Third record in his third consecutive match; Sarfaraz Khan joins elite list

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Sarfaraz Khan

Sarfaraz Khan has been on a record-breaking spree with the Mumbai Batsman making another record on Tuesday. Lately, Khan has been in a stellar form, having notched the scores of 301* and 226* in the past week. 

On Day1 of the group A and B encounter between Mumbai and Saurashtra, Sarfazar played another stellar 78-run knock, laced with 9 fours and 2 sixes before getting dismissed by K Makvana. Mumbai, at one stage, looked in dire straits at 88-4 before Sarfaraz Khan along with Shams Mulani stitched a brilliant 109 run partnership for the fifth wicket and took the team out of trouble. 

With this knock, Sarfaraz Khan has amassed a total of 605 runs in three innings, having remained unbeaten in his previous two. His wicket on Tuesday saw the unbeaten run getting ended but not before etching his name in the record books. 605 runs he scored between his last two dismissals are now the 7th most runs scored by any player in first-class cricket between two dismissals

Sarfaraz Khan

Sarfaraz Khan broke VVS Laxman’s tally of 538 runs and now stands seventh in the elite list with KC Ibrahim, GA Hick, VM Merchant, EH Hendren, S Badrinath, P Dharmani ahead of him. 

Former Indian cricketer KC Ibrahim stands tall at the top of the list having scored 709 runs without being dismissed in the 1947-48 Ranji season. 

Mumbai have scored 249 runs with the loss of 8 wickets against Saurashtra at Stumps on Day1. Sarfaraz Khan top-scored with 78 runs off 126 deliveries, while Shams Mulani is unbeaten at 59 off 171 balls. 

Left-arm orthodox bowler Dharmendrasinh Jadeja starred for Saurashtra, picking 5 wickets for 90 runs in 29.1 overs. 

Here are the top 11 batsmen in the list:  

 709 KC Ibrahim 1947/48

 645 GA Hick 1990

 634 VM Merchant 1941/42

 630 EH Hendren 1929/30

 625 S Badrinath 2007/08

 608 P Dharmani 1999/00

 605 SN Khan 2019/20

 575 ED Weekes 1950

 558 F Jakeman 1951

545 RB Simpson 1959/60

 538 VVS Laxman 1997/98