Ranji Trophy 2012-13, 9th Round, stats round-up

Muzumdar, Gautam dominate ninth Ranji round

Stats highlights from the ninth round of the Ranji Trophy 2012-13

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

January 2, 2013

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Amol Muzumdar sweeps fine in his innings of 37, Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Super League final, 3rd day, Mumbai, February 4, 2007
Amol Muzumdar became the first player to pass 9000 runs in the Ranji Trophy © ESPNcricinfo Ltd
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  • CM Gautam scored his second double-century (264) of the season. His previous double-hundred (257) came against Vidarbha. He also becomes the second batsman after Ravindra Jadeja to register two scores of 250 or more in this season. Jadeja had earlier scored two triple-centuries against Gujarat and Railways. The 264 is also the third-highest score by a Karnataka batsman in the Ranji Trophy after Barrington Rowland's 283 and Arjun Raja's 267. Gautam is also the highest run-getter in the season so far. In eight matches, he has scored 938 runs at an average of 134.00 with three centuries and two fifties. Gautam's 264 and 257 are the second and third-highest scores by a wicketkeeper in the Ranji Trophy behind Sagar Jogiyani's 282 against Gujarat. All three top scores by wicketkeepers have come in this season.
  • Amol Muzumdar became the first batsman to pass the 9000-run mark in the history of the Ranji Trophy. He is closely followed by Wasim Jaffer, who has scored 8825 runs. Jaffer, however, is ahead of Muzumdar on the century front. While Jaffer has 30 centuries, Muzumdar has 28 centuries. Ajay Sharma is on top of the list with 31 centuries. In this season, Muzumdar has scored five centuries in eight games at an average of 78.90. Only Paras Dogra has scored as many centuries in this season so far. Parthiv Patel and Abhishek Nayar have the most fifty-plus scores in the season (9).
  • Ishwar Pandey is the highest wicket-taker so far in the season with 48 wickets in eight matches. In 15 innings, he averages 21.90 with five five-fors. Sandeep Sharma is second, with 41 wickets at an average of 17.95. While Pandey missed out on the 50-wicket mark, Sharma has the chance to become only the fourth fast bowler to pass the mark in a Ranji season.
  • Five out of 12 matches in the round produced outright results. Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have won four matches each, the most by any team in the season so far. Overall, in the season, 43 matches have produced outright results while 65 have been drawn. In the ninth round, 16 centuries were scored. In comparison, the previous round had 18 centuries. In nine rounds so far in the season, 189 centuries have been scored (21 per round).
  • In 12 matches in the ninth round, pace bowlers picked up 208 wickets at an average of 30.14 with nine five-fors. In comparison, spinners picked up 102 wickets at an average of 36.35 with two five-wicket hauls. The runs per wicket in the ninth round was 31.23. In comparison, it was 29.03 in the eighth round and 33.60 in the previous seven rounds.
  • The highest partnership in this round was 340 between Gautam and Stuart Binny. That is the fourth-highest partnership in the season so far. The ninth round featured 17 century stands. In comparison, the previous round had 11 century stands.

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Humdingers on (January 5, 2013, 8:09 GMT)

@TheXI - I'm with you on that. However Dhoni runs the BCCI (along with the chairman), so it will probably never happen.

Posted by CricketMaan on (January 4, 2013, 11:55 GMT)

@RajeshNaik - Well said, the sad story is we wont see such longevity or commitment in future as IPL will give security to players that failed at top level though shined at domestic level. Apart from love of the game these men also had to play long to make a career, money and secure a future. Its not easy being a sportsperson in this country where medicos and engineers and bankers (im not even getting into politics and bollywood) rule the roost. IPL has certainly given security to the lesser previlaged cricketers, but greed from adminstrators will soon kill the golden goose and we are now seeing the results. Since that WC win, the team has been on decline and now the worst losing home tests, ODIs and scrapping in T20s. Hats off to these unsung legends in domestic cricuit.

Posted by   on (January 4, 2013, 9:44 GMT)

Drop Sehwag and Rohit Sharma for the England ODIs. Pick Parthiv Patel and Abhishek Nayar instead.

Posted by TheXI on (January 4, 2013, 3:05 GMT)

Gautam needs to take over from Dhoni in Test cricket, ASAP.

Posted by Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas_Atheist on (January 3, 2013, 15:58 GMT)

And to think that he didn't even get a chance to make a debut for India!! What a shame! Congrats Amol. If only our poster boys have your commitment and dedication!

Posted by Sachit1979 on (January 3, 2013, 12:00 GMT)

It's very very strange to believe that poor Muzumdar could not even debut for India in international Cricket. That clearly tells why we have dearth of quality batting in test matches.

Posted by QingdaoXI on (January 3, 2013, 11:32 GMT)

@navneet he just want to say about first class cricket, and this article is about Ranji so he is refering to Ranji matches.

Posted by Navneet on (January 3, 2013, 5:47 GMT)

Muzumdar has scored five centuries in eight Tests at an average of 78.90.

LOL ....

Posted by Lpphotog on (January 3, 2013, 5:43 GMT)

With amount of runs being made by Amol Muzumdar and the way we are struggling in Tests we should give him a chance, look how Mike Hussey did wonders to Australian line up after Micheal Bevan decided to hang his boots. He was given a chance after his long wait. I think age is just a number and if we can make an exception on the bases of performance he certainly deserves a chance for that number 6 test berth.

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