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Oct
2019

Wasim Jaffer 1st batsman to score 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season twice

first_img Rajarshi Gupta WayanadJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 15:56 IST Ranji Trophy Semifinals: Wasim Jaffer had previously scored 1260 runs for Mumbai in a single season. (@vinodkambli349 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn 2008-09, Wasim Jaffer had scored 1260 runs for Mumbai in the Ranji TrophyThis season, Jaffer has scored over 1000 runs for VidarbhaJaffer is the only Asian batsman to score 2 first-class double hundreds after turning 40Wasim Jaffer became the first batmsan in history to score 1000 runs in a season twice in Ranji Trophy. The 40-year-old Jaffer had scored 1260 runs from 16 innings at an average of 84 for Mumbai in 2008-09. This year, playing for Vidarbha, Jaffer needed 31 before the semi-final against Kerala.After Umesh Yadav’s seven-wicket haul blew Kerala away for 106 in their first innings on the opening day, Jaffer scored 34. Already the highest-scorer in Ranji Trophy history, Jaffer, last week, become the first rst Indian and the first Asian batsman to score two double centuries after turning 40 in first-class cricket.In Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Uttarakhand, Jaffer had made 206 off 296 balls in a 304-run partnership with Sanjay Ramasamy.Ranji Trophy Semifinals Day 1 Live Score: Vidarbha vs KeralaWasim Jaffer played 31 Tests for India between 2000 and 2008. However, his peak co-incided with the emergence of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. One of Mumbai’s finesh talents, Jaffer 1944 Test runs including five hundreds with a best of 212.Jaffer had made his debut against South Africa in Mumbai in 2000 and over the next few years, became a crucial member of the Indian team. On the tour of the West Indies in 2002, Jaffer scored two gritty half-centuries before a memorable Test against England in Nagpur where he made 81 and 100.Jaffer, in his days as India opener, took a special liking for the West Indies. In 2006, he made scores of 212, 43, 60 and 54. India, under Rahul Dravid won the four-Test series 1-0.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Wasim JafferFollow Ranji TrophyFollow Vidarbha vs Kerala Wasim Jaffer 1st batsman to score 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season twiceRanji Trophy: Wasim Jaffer went past 1000 runs this season for Vidarbha a decade after scoring 1260 runs for Mumbai. He is the first batsman in Ranji Trophy history to score over 1000 runs in a season twice.advertisementlast_img

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