Bangalore. Sarfaraz Khan is running in excellent form in the current season of Ranji Trophy. He is the only batsman to score more than 800 runs. The 5-day final match (Ranji Trophy Final 2022) started from Wednesday. Playing first after winning the toss, Mumbai scored 248 for 5 in 90 overs at the end of the first day’s play. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 78 runs. On the other hand, Sarfaraz Khan is standing after scoring 40 runs. So the match is still level. Mumbai has won the tournament title the most 41 times. But during this 24-year-old Sarfaraz left behind former Indian legends Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.
Captain Prithvi Shaw and Yashasvi Jaiswal got the Mumbai team off to a good start after winning the toss. Both added 87 runs for the first wicket. However, Shaw missed out on scoring a half-century. He was dismissed by fast bowler Punit Agarwal after scoring 47 runs off 79 balls. After this, Armaan Jaffer also failed. He fell victim to left-arm spinner Kumar Karthikeya after scoring 26 runs. Suved Parkar also fell victim to off-spinner Saransh Jain after scoring 18 runs.
Couldn’t score fourth consecutive century
Yashasvi Jaivasal, 20, had scored a century in the last three innings. In such a situation, it was expected that they would do this feat again. But he became the second victim of experience by scoring 78 runs off 163 balls. He hit 7 fours and a six. After this, the summary gave the fifth blow to Mumbai in the form of Hardik Tamare. He was dismissed after scoring 24 runs in 44 balls. He added 43 runs with Sarfaraz Khan for the 5th wicket. At the end of the day’s play, Sarfaraz is playing 40 off 125 balls and Shams Mulani 12 runs off 43 balls. These two will have the responsibility of taking the team’s score beyond 350 on the second day.
Ranji Trophy: Yashasvi got a chance after 3 years, scored 3 centuries in 4 innings, scored more than 450 runs
Runs scored at an average of 82
Talking about the average of players who have scored more than 2000 runs in Ranji Trophy, Sarfaraz Khan is at number three overall. His average has been around 82. Vijay Merchant is first with an average of 98 and Sachin Tendulkar is second with an average of 87. Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid has scored 81 and VVS Laxman has scored 80 runs. Before this match, Sarfaraz had scored 2351 runs in 24 first class matches at an average of 81. Had 7 centuries and 7 half-centuries. During this, he played the biggest innings of 301 not out.
Tags: Mumbai, Rahul Dravid, Ranji Trophy, Sarfaraz Khan, Vvs laxman, Yashasvi Jaiswal
June 22, 2022, 16:49 IST