Have you ever heard a batsman coming at no.6 and going on to score a triple hundred? It’s a very very rare instance incase if you might have heard it. In the ongoing Ranji Trophy match between U.P and Mumbai team, UP batting first at Wankhede Stadium had posted a very big total of 625/8 in 159.3 overs on the back of Upendra Yadav’s 203*.
Mumbai team though lost a few early wickets were least deterred looking at UP’s scoreboard thanks to some resistance showed by Siddhesh Lad (97) and Hardik Tamore (51) at the middle order. With momentum back in Mumbai’s favor, it was Sarfaraz Khan at no.6 who completely changed the course of the game with a magical innings of 301* in 391 balls (30 fours, 8 sixes). Sarafaraz also stitched partnerships with Aditya Tare (98) and Shams Mulani (61) as Mumbai team declared their innings at 688/7 in 166.3 overs.
Result- Mumbai team won on 1st innings lead
It was pure domination by Mumbai and it was spellbinding to see the hunger of runs which Sarfaraz has. Also Sarfaraz Khan’s 210 run stand with Siddhesh Lad & 179 run stand with Tare proved to be the turning point for Mumbai to stay at the top.
After serving the 1 year cooling period, Sarfaraz has made a stunning comeback into the Mumbai Ranji team wherein he has showed good amount of resistance and consistency.