On Day 2 of the second quarterfinal versus Uttarakhand, Sarfaraz Khan continued his Ranji Trophy run-scoring spree, hitting another century to put Mumbai in command.
Sarfaraz Khan continued his run-scoring spree in the Ranji Trophy on Day 2 of the second quarterfinal against Uttarakhand on Tuesday, striking another century, his third of the season, to put Mumbai in command. In four matches (5 innings), the adolescent has already amassed 704 runs at an incredible average of 140.80, including three hundreds and a half-century. He has a best score of 275 this season and has helped Mumbai advance to the knockout stages. On Tuesday, Sarfaraz Khan was dismissed for 153 runs off 205 balls, including 14 fours and four sixes in his innings.
Sarfaraz Khan’s Twitter feed
Sarfaraz Khan currently has more than 2,200 first-class runs at an average over 80 with 7 hundreds.
None of his previous six hundreds have ended below 150. Two double hundreds, one triple hundred and two 150-plus scores.
What a talent! pic.twitter.com/Hku5mLi8Nc
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan is in unreal form in the domestic cricket.
He had scored 2200+ runs with 80+ average in first class cricket.
It’s high time to him to be considered for selection in Indian cricket team.
— Anurag Jain (@Cric8CrazyAnu) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan nonchalantly upper cuts Akash Madhwal over third man for a six. Realises he’s reached his 100 when whoops come from the Mumbai dressing room. What a player. What unbelievable form. Pandemic proof, break proof. #RanjiTrophy pic.twitter.com/Ne109ra0gQ
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan in the last 13 innings in Ranji trophy:-
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) June 7, 2022
Since 2020, Sarfaraz Khan has appeared in eleven Ranji Trophy matches, including the current quarter-final versus Uttarakhand, and his record is amazing.
Sarfaraz Khan appeared in ten Ranji Trophy games after that.
- 153 against Uttarakhand
- 165 against Odisha
- 63, 48 against Goa
- 275 against Saurashtra
- 177, 6 against Madhya Pradesh
- 78, 25 against Saurashtra
- 226* against Himachal Pradesh
- 301* against Uttar Pradesh
- 36 against Tamil Nadu
- 8, 71* against Karnataka
In the current quarterfinal, Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat. When captain Prithvi Shaw was caught for a quickfire 21, things didn’t look good. After the dismissal of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mumbai was reduced to 64 for two.
Armaan Jaffer and Saved Parkar, who was making his first-class debut, kept the ship afloat, but the former was disqualified for 60 minutes.
Then followed Parkar and Sarfaraz Khan’s 267-run partnership.
At the time of writing, Parkar was batting on 190 with Mumbai on 516 for five.