With Saurashtra chasing down a target of 372 runs set by Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-final of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on Saturday, a new record was set.

Saurashtra’s total is now the highest successful chase in Ranji Trophy history, surpassing the effort of Assam against Services in the Ranji Trophy 2008/09 (Plate Group B) match during which they chased down a target of 370.

Earlier this season, Rajasthan had successfully chased a total of 356 against Services in a Group C match making it the third biggest run chase at that time, but it has now been pushed to the fourth place.

Saurashtra, after conceding a lead of 177 runs to Uttar Pradesh made a remarkable comeback bundling out UP for 194 in the second innings and then rode on U-19 World Cup winner Harvik Desai’s 259-ball 116 and 76 and 73 from Cheteshwar Pujara and Sheldon Jackson, respectively to overhaul the steep target.

Saurashtra total of 372/4 is also the sixth highest fourth innings total in Ranji Trophy history.

Highest successful run chases in Ranji Trophy history:

 

Team Opposition Target Total Season
Saurashtra Uttar Pradesh 372 372/4 2018-19
Assam Services 370 371/4 2008-09
Rajasthan Vidarbha 359 360/4 1989-90
Rajasthan Services 356 357/5 2018-19
Punjab Bengal 340 344/4 1992-93

 

Highest fourth innings totals in Ranji Trophy history:

 

Team Opposition Target Total Result Season
Maharashtra Bombay 958 604 all out Bombay won by 354 runs 1948-49
Holkar Bombay 866 492 all out Bombay won by 374 runs 1944-45
Bengal Madhya Pradesh 787 432 all out Madhya Pradesh won by 355 runs 2015-16
Uttar Pradesh Maharashtra 422 391/7 Match drawn 2009-10
Rajasthan Mumbai 383 381 all out Mumbai won by 2 runs 2007-08
Saurashtra Uttar Pradesh 372 372/4 Saurashtra won by 6 wickets 2018-19