Wasim Jaffer 1st batsman to score 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season twice

first_imgWasim Jaffer became the first batmsan in history to score 1000 runs in a season twice in Ranji Trophy. The 40-year-old Jaffer had scored 1260 runs from 16 innings at an average of 84 for Mumbai in 2008-09. This year, playing for Vidarbha, Jaffer needed 31 before the semi-final against Kerala.After Umesh Yadav’s seven-wicket haul blew Kerala away for 106 in their first innings on the opening day, Jaffer scored 34. Already the highest-scorer in Ranji Trophy history, Jaffer, last week, become the first rst Indian and the first Asian batsman to score two double centuries after turning 40 in first-class cricket.In Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Uttarakhand, Jaffer had made 206 off 296 balls in a 304-run partnership with Sanjay Ramasamy.Ranji Trophy Semifinals Day 1 Live Score: Vidarbha vs KeralaWasim Jaffer played 31 Tests for India between 2000 and 2008. However, his peak co-incided with the emergence of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. One of Mumbai’s finesh talents, Jaffer 1944 Test runs including five hundreds with a best of 212.Jaffer had made his debut against South Africa in Mumbai in 2000 and over the next few years, became a crucial member of the Indian team. On the tour of the West Indies in 2002, Jaffer scored two gritty half-centuries before a memorable Test against England in Nagpur where he made 81 and 100.Jaffer, in his days as India opener, took a special liking for the West Indies. In 2006, he made scores of 212, 43, 60 and 54. India, under Rahul Dravid won the four-Test series 1-0.last_img

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