Veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer cruised to a scintillating double century – his ninth 200-plus score in first-class cricket – as Vidarbha extended its lead to 204 in the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 quarter-final against Uttarakhand at VCA Stadium, Jamtha on Thursday. At stumps on the third day, Vidarbha were going solid on 559/6.
Resuming their innings at 260/1, adrift by 95 runs, Sanjay Ramaswamy (overnight on 112) and Jaffer (overnight on 111) continued with their imperious partnership. The duo forged a whopping 304 runs for the second wicket before Ramaswamy departed for a fine 141 after he was caught by Vineet Saxena off DK Sharma in the 93rd over.
He is the first Indian and also the first Asian to score more than one double century after turning 40 in first-class cricket
Jaffer and Ramaswamy’s partnership helped the defending champions to a crucial first-innings lead after Uttarakhand posted 355 in their first dig.