Sarfaraz Khan plays enthralling scoop: Mumbai’s batsman played a shot high on innovation during the ongoing Ranji Trophy match.
During the third day of a league match of the ongoing 86th season of the Ranji Trophy between Saurashtra and Mumbai in Rajkot, Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan continued his top form which was evident from one particular shot that he played of Saurashtra’s Chirag Jani.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 49th over when Sarfaraz amazed one and all by scooping a medium-pacer over Saurashtra wicket-keeper Snell Patel’s head.
The ball going over the boundary ropes for an enthralling six spoke highly about the batsman’s contact with the ball. Coming on the back of a triple, a double and a half-century in consecutive innings, Sarfaraz scored 25 (32) with the help of two fours and a six before getting out in the second innings today.
Sarfaraz, who remained unbeaten in both the mammoth knocks, finally got out in the first innings after scoring a colossal 605 First-class runs across three innings.
Senior batsman Suryakumar Yadav’s brisk century, 134 (130), including 17 fours and three sixes and spinner Shams Mulani scoring 92 (98) played a crucial role in Mumbai giving a 290-run target to the hosts on the last day.
A comprehensive bowling effort from Mumbai’s bowlers have restricted the opposition to 83/7 and should be able to bundle out Saurashtra by Stumps.
Sarfaraz Khan plays enthralling scoop
How Twitterati reacted:
Sarfaraz Khan’s last three Ranji innings – 301*, 226* and 78.
He scored 605 runs before getting dismissed.
List of most runs between two dismissals in FC cricket:
709 – KC Ibrahim
645 – G Hick
634 – V Merchant
630 – P Hendren
625 – S Badrinath
608 – P Dharmani
605 – Sarfaraz
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 4, 2020
301* 🆚 Uttar Pradesh
226* 🆚 Himachal Pradesh
78 🆚 Saurashtra
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) February 4, 2020
Sarfaraz Khan .. 301*, 226* and now batting on 53 vs Saurashtra#RanjiTrophy
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 4, 2020
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