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Wasim Jaffer becomes first to touch 11,000-run milestone in Ranji Trophy

Wasim Jaffer played an impressive knock of 153 off 284 balls runs in the first innings of the ongoing match, taking his team to a 400-plus total.

cricket Updated: Nov 21, 2018 17:56 IST
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Wasim Jaffer lifts his bat as he scored the double century during Irani Cup match.(PTI)

Veteran first-class cricketer Wasim Jaffer became the first Indian batsman to touch the 11,000-run figure in the Ranji Trophy. The Vidharbha batsman achieved the milestone during the third-round match against Baroda in Nagpur at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium on Wednesday.

Continuing with his rich vein of form, the right-hand batsman played an impressive knock of 153 off 284 balls runs in the first innings of the ongoing match, taking his team to a 400-plus total.

The cricketer, who had made his first-class debut in 1996-97, emerged as one of the legends of the Indian domestic cricket. His brilliant run in the domestic tournament also got him a spot in the Indian national squad.

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The former opener had made his international Test debut against South Africa in April 2008. He has played a total of 32 Tests in his international career scoring 1944 runs with an average of 34.11 which also includes five centurion knocks.

Apart from being the highest run-scorer in the Ranji Trophy, Jaffer also has a total of 18,275 runs to his credit in the overall first-class career.

First Published: Nov 21, 2018 17:56 IST