Stats Burst: All you need to know about the Ranji Trophy 2019-20

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16 Mar 2020 | 03:39 PM
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Stats Burst: All you need to know about the Ranji Trophy 2019-20

After Saurashtra’s joy at last and Bengal’s unrelenting sorrow, here are all the relevant stats from the 86th edition of the Ranji Trophy

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The 86th edition of the Ranji Trophy tournament saw a new champion in Saurashtra. This is if we don’t consider the two erstwhile sides from the same area - Nawanagar (won the title in 1936/37) and Western India States (won in 1943/44). Saurashtra thus became the 19th side to win the Ranji Trophy tournament since the first edition in 1934/35 season. Meanwhile, it was heartburn for the Bengal side. Although they have managed to win the tournament twice before in 1938/39 and then in 1989/90 – they have finished runner-up for a record 12th time – the most by an Indian domestic side. This edition also saw a record 38 teams and in total 169 matches, that saw the defending champions for the last two years, Vidarbha and 41-time champions Mumbai failing to reach the last eight. A look at the highs and lows of the season in the competition. 

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Teams

Biggest victories:

By wickets: 10 wickets (on 7 occasions by 7 sides)
By runs: 464 runs by Gujarat beat Goa at Valsad
By innings: and 425 runs by Meghalaya beat Mizoram at Kolkata, VAG

Narrowest victories:       

By wickets: 1 wicket (3 occasions by 3 sides)
By runs: 21 runs Kerala beat Punjab at Thumba

Most extras conceded: 73 by Madhya Pradesh v Karnataka at Shimoga

Batting

Total individual 100s (season): 215
Total 300-plus scores (season): 3
Total 200 scores (200-299) (season): 25
100s in each innings:
178 & 205* by Rahul Dalal for Arunachal Pradesh v Mizoram at Puducherry
140 & 113* by Mohd Rahamatullah for Bihar v Arunachal Pradesh at Patna

Most 50-plus scores (season): 9 by Rahul Dalal (Arunachal Pradesh) in 17 innings
Most 50s (50 to 99) (season): 7 by Devdutt Padikkal (Karnataka) in 19 innings
Most ducks (season): Bobby Zothansanga (Mizoram) in 15 innings
Most sixes in an innings:    
13 sixes by Sanjay Yadav for Meghalaya v Mizoram at Kolkata VAG
13 sixes by Ankit Kaushik for Chandigarh v Mizoram at IT Park Chandigarh

Quick fifty (strike-rate): 228.57 (64 in 28 balls) by Suryakant Pradhan for Odisha v Services at Cuttack DRIEMS
Quick century (strike-rate): 170.66 (128 in 75 balls) by Abdul Samad for Jammu & Kashmir v Jharkhand at Ranchi
Highest batting average (season): 154.66 by Sarfaraz Khan for Mumbai – 928 runs in 9 innings and 3 not outs
Highest batting strike-rates (season): 164.74 by Suryakant Pradhan (Odisha) – 257 runs in 156 balls in 13 innings
Most 4s hit (season): 174 fours by Rahul Dalal for Arunachal Pradesh in 9 matches and 17 innings
Most 6s hit (season): 36 sixes by Abdul Samad for Jammu & Kashmir in 10 matches and 17 innings
Most innings batted (season):19 by Rahul Dalal (Arunachal Pradesh), Devdutt Padikkal (Karnataka), Harvik Desai     (Saurashtra)

Bowling

Most 5-wicket hauls (season): 7 by Jaydev Unadkat (Saurashtra) in 16 innings
Most 10-wicket hauls (season): 3 by Sanjay Yadav (Meghalaya in 15 innings) and Jaydev Unadkat (Saurashtra in 16 innings)
Total five-wicket hauls (season): 233
Best bowling (in an innings): 9/52 by Sanjay Yadav for Meghalaya v Nagaland at Dimapur
Total ten-wicket match hauls (season): 33
Best bowling (in a match): 14/170 by K Gowtham for Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Dindigul
Best bowling strike-rate (season): 24.04 balls per wicket by R Vinay Kumar for Puducherry (45 wickets in 180.2 overs)
Most economical bowler (season): 1.98 runs per over by DP Vijaykumar for Andhra (216 runs conceded in 108.5 overs)
Most balls delivered (season): 2398 balls (399.4 overs) by Dharmendra Jadeja (Saurashtra) in 18 innings
Most runs conceded (season): 1093 runs by Ishwar Chaudhury (Sikkim) in 16 innings

All-Rounders

Best all-round performance (50 runs in an innings & 10 wkts match haul in same match)     
89 & 10/171 by Shams Mulani for Mumbai v Baroda at Vadodara
61 & 13/112 by Sanjay Yadav for Meghalaya v Nagaland at Dimapur
51 & 14/170 by K Gowtham for Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Dindigul
81* & 11/76 by R Vinay Kumar for Puducherry v Arunachal Pradesh at Puducherry
58 & 10/164 by MB Murasingh for Tripura v Jammu & Kashmir at Agartala
56 & 12/73 by Pervez Rasool for Jammu & Kashmir v Tripura at Agartala
60 & 10/148 by Ashutosh Aman for Bihar v Arunachal Pradesh at Patna
89 & 10/125 By Axar Patel for Gujarat v Andhra at Nadiad

Best all-round performance (a century & a 5-wkt haul in an innings in same match)
241* & 5/60 by Ajay Mandal for Chhattisgarh v Uttarakhand at Raipur
113, 55 & 6/52 by Taruwar Kohli for Mizoram v Sikkim at Bhubaneshwar, KIITG
122* & 6/71 by Amit Verma for Goa v Arunachal Pradesh at Porvorim
200* & 5/19 by Gurender Singh Gill for Chandigarh v Manipur at Kolkata VAG
148 & 5/39 by Amit Verma for Goa v Mizoram at Kolkata CCFG

Best all-rounders (season):     
848 runs and 43 wickets by Amit Verma (Goa) in 10 matches
603 runs and 55 wickets by Sanjay Yadav (Meghalaya) in 9 matches
598 runs and 49 wickets by MB Murasingh (Tripura) in 9 matches
673 runs and 35 wickets by Iqbal Abdulla (Sikkim) in 9 matches
509 runs and 35 wickets by Shahbaz Ahmed (Bengal) in 11 matches

Fielding

Most catches as a fielder (match): 6 catches each by 3 fieldsmen
By K Mukunth for Tamil Nadu v Himachal Pradesh at Dindigul
By Shubham Pundir for Jammu & Kashmir at Pune
By Puneet Bisht for Meghalaya v Arunachal Pradesh at Dibrugarh

Most dismissals as a keeper (innings): 6 dismissals each by 4 keepers on 5 occasions (K Srikar Bharat doing it twice)
Most dismissals as a keeper (match): 11 dism (8ct+3st) K Srikar Bharat for Andhra v Saurashtra at Ongole

Others

Most matches played (season): 11 by Manoj Tiwary (Bengal), Shahbaz Ahmed (Bengal), Dharmendra Jadeja (Saurashtra),     Harvik Desai (Saurashtra) and Prerak Mankad (Saurashtra)

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