In the ongoing Ranji Trophy semi-final between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh (UP) at Bengaluru’s Just Cricket Academy, Mumbai batter Yashasvi Jaiswal has made history. Following his exploits in the quarter-final against Jharkhand, when he made a century in the second innings during Mumbai’s record-breaking 725-run triumph, Jaiswal has scored plenty in both innings of the semi-final against the Karan Sharma-led UP Side.
Jaiswal finished as the second-highest scorer with a magnificent knock of 100, helping Mumbai to a large total of 393 in the first innings after UP won the toss and elected to bowl first. This boosted Prithvi Shaw and his teammates to a 213-run first-inning advantage.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Becomes Just The 4th Mumbai Batter To Score Centuries In Both The Innings Of A Ranji Trophy Match In The 21st Century
Mumbai’s domination in the match was cemented when Jaiswal struck another century in the second innings, extending the 41-time champions’ lead to over 550 runs. Prithvi Shaw had earlier in the innings given the squad a flying start with a 64-ball knock. Along with Jaiswal, Armaan Jaffer racked up a fantastic ton.
Jaiswal has become the fourth Mumbai batter to score a century in each innings of a Ranji Trophy game in the twenty-first century as a result of his heroics. In the elusive list, the left-handed batter joins the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, and Wasim Jaffer.
Jaiswal’s innings had gotten off to an odd start, as it took him 54 balls to get his first run. However, once he was among the run-scorers, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) star was unstoppable, scoring his third consecutive century of the tournament and putting Mumbai on the verge of another final.