Mumbai: Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer rode his luck to break a series of records as Mumbai took the all-important first innings lead against Saurashtra on the second day of the Ranji Trophy final. Jaffer’s fortune-kissed 132 placed the home team on 287/6 at close of play, 139 ahead of Saurashtra, the game firmly in the 39-time champions’ grasp.
During the course of his knock, the 34-year-old Jaffer displaced Amol Muzumdar as the leading accumulator in Ranji Trophy history and also surpassed 16,000 first class runs. Jaffer’s 32nd century also moved him ahead of Ajay Sharma on the list of batsmen with most hundreds in India’s top domestic competition.
The centurion featured in three partnerships of over fifty and by the time he was out – ironically to a poor leg-before verdict – midway through the last session, Mumbai were in command despite a flurry of dismissals towards close.
Testing first hour
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