Mumbai’s youngster Sarfaraz Khan, on Wednesday, slammed yet another century in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2019-20 against Madhya Pradesh (MP). Sarfaraz is having a dream run in the current season of the elite competition.
This was the third time that the right-handed batsman has reached the triple-figure mark. Before this, Sarfaraz has smashed a triple hundred (301*) against Uttar Pradesh and a double ton (226*) against Himachal Pradesh.
While batting against MP, Sarfaraz has crossed 150, and it’s the third 150+ score for him in the last five innings. In 179 balls, the 22-year-old reached the 150-run mark with 21 fours and three sixes. Not only this, but the Mumbai-born has also crossed 900 runs in the present season.
In the match, Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Hardik Jitendra Tamore (12) was the first wicket to fall when the team’s score was 16-1.
When the Aditya Tare-led side reached 68, they lost another wicket in the form of Surya Kumar Yadav (43). As if Mumbai wasn’t in trouble, they lost another wicket at 72.
However, then the duo of Aakarshit Gomel and Sarfaraz took their team out of trouble. They added 275-runs to take their side in a commanding position.
Gomel, who also scored a ton, was sent back to the pavilion by MP captain Shubham Sharma at 122. Sarfaraz, on the other hand, remained unmoved as after the end of day’s play, he was unbeaten on 169.
Mumbai have posted 352 in 85 overs. Right-armer Kuldeep Sen was the most successful bowler for MP. He went on to take three wickets.