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Jaffer stamps his mark with Ranji Trophy record

December 23, 2011 15:17 IST

Wasim Jaffer may not enjoy the confidence of the selectors when it comes to the national team, but there is no stopping the Mumbai opener when it comes to domestic cricket.

The veteran right-hander etched his name as one of the greats in Indian domestic cricket history as he became the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy.

He overtook former team-mate Amol Muzumdar (8237 runs) as the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy while notching 82, as MumbaiĀ overhauled Punjab's modest first innings total of 226, on the second day of the Elite Division Group A match in Mumbai on Thursday.

A look at the top-10 run getters in Ranji Trophy:

Batsman Mts Runs Hs Avg 100 50
Wasim Jaffer (Mum) 100 8269 314 * 61.71 29 32
Amol Muzumdar (Mum/Ass) 123 8237 260 51.16 23 43
Amarjeet Kaypee (Pun/Har) 109 7623 210* 54.06 27 33
Pankaj Dharmani (Pun) 117 7621 305 * 54.44 23 31
Ajay Sharma (Del) 88 7438 259* 78.29 31 21
Hrishikesh Kanitkar (Mah/MP/Raj) 92 7369 290 62.45 26 32
Jacob Martin (Bar/Rlys/Ass) 105 7329 271 47.59 20 34
Ashok Malhotra (Har/Ben) 112 7274 258* 54.28 18 37
Brijesh Patel (Kar) 104 7126 216 57.00 26 33
Shitanshu Kotak (Sau) 109 7072 168 * 43.92 13 49

Jaffer (8271) needed 50 runs to go past Muzumdar, who had overtaken Amarjeet Kaypee (7553) two years ago while playing for Assam, and reached the milestone during the course of his 187-minute stay at the crease at the Wankhede stadium in his 100th match.

A look at the progressive leading run-scorers reveals an interesting duel between Vijay Merchant and Vijay Hazare in the 1930s and 1940s.

Progressive leading run-scorers in Ranji Trophy:

Runs Batsman Teams Season Target for next batsman
23 Cotar Ramaswami Madras 1934-35 24
116 Naoomal Jaoomal Sind 1934-35 117
158 AG Ram Singh Madras 1934-35 159
210 George Abell Northern India 1934-35 317
389 Vijay Merchant Bombay 1934-35 1843
1906 Vijay Hazare Maharashtra/Central India/Baroda 1942-43 2213
2343 Vijay Merchant Bombay 1943-44 3613
3682 Vijay Hazare Maharashtra/Central India/Baroda 1948-49 6313
6322 Ashok Mankad Bombay 1982-83 6620
6674 Brijesh Patel Mysore (Karnataka) 1987-88 7127
7137 Ashok Malhotra Haryana / Bengal 1994-95 7275
7291 Amarjeet Kaypee Punjab/Haryana 1998-99 7624
7640 Amol Muzumdar Bombay (Mumbai) / Assam 2009-10 8238
8269 Wasim Jaffer Mumbai 2011-12 To be seen

Note: The tally in first column is till the end of the match in which record was established

Rajneesh Gupta