Sarfaraz Khan has hit a quickfire double hundred for Mumbai on Day 1 of their Ranji Trophy match against Himachal Pradesh in Dharamsala as the youngster continues his rich vein of form this season.

Sarfaraz Khan got to his 2nd successive daddy hundred, this time an unbeaten 200-plus score in Round of Ranji Trophy at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. Sarfaraz got to the double hundred mark in just 199 balls as he dominated the Himachal Pradesh bowling attack on Monday.

Notably, Sarfaraz Khan had hit an unbeaten 301 for Mumbai in their previous round against Uttar Pradesh after coming into bat at a crucial juncture. Sarfaraz’s big triple hundred helped Mumbai snatch a draw against the hosts.

Sarfaraz in elite company

Sarfaraz Khan has become only the 2nd Indian player after Tamil Nadu’s WV Raman to follow up a first-class triple hundred with a double hundred. Raman had achieved the feat with scores of 313 and 200 not out in 1989.

Sarfaraz came in at a similar situation with Mumbai reeling at 16 for 3 in their 1st innings. The 21-year-old began cautiously as he lost his partner Siddesh Lad when Mumbai were on 71.

However, Sarfaraz grew into his attacking self during his 143-run stand with captain and wicketkeeper Aditya Tare who made 62. Sarfaraz, at the time of writing this report, was involved in a 100-plus stand with No. 7 batsman Shubham Ranjane.

Sarfaraz was batting on 226 from 213 balls, having hit 32 boundaries and 4 sixes before bad light halted play during the 3rd session of Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy match in Himachal Pradesh.

Sarfaraz, who hails from Mumbai, had played for Uttar Pradesh before moving to Mumbai at the start of last season. He had scored 44 against Mumbai at the Wankhede in 2015.

 

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