Sarfaraz Khan scores consecutive double century in Ranji Trophy

Sarfaraz, with his 301 against UP, became seventh Mumbai batsman to score triple ton in first-class cricket

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After Himachal won the toss and chose to field, Mumbai lost their first wicket on 71 for 4 followed by Sarfaraz completing his double century in 199 balls. Photo: Twitter

Young Sarfaraz Khan continued his streak of recording centuries when he hit a second consecutive double-century against Himachal Pradesh in the seventh round of Ranji Trophy which started on Monday (January 27).

Sarfaraz, on Wednesday (January 22), scored an unbeaten 301 against Uttar Pradesh in the last match recording his maiden triple hundred.

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After Himachal won the toss and chose to field, Mumbai lost their first wicket on 71 for 4 followed by Sarfaraz completing his double century in 199 balls.

Also read: 301 not out: Sarfaraz Khan joins Rohit Sharma, Sunil Gavaskar in elite list

At stumps, his score remained at 225 runs from 213 balls loaded with 32 boundaries and two sixes.

He joined the elite list of Rohit Sharma (309 not out) and Sunil Gavaskar (340) by becoming the seventh Mumbai batsman to score a triple ton in first-class cricket after batting for 633 minutes and hammering 30 fours and eight sixes.

“I wasnโ€™t going to come out to bat. I wasnโ€™t well for the last two-three days. But I felt that I was the kind of player who could change the game if I remained in the middle. So I came out and played for the team,” Sarfaraz said after he single-handedly gave Mumbai the crucial first-innings lead and grabbed three points on the last day of their Elite Group B Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh in Wankhede Stadium.

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