Ranji Trophy 2013-14, 2nd round, stats highlights

Jaffer hits yet another hundred, Sehwag's dismal run

Stats highlights from the 2nd round of the Ranji Trophy 2013/14

Shiva Jayaraman

November 10, 2013

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Wasim Jaffer drives during his half-century, Mumbai v Punjab, Ranji Trophy Elite, Mumbai, 2nd day, December 22, 2011
Wasim Jaffer is only one hundred away from hitting 50 hundreds in first-class cricket © Fotocorp
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Sehwag's poor run, Venugopal Rao's first hundred in six seasons, Akshar takes maiden five-for
Gujarat v Delhi, Surat
Virender Sehwag scored 1 and 15 in the two opportunities he got in this match; he has now gone 13 first-class innings without hitting a half-century. Venugopal Rao hit his first hundred in six first-class seasons, in Gujarat's first innings. In five first-class seasons before this one, Venugopal had scored 939 runs from 24 matches at an average of 24.71, including five fifties. This was Venugopal's first century for Gujarat. Playing for Gujarat in the last season, Venugopal had scored 110 runs from nine innings at an average of 12.22. Sumit Narwal took 6 for 71 in Gujarat's first innings - this was his sixth five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Akshar Patel took 6 for 55 in Delhi's first innings. This was his first five-wicket haul in his first-class career in only his second match. Mithun Manhas also hit a century, the 23rd hundred of his first-class career.

Samson's productive run
Kerala v Andhra Pradesh, Kannur
Sanju Samson followed up his double-century against Assam in the first round with another hundred against Andhra Pradesh in Kannur. This was his fourth hundred in first-class cricket and his second against Andhra in three innings. Samson followed it up with another half-century in Kerala's second innings. Samson's score in his last five innings read - 122, 51, 211, 115, 51*. Samson now averages 54.14 in first-class cricket in 16 innings.

Jaffer hits yet another hundred, Rajwinder takes maiden five-for
Punjab v Mumbai, Chandigarh
Wasim Jaffer hit his 33rd hundred in the Ranji Trophy and the 49th of first-class career, in the first innings against Punjab. Jaffer leads the list of batsmen with most centuries in the Ranji. Ajay Sharma (31) and Amol Muzumdar (28) are next in the list. Vishal Dabholkar, thrust into the role of lead spinner for Mumbai, took his first five-for and his first ten-for to wreck Punjab .

Aparajith completes 1000 runs, Badrinath hits third Ranji double-century
Tamil Nadu v Madhya Pradesh, Indore
B Aparajith completed 1000 runs in first-class cricket in Tamil Nadu's second round Ranji Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh. Needing just eight runs to reach the landmark before the match, he hit his fourth century in seven innings and the fifth of his career. He now averages 61.66 in first-class from 24 innings. S Badrinath hit his third double-hundred in the Ranji Trophy and the 30th century of his first-class career. He fell two runs short of his highest first-class score of 250, which he scored against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy in 2009.

Dinda takes 200 first-class scalps, Aniket's maiden first-class five-for
Rajasthan v Bengal, Jaipur
Sourabh Chouhan's wicket in Bengal's match against Rajasthan was Ashok Dinda's 200th wicket in first-class cricket. Dinda has taken 203 wickets at an average of 30.64 and a strike rate of 59.3 in 58 first-class matches. Rajasthan's Aniket Choudhary took 5 for 93 in Bengal's first innings at Jaipur - his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. These were also his best bowling figures in a match.

Gokul completes 1000 first-class runs, Sibsankar hits his maiden hundred
Assam v Hyderabad, Guwahati
Gokul Sharma's 161 batting at No. 7 in the first innings against Hyderabad was Assam's highest individual score at No. 7 in first-class cricket and his third century in first-class cricket. Assam's Sibsankar Roy also hit a hundred in the first innings; his maiden first-class hundred from 19 matches.

Raina and Tanmay hit hundreds
Baroda v Uttar Pradesh, Vadodra
Suresh Raina bettered his chances of travelling to South Africa as India's reserve middle-order batsmen with a century in UP's first innings. This was his 13th first-class hundred. Tanmay Srivatsava also hit a century in UP's second innings, which was his eighth in first-class cricket.

Keenan Vaz's first half-century, Jakati's five-for after a while
Jammu Kashmir v Goa, Srinagar
Goa wicketkeeper Keenan Vaz hit 99 in Goa's first innings, which was his first fifty in first-class cricket in five games. He added another fifty to the tally in this match with a half-century in the second innings also. Vaz had scored 67 runs from six innings before this match. Shadab Jakati took a five-wicket haul for Goa in Jammu and Kashmir's first innings. This was his eighth first-class five-for and his first since November 2010 in 18 innings.

Mayank hits 90 on debut, Nadeem's highest first-class score
Karnataka v Jharkhand, Mysore
Mayank Agarwal hit 90 on his debut in first-class cricket, for Karnataka. Jharkhand captain Shahbaz Nadeem's 85 in their first innings was the fourth half-century and the highest score of his first-class career.

Jaydev and Anureet both take their fifth five-for
Railways v Saurashtra, Delhi
Jaydev Unadkat and Anureet Singh both took their fifth five-wicket hauls in this match. Unadkat has now taken 91 first-class wickets from 32 matches at an average of 33.37. Anureet has taken 78 wickets from 23 first-class matches at an average of 29.65.

Jayant Yadav takes his first five-for, Wagh's best bowling figures in a match
Vidarbha v Haryana, Nagpur
Jayant Yadav's bowling figures of 5 for 77 in Vidarbha's first innings were his best in first-class career and his first five-wicket haul. Jayant's figures of 6 for 84 for the match were also his best in first-class cricket. Shrikant Wagh took 7 for 109 in the match, which was his best figures in a match in first-class cricket. This included a five-wicket haul - his third in first-class cricket.

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by   on (November 11, 2013, 9:35 GMT)

Need to bring Jaffer inplace of Vijay. If Gambir Fails to prove. and Zaheer need to be added

Posted by Kaka13 on (November 11, 2013, 7:25 GMT)

We need to move ahead of Jaffar, Raina, Yuvraj and try Samson, Aprajith, Rahane. We wasted so many tests trying Yuvi, Raina instead Badrinath was much better prospect for Test Cricket. Now Aprajith and Samson the best prospect for middle order and Unmukt Chand and Rahane for opening slot if Vijay fails. Sehewag should hang his boots and Gambhir needs to score tons of runs in domestic cricket for re-consideration. Robin Bisht did very well last year but this year is totally off color.

Posted by Kaka13 on (November 11, 2013, 7:17 GMT)

The suggested team for SA - Shikhar, Murali, Pujara, Kohli, Rohit, Dhoni, Ashwn, Bhuvi, Shami, Ishant, Yadav, Zaheer, Karthik (Samson), Jadeja, Badrinath (Aprajith).

Posted by   on (November 11, 2013, 3:46 GMT)

Dinesh Karthik can play fast bowling well on overseas pitches. Every time he opened with Murali Vijay for India A overseas, he did better than Vijay. He should be the back-up opener in SAf conditions; Rohit is also a back-up opener for test cricket.

Posted by cricmatters on (November 10, 2013, 22:30 GMT)

Jaffer got his chance both in India and in Australia. While he looked very good on Indian pitches, he was found out against moving ball on bouncier Australian pitches especially against the pace of Bret Lee. It is a pity so many talented young Indian Batsmen never get a chance to face and adjust to those conditions unless they are part of the squad that is touring abroad. Even the Test team hardly gets any chance to adjust to different conditions as they are thrown into a Test match within a week of arriving in Australia or England. BCCI should take Test matches more seriously and send the Indian Team on overseas tours early to give them at least 2 to 3 practice matches ahead of First Test.

Posted by   on (November 10, 2013, 19:44 GMT)

Wasim Jaffer should get a place instead of Murali Vijay in the Indian Test side

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