Brabourne Stadium witnessed a classic on Thursday as Rest of India (ROI) defeated Mumbai to lift the Irani Trophy 2015-16 in a cliash that will be remembered for a long time. Who would thought that Mumbai would end up in losing side after posting a mammoth 603 in the first innings, and worse they bowled out their oppositions for 306.

Mumbai’s 603 went on to be the highest score registered by a team in a losing cause in Indian soil. ROI folded for only 306 in the first innings but got Mumbai all out for 182. This meant they had to chase down 480 to win the game. When ROI ended the Day Four with 100 for 1 on the board after 37 overs, it was pretty apparent that they were playing for a draw. Mumbai would have still lifted the Trophy on basis of first innings lead by it seemed Naman Ojha’s side would play for pride.

Opener Faiz Fazal struck a patient 127 and the middle-order showed enough resilience as they chased down the total in the 130th over. Sudip Chaterjee (54), Karun Nair (92), Sheldon Jackson (59 not out) and Roger Binny (54) were all stars of the show.

Brief scores:

Mumbai 603 in 158.2 overs (J Bista 104, Shreyas Iyer 55, Suryakumar Yadav 156, A Tare 65, S Lad 66; Jayant Yadav 4-132) & 182 in 51.2 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 49, S Lad 60; Jayant Yadav 4-93, J Unadkat 3-16) lost to Rest of India 306 in 99.5 overs (Jayant Yadav 46, Karun Nair 94, Jaydev Unadkat 48; Abhishek Nayar 3-35) & 482 for 6 in 129.4 overs (F Fazal 127, KS Bharat 42, Sudip Chatterjee 54, Karun Nair 92, S Jackson 59*, Stuart Binny 54; Iqbal Abdulla 5-154) by four wickets

ROI not only registered the 10th-highest successful chase in the history of First-Class cricket but also the third-highest on Indian soil. Here are some more interesting stats fact:

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