The new captain Prithvi Shaw combined with the new coach Ramesh Powar to clinch the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 for Mumbai over Uttar Pradesh for the fourth time. After a disastrous end to their campaign in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy where they were knocked out in the league stage, this was a much-needed win for the side.
Mumbai did not lose a single game in the tournament and won eight out of eight games including the finals. Adithya Tare scored a magnificent century to take Mumbai home in a chase of 313 in the finals. Earlier, Madhav Kaushik played a blinder of an innings for Uttar Pradesh with 158 not out to post a good total but Mumbai came out all guns blazing and eased through the chase in the finals.
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Prithvi Shaw who was dropped from the Indian test team was named as the captain of the Mumbai team and he broke a lot of records scoring 827 runs with the bat with four centuries on the trot and a fifty. He averaged 165 with the bat with a strike rate of 138 and plundered the bowling. He finished as the highest run-scorer in the tournament with the highest score of 227 not out which is the highest individual score in Vijay Hazare Trophy history.