Press Esc to close
Wednesday 01 April 2015
News updated at 4:14 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.8°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Tendulkar ton puts Mumbai on top

Mumbai, Jan 6, 2013, PTI:
 A fan gets on to the cricket field touches the feet of Mumbai's Sachin Tendulkar during a match against Baroda during the Ranji quarterfinal match in Mumbai on Sunday. PTI

Sachin Tendulkar scored his 80th first-class century as Mumbai posted 272 for three on the first day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash against Baroda at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

He was well-supported by opener Wasim Jaffer (137 batting), who scored his second consecutive century, having hit 171 against Gujarat in their last league game.
Tendulkar and Jaffer lifted Mumbai from 35 for two at one stage to a 270-plus total by the end of day’s play, after putting on a 234-run stand for the third wicket.

Tendulkar, who recently retired from one-day international cricket, looked in sublime form as he notched up his 18th Ranji century. From the word go, the veteran was playing his shots.
He hit a six off Ketul Patel to bring up the fifty, while his century came off an Ambati Rayudu over as he ran hard for two runs.

Playing his 35th Ranji match for Mumbai, Tendulkar spent 296 minutes at the crease for a well-made 108 that came off 233 balls, and was studded with 10 hits to the fence and a six. He was castled by Baroda pacer Murtuza Vahora, four overs prior to the end of day’s play. This was Tendulkar’s second ton of the season.

He had hit 137 against Railways in a league match in November last year.
He is now one short of the Indian record held by Sunil Gavaskar, who has 81 first-class hundreds to his name. In Ranji Trophy, Gavaskar had scored 20 centuries. After electing to bat, Mumbai lost opener Kaustubh Pawar (8) and one-down batsman Hiken Shah (9) cheaply.

But Tendulkar and Jaffer managed to consolidate the innings, and although the latter was lucky to get a life when he was dropped at slip by skipper Yusuf Pathan on 96, he played a responsible knock and the veteran batsman would look to score some more runs on Monday.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Tourist being entertained by a Rajasthani artist...

Tourist being entertained by a Rajasthani artist...

Stranded trucks at the Jammu - Srinagar highway due to heavy rain in Jammu...

Stranded trucks at the Jammu - Srinagar highway due to heavy rain in Jammu...

A man walks on a snow-ladden field after a fresh spell of snowfall in Kashmir...

A man walks on a snow-ladden field after a fresh spell of snowfall in Kashmir...

Kashmiri man carries a pillow as he walks along the road at Ledhan village...

Kashmiri man carries a pillow as he walks along the road at Ledhan village...

Self-Defense Forces personnel prepare tp receive Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar...

Self-Defense Forces personnel prepare tp receive Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar...

Vice Admiral P Murugesan inspects guard of honour...

Vice Admiral P Murugesan inspects guard of honour...

A youth in the flood-hit Pampore area of Srinagar on Tuesday...

A youth in the flood-hit Pampore area of Srinagar on Tuesday...

A pair of parrot atop a tree in New Delhi...

A pair of parrot atop a tree in New Delhi...

Aircrafts of The Global Stars team of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals...

Aircrafts of The Global Stars team of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals...

Aircrafts of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Gujarat Aero..

Aircrafts of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Gujarat Aero..

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523