Rohit, Jiwanjot continue good run
Stats highlights after the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy
- Of the 12 matches played in the seventh round, six produced outright results. Two of those were innings wins while the other four were won by the team chasing. The previous round also had produced six outright results. The runs-per-wicket figure in this round was 29.75. In comparison, the corresponding number in the sixth round was 29.07. The seventh round had 16 five-wicket hauls. While the number of five-fors in this round is lower than that in the sixth round (17), it is higher than the numbers in the fourth and fifth rounds (14 and 15 respectively). After the seventh round, the total tally of five-fors in this season has gone up to 91.
- The seventh round of Ranji Trophy matches featured 18 centuries taking the total number of centuries scored in the season to 155. In comparison, the sixth round had 15 centuries while the fourth and fifth rounds had 25 and 22 centuries respectively.
- CM Gautam's 257 for Karnataka against Vidarbha was the highest score in the seventh round. The only other double-century in the round was scored by Aditya Tare for Mumbai against Saurashtra. Gautam's 257 is the fourth-highest score by a Karnataka player in the Ranji Trophy. The highest is 283 by Barrington Rowland against Madhya Pradesh in 2004-05. The knock is also the fifth-highest so far in this season. Ravindra Jadeja leads the way with 331 against Railways followed by Kedar Jadhav who scored 327 against Uttar Pradesh.
- Rohit Sharma added yet another century to his impressive season. In six matches so far, Rohit has scored 712 runs at an average of 71.20 with three centuries and two fifties. Punjab's Jiwanjot Singh also scored 103 against Madhya Pradesh in Gwalior. He has so far scored 776 runs in seven matches at an average of 77.60 with four centuries.
- Karnataka's 619 against Vidarbha was the highest score in this round. Karnataka's highest total, however, is their 791 against Bengal in in 1990-91. The lowest total in this round was registered by Jammu and Kashmir, who were bowled out for 85 against Services. Jammu and Kashmir have lost three matches so far this season and have been bowled out under 200 in five occasions.
- Karan Sharma's 8 for 97 for Railways against Rajasthan was the best bowling performance in the seventh round. Overall, it ranks seventh on the list of best bowling performances by a Railways bowler in the Ranji Trophy. The performance is also the fourth-best in the season so far, Ankeet Chavan's haul of 9 for 23 for Mumbai against Punjab is the best innings bowling performance in this season.
Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo
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