-56, 1956-57)

Polly Umrigar (1959-60, 1960-61, 1962-63)

R.G., alias Bapu Nadkarni (1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66)

Sunil Gavaskar (1976-77, 1983-84, 1984-85)

Two times

Vijay Merchant (1941-42, 1944-45)

Madhav Apte (1958-59, 1961-62)

Manohar Hardikar (1966-67, 1967-68)

Ashok Mankad (1974-75, 1975-76)

Wasim Jaffer (2008-09, 2009-10)

One time

L.P. Jai (1934-35)

H.L. Vajifdar (1935-36)

K.C. Ibrahim (1948-49)

S.W. alias Ranga Sohoni (1953-54)

Sudhir Naik (1970-71)

Eknath Solkar (1980-81)

Ravi Shastri (1993-94)

Sachin Tendulkar (1994-95)

Sanjay Manjrekar (1996-97)

Sameer Dighe (1999-00)

Paras Mhambrey (2002-03)

Sairaj Bahutule (2003-04)

Amil Muzumdar (2006-07)

Ajit Agarkar (2012-13)

Aditya Tare (2015-16)

Mumbai’s landmark matches

First match

Who: Gujarat

When:February 2 to 4, 1935

Where: Gujarat College Ground, Ahmedabad

Brief Scores: Bombay 231 and 300 for seven decl. vs Gujarat 106 and 165 for four

Led by L.P. Jai: Bombay marked its debut in the Ranji Trophy by earning the innings lead against its neighbouring team.

100th match

Who: Gujarat

When: December 7 to 9, 1962

Where: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Brief scores: Gujarat 126 and 237 lost to Bombay 403 for five decl.

Polly Umrigar’s men were on a roll. Baloo Gupte shone with an eight-wicket match-haul, including five in the first innings and Bapu Nadkarni and Sudhakar Adhikari’s hundreds made it easier for them to rout Gujarat.

200th match

Who: Gujarat

When: December 23 to 25, 1978

Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Brief scores: Bombay 340 beat Gujarat 182 and 110

Dilip Vengsarkar top-scored with 83 while opening the innings. Rajendra Jadeja’s valuable 70 lower down the order helped Mumbai cross the 300-run mark. Padmakar Shivalkar then spun his web around the Gujarat batsmen, dismantling them witha 10-wicket haul.

300th match

Who: Haryana

When: February 12 to 15, 1994

Where: Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad

Brief scores: Bombay 718 beat Haryana 291 and 225

The pre-quarterfinal was the first between the teams since the 1990-91 final. Bombay avenged the loss in style. Four centurions — including captain Ravi Shastri, Jatin Paranjape, Sameer Dighe and debutant Amol Muzumdar who smashed 260 — led Bombay to a gargantuan total to make the bowlers’ task easier.

400th match

Who: Bengal

When: February 2 to 5, 2007

Where: Wankhede Stadium, Faridabad

Brief scores: Mumbai 320 and 294 beat Bengal 143 and 339

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