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Jaffer ton puts Mumbai in command

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Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 17:53 [IST]
 
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Jaffer ton puts Mumbai in command

Mumbai, Jan 27: Wasim Jaffer hit a record 32nd century to put Mumbai in command against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

Also read: Jaffer breaks record

At stumps, Mumbai held a 139-run first innings lead, closing the second day at 287/6 in 94 overs. Hiken Shah (41) and Dhawal Kulkarni (18) are at the crease.

There was a bit of wobble after Jaffer's departure but Mumbai's lower order fought hard to dominate another day.

After Mumbai bowlers had destroyed Saurashtra for 148, it was always tough for the visitors to come back. And opener Jaffer shone by becoming the highest century maker in Ranji Trophy history.

Jaffer broke Ajay Sharma's record of 31 tons. The right-hander also became the leading run scorer in Ranji Trophy with 9,155 runs surpassing Amol Muzumdar.

Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed for 22. The Master Blaster was run out for the first time in his Ranji Trophy career.

Jaffer scored 132 off 246 balls with 16 boundaries and a six.

For Saurashtra, left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja took two wickets including Jaffer.

Brief Scores

Mumbai 287/6 in 94 overs (Wasim Jaffer 132, Hiken Shah 41 batting, Abhishek Nayar 26, Kaustubh Pawar 26, Sachin Tendulkar 22, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 2/96, Siddharth Trivedi 1/37, Saurya Sanandiya 1/51, Kamlesh Makvana 1/47) Vs Saurashtra 148

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