There is absolutely no stopping Sarfaraz Khan at the moment. The right-handed batsman has taken the ongoing Ranji Trophy by storm. Just days after scoring his maiden triple-century in first-class cricket, Sarfaraz Khan, on Monday, hit a double century to help Mumbai recover and end day one of the ongoing game against Himachal Pradesh on a strong note.
Mumbai started their innings in a disastrous fashion as they lost 3 wickets for just 16 runs. Siddesh Lad and Sarfaraz Khan then steadied the ship but their partnership did not last long too as the former departed for just 20. Captain Aditya Tare then turned out to be the perfect partner for his younger teammate as both of them batted Mumbai to a position of strength.
They added 143 runs for the fifth wicket before Raghav Dhawan dismissed Tare for 62 to break the stand. But it did not affect Sarfaraz Khan as he went on to slam a stunning double century. At the end of the day, he remained unbeaten on 226 off just 213 balls. The innings was studded with 32 fours and four sixes.
HUNDRED: The run-glut continues! 👌👌
Sarfaraz Khan completes a fine counter-attacking century as Mumbai move past 170 against Himachal Pradesh. 👏👏
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) January 27, 2020
Last week, he had slammed his maiden triple century against Uttar Pradesh at the Wankhede Stadium. The 22-year-old remained unbeaten on 301* off 391 balls as the match ended in a draw. His memorable innings was laced with 30 fours and eight sixes.
His triple century was only the third by a first-class batsman while batting at No 6. Among the eight triple centuries made by Mumbai batsmen in Ranji Trophy games, he is the seventh to have done it. Only Wasim Jaffer has done it twice.
“It’s a proud feeling to return and also join Mumbai’s triple-century club, alongside great players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Wasim Jaffer and Rohit Sharma,” Sarfaraz Khan had told ESPNCricinfo after his monumental knock.