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Wasim Jaffer achieves rare milestone with double century in Ranji Trophy quarter-finals

Jaffer smashed 206 runs from 296 balls to become the first Indian and Asian batsman to score two double centuries after turning 40 in first-class cricket.  

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New Delhi Published on: January 17, 2019 20:26 IST
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Wasim Jaffer achieves rare milestone with double century in Ranji Trophy quarter-finals

Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer is proving that age is just a number for him as he scored yet another double century in Ranji Trophy. 

In the quarterfinals between Vidarbha and Uttarakhand, Jaffer smashed 206 runs from 296 balls to become the first Indian and Asian batsman to score two double centuries after turning 40 in first-class cricket.

Jaffer was involved in a 304-run partnership with centurion Sanjay Ramasamy for the second wicket to tightened Vidarbha's command over the match. 

Earlier when Jaffer scored his first double ton after reaching 40 resulted into a draw where he smashed 286 runs for Vidarbha. The 40-year-old has now nine double centuries in first-class cricket, while he has also scored two triple tons in his domestic career.

Akshay Wadkar and Aditya Sarwate took control over the innings after the Jaffer's departure and powered the team to 486 for 5 at tea. 

Jaffer is the highest run-getter in the Ranji Trophy history and this season too, he has been performing phenomenally well for the defending champions. Jaffer has scored 969 runs in nine matches so far this season, which include four centuries and two fifties at an average of 80.75.

Earlier, he played for Mumbai but in the 2015-2016 season, he broke his ties with them and join Vidarbha and took the team to their first Ranji Trophy title last season.

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