NEW DELHI: The victorious team is set to an extra Rs 5 for their historic 42nd triumph, as the state association decided to double the prize money on Thursday.
Mumbai clinched their unprecedented 42nd Ranji title by defeating Vidarbha by 169 runs on the fifth and final day of the championship match held at the Wankhede Stadium, further extending their record tally.
“MCA President Amol Kale and Apex Council has decided to double the prize money. The MCA will pay sum of Rs 5 crore to the winning Mumbai Ranji Trophy team,” a statement from MCA secretary Ajinkya Naik read.
“It has been a great year for the MCA as the association has won 7 titles and we have made it to knockout stage in all age groups in BCCI tournaments.”
Mumbai ended an eight-year wait to lift a record-extending title here, getting the better of a resolute Vidarbha.
The fate of the final — Mumbai’s 48th in the 90 years of the tournament’s history — here at the iconic Wankhede Stadium was sealed when the hosts set a 538-run target for the visiting team.
Vidarbha captain Akshay Wadkar (102) and the unheralded (65) kept Mumbai at bay for the entire first session on the last day after Vidarbha resumed on 248 for five, needing another 290 runs to win.
The team was eventually bowled out for 368 in a contest that ebbed and flowed with Vidarbha frustrating the hosts for long periods of play on the last two days.

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