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Wasim Jaffer becomes the first batsman to score 11,000 runs in Ranji Trophy career
By Sandy - Nov 22, 2018 1:34 am
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The legendary Mumbai opener and the present Vidarbha batsman Wasim Jaffer becomes the first batsman in Ranji Trophy history to score 11,000 runs in the ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Baroda at Nagpur.

Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer

Once a regular Test opener for Indian cricket team, Wasim Jaffer achieved this record on Tuesday (November 20) – the day one of the match. In the first innings of the match, the right-handed batsman played a brilliant knock of 153 runs off 284 balls (13 fours and 2 sixes) before he was run out on the second day of the game.

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Jaffer reached to the landmark when he scored 97 runs in that innings. At the stumps of day 1, the no.3 batsman Jaffer managed to score 131 runs and added 22 more runs on the day twp morning. Also, the skipper Faiz Fazal and the wicketkeeper-batsman Akshay Wadkar hit centuries by scoring 151 and 102* respectively as the defending champions Vidarbha declared their innings on 529/6. In reply, Baroda made 41/0 at the stumps on day two.

Talking about Jaffer’s innings, the 40-year-old had a 300-run partnership with the opener and skipper Faiz Fazal. With this innings, Jaffer has scored 11,056 runs in Ranji Trophy career. In fact, he is the only batsman to score 10,000 or more Ranji Trophy runs as the second leading runs scorer in this list is the former cricketer Amol Muzumdar with 9,202 runs in Ranji Trophy.

Wasim
Wasim Jaffer

Making his professional cricket debut in 1996/97, Jaffer has played 244 first-class matches (excluding the ongoing match), 102 List A matches and 23 T20 matches where he has scored 18,275 runs (average 50.34), 4,310 runs (average 44.89) and 616 runs (average 28.00) respectively.

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From 2000 to 2008, Jaffer played 31 Tests and only two ODIs where he scored 1,944 runs (average 34.10) and 10 runs (average 5.00) respectively for the Indian cricket team.