Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates his fiftieth birthday in the final of the Ranji Trophy.© Twitter
Young left-handed batter Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his brilliant form for Mumbai as he gave them a strong start in Wednesday’s Ranji Trophy final against Madhya Pradesh. Jaiswal scored 78 from 163 deliveries, hitting seven boundaries and a six after Mumbai won the toss and chose to bat. Jaiswal had previously hit 103 in the quarterfinals against Uttarakhand before his twinton helped Mumbai beat Uttar Pradesh in the semifinals. He had hit 100 in the first innings and followed it up with a great score of 181.
India’s Board of Control for Cricket has shared a video of Jaiswal’s crucial knock in the final of the Ranji Trophy.
“The Mumbai batter knocked out 7 fours and a six to register his 4th consecutive fifty-plus score in #RanjiTrophy,” the BCCI tweeted.
Watch: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Stroke-Filled 78 in the Ranji Trophy Final
ICYMI: @ybj_19‘s solid-run opening act
Watch https://t.co/OqI2a6hHN1 pic.twitter.com/l2NlyvqyTB
— Domestic BCCI (@BCCIdomestic) June 22, 2022
Mumbai reached Stumps on Day 1 at 248/1. Jaiswal and captain Prithvi Shaw set an opening score of 87 points before the last 47 fell to Anubhav Agarwal.
Kumar Kartikeya then removed Armaan Jaffer for 26 and then Suved Parkar fell off Saransh Jain’s bowling for 18.
Jaiswal became the fourth wicket to fall as Anubhav Agarwal claimed his second wicket of the match.
Jain then had his second when he bagged Hardik Tamore for 24.
But Sarfaraz Khan managed to hold steady and finished the day undefeated at 40, while having Shams Mulani for company, hitting 12 at the end of the day.
Mumbai is chasing their 42nd Ranji Trophy title while Madhya Pradesh has never won the trophy.
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