During the Ranji season, Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan's bat is booming. Sarfaraz, who is in strong form, played an unbeaten 169 not out till the end of the first day's game against Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. This is the third century in the last four matches with Sarfaraz's bat. Earlier, he has scored 301 not out against Uttar Pradesh, 226 not out against Himachal Pradesh, 78 against Saurashtra.
Mumbai first came out to bat, winning the toss during the ongoing match at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Opener Drew Gomel strengthened Mumbai by scoring a century. However, the Mumbai team lost 3 wickets for 73 runs at a time. But at such a time Drew partnered with Sarfaraz for nearly 300 runs. Drew scored 122 runs in 240 balls with the help of 11 fours and a six.
Mumbai have scored 352 runs in 85 overs by the end of the first day's play. Sarfaraz has scored 169 runs in 204 balls with 22 fours and 3 sixes. He is unbeaten. He will be expected to score a double century when he comes out to bat on Thursday. Sarfaraz has touched the 150 mark three times in this Ranji season.
At the same time, all the bowlers of Madhya Pradesh proved to be expensive. While fast bowler Gaurav Yadav gave 79 runs in 16 overs, Ravi Yadav lost 54 runs in 15 overs. Kuldeep Sen took three wickets for 67 runs from Madhya Pradesh. Shubman Sharma also got one wicket for 34 runs.