Wasim Jaffer breaks Ranji Trophy 100s record

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Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 16:03 [IST]
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Jaffer breaks Ranji Trophy 100s record

Mumbai, Jan 27: Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer broke a long-standing Ranji Trophy record by scoring his 32nd century against Saurashtra in the final at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Jaffer also moved into number one position as Ranji Trophy's highest run scorer (9,155 runs), going past Amol Muzumdar. Jaffer was dismissed for 132.

Jaffer broke Ajay Sharma's record of 31 tons in Ranji Trophy. The 34-year-old Jaffer made his first-class debut in 1996-97 and has now crossed 16,000 runs during his century knock on Sunday. Overall, this was Jaffer's 47th ton in first-class cricket in 210th match.

Jaffer, who played 31 Tests for India, has been one of the stalwarts of Mumbai batting. He has also captained the side and continues to be one of the key players as the team is eyeing their record 40th Ranji Trophy title.

The right-hander brought up his 32nd hundred with a boundary in the second session of play on the second day.

Riding on his century, Mumbai eased into first innings lead over Saurashtra after having bowled them out for a paltry 148 on the opening day.

Highest century makers in Ranji Trophy history

32 - Wasim Jaffer

31 - Ajay Sharma

28 - Amol Muzumdar/Hrishikesh Kanitkar

27 - Amarjit Kaypee

26 - Brijesh Patel/Surendra Bhave


Story first published:  Sunday, January 27, 2013, 14:45 [IST]
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