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Veteran Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer writes new history on the record books

Ranji Trophy Final cricket match between Delhi and Vidarbha in Indore

XtraTime Web Desk: Veteran Indian cricketer and Ranji Trophy record-holder Wasim Jaffer today creates two more records in his prolonged career, which is crossing 18,000 runs in first-class cricket and beside that he also reached the highest individual score in the history of Irani Cup.

During the day 2 of the Irani Cup of this season the star Vidarbha batsman went past the 18,000 mark against Rest of India (RoI), not only that he also surpassed Murali Vijay’s 266-run knock as he is now unbeaten on 285 which is the highest score by any individual in the tournament. Hosts Vidarbha were on 598/3 at stumps against RoI and Jaffer was not out on 285 from 425 deliveries.

This is the eighth time that Jaffer has scored 200 or more and his first after 2009. The former Indian opener has 53 first-class centuries.

The Irani Cup is played between the fresh Ranji Trophy champions and RoI. Jaffer was the pillar behind Vidarbha’s series win as he scored 595 runs in 9 matches with an average of 54.09.

For the nation, Jaffer was a part of 31 Test matches form which he scored 1944 runs at 34.10 with five centuries - of which two were doubles.

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