Ranji: Jaffer's ton gives Mumbai a big boost

Dec 31, 2012 10:16 IST

#Gujarat   #Mumbai   #Ranji Trophy   #Wasim Jaffer  

Mumbai: Opener Wasim Jaffer (171) scored a big hundred as Mumbai enhanced their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy by taking a 79-run lead against Gujarat in their Group A match, on Sunday.

Replying to Gujarat's 244, Mumbai ended the day two at a solid 323 for five with Suryakumar Yadav (23) and Aditya Nayar (6) at the crease.

Jaffer, who was six overnight, batted superbly almost all day as Gujarat managed just three wickets on Sunday.

Jaffer's 171 came off 271 balls with the help of 21 fours and a six.

Jaffer is back to his big-scoring ways. Reuters

Jaffer is back to his big-scoring ways. Reuters

Jaffer lost partner Aditya Tare (20) early but found good support from Hiken Shah (82) as the two added 213 runs for the third wicket.

The partnership was broken by Samit Gohel when he castled Shah, who faced 186 balls and hit 10 boundaries in his 82-run knock.

Left-arm paceman Rush Kalaria denied Jaffer a double century as he had the Mumbai opener caught by Gohel in the fag end of the day.

Kalaria also sent packing Nikhil Patil, who could not even open his account.

Brief Scores:

Gujarat 1st innings: 244 all out
Mumbai 1st innings: 232 for seven in 99 overs. (Wasim Jaffer 171, Hiken Shah 82; Rush Kalaria 2-48).

Other matches

Group A
Railways 214 (Paunikar 50, Sarkar 4-62) and 20 for 0 lead Bengal 157 (Karan Sharma 4-22) by 77 runs

Rajasthan 384 (Saxena 84, Menaria 63, Reddy 5-67) lead Hyderabad 160 for 5 (Sumanth 43, Rituraj Singh 2-39) by 224 runs

Saurashtra 242 (Vasavada 54, Pandey 3-43) and 18 for 1 lead Madhya Pradesh 135 (Ojha 44, Joshi 3-17, Unadkat 3-20, D Jadeja 3-51) by 125 runs

Group B
Odisha 127 (Imtiaz Ahmed 5-45) and 53 for 4 (Imtiaz ) need another 92 runs to beat Uttar Pradesh 160 (Deepak Behera 6-37) and 111

Maharashtra 58 for 1 trail Karnataka 572 for 9 decl. (Gautam 264*, Binny 168) by 514 runs

Vidarbha 20 for 1 trail Delhi 523 for 9 decl. (Rawal 104, Chand 82) by 503 runs

Tamil Nadu 181 for 3 (Abhinav 60) v Haryana

Group C
Services 185 (Chatterjee 97, Arjun Yadav 5-30) and 32 for 2 lead Jharkhand 120 (Suraj Yadav 6-43) by 97 runs

Kerala 55 for 2 trail Andhra 329 (Muzumdar 146, Sahabuddin 49) by 274 runs

Assam 134 for 1 (Pallavkumar Das 70) trail Goa 381 (Desai 105, Kamat 70, Pinto 61, Arup Das 5-83)

Tripura 60 for 2 v Jammu & Kashmir

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