Ranji Trophy 2023-24: Mumbai's No. 10 and 11 batsmen score centuries to break record in First-Class cricket

Earlier in 1946, Chandu Sarwate and Shute Banerjee had scored centuries in First-Class cricket for the Indian team against Surrey County in England while batting at No. 10 and No. 11 in the same innings.

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Ranji Trophy 2023-24: Mumbai's No. 10 and 11 batsmen score centuries to break record in First-Class cricket

Tushar Deshpande became the 13th player in the world to score a century in First-Class cricket as a No. 11 batsman. Image- Crictoday

Mumbai's No. 10 and 11 batsmen have created history in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Baroda. In this match, in the second innings of Mumbai, Tanush Kotian, who came at No. 10, scored an unbeaten 120 and Tushar Deshpande, who came at No. 11, played an inning of 123 runs. This is only the second time in the history of First-Class cricket when No. 10 and 11 batsmen have scored centuries in the same innings.

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Tanush Kotian and Tushar Deshpande broke a record of Frist-Class cricket with their 10th wicket stand. Image- CricTracker
Tanush Kotian and Tushar Deshpande broke a record of Frist-Class cricket with their 10th wicket stand. Image- CricTracker

Kotian and Deshpande made a partnership of more than 200 runs

Earlier, the pair that scored centuries by No. 10 and No. 11 batsmen was Chandu Sarwate and Shute Banerjee. The pair scored centuries against Surrey in 1946 and made a partnership of 249 runs for the 10th wicket. Kotian and Deshpande have made a partnership of more than 200 runs for the 10th wicket. This is only the third time that the last wicket has produced a partnership larger than 200 runs in Indian First-Class cricket.

Kotian and Deshpande gave incredible performances

Mumbai lost 9 wickets in its second innings at the score of 337 runs. After this, Kotian and Deshpande gave incredible performances and scored centuries. Deshpande was out as the last wicket after scoring 123 runs in 129 balls. He hit 10 fours and 8 sixes in his innings. Kotian remained unbeaten after scoring 120 runs in 129 balls. He hit 10 fours and 4 sixes in his innings.

Deshpande became the highest scorer as the last batsman in the history of Ranji Trophy

Tushar Deshpande has now become the batsman with the highest score as the last batsman in the history of Ranji Trophy. He broke the previous record of former Tamil Nadu cricket team all-rounder Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, who had scored 115 runs as a No. 11 batsman against Delhi cricket team in the 2000-01 season. With this, Deshpande has now become the 13th player in the world to score a century in First-Class cricket as a No. 11 batsman.

Second highest partnership in Ranji Trophy

The pair of Kotian and Deshpande made a partnership of 232 runs in 240 balls. This is the second highest partnership in Ranji Trophy. Delhi's Ajay Sharma and Maninder Singh had made a record partnership of 233 runs for the last wicket.

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Mumbai gave a target of 606 runs to Baroda

Mumbai scored 569 runs in their second innings and their total lead became 605 runs. In the second innings, wicketkeeper-batsman Hardik Tamore scored a century (114 runs) for Mumbai. Apart from this, Prithvi Shaw had played an inning of 87 runs. Baroda cricket team needs 606 runs to win, while the 5th day's play is going on. If the match is drawn, Mumbai team will reach the semi-finals.

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