Ranji Trophy 2022 Semi Final 2, Mumbai vs UP: Yashasvi Jaiswal's 100 & 181, Armaan Jaffer's 127 and Hardik Tamore's 115 are top three performances. Second semi final ends in draw, Mumbai (Bombay) advance to Ranji Trophy 2022 Final on 1st innings lead.
Brief Scores: Mumbai 393 (Tamore 115, Jaiswal 100, Karan Sharma 46/4, Saurabh Kumar 107/3) & 533-4d (Jaiswal 181, Jaffer 127, Prince Yadav 92/2) drew with Uttar Pradesh 180 (Mavi 48, Deshpande 34/3, Kotian 35/3, Avasthi 39/3); Mumbai qualified for Final on first innings lead
Player of the Match: Yashasvi Jaiswal (100 & 181)
Mumbai locked horns with Uttar Pradesh in Ranji Trophy 2022 second semi-final played at Just Cricket Academy Ground, Bengaluru between 14-18 June.
The second semi-final ended in a draw and Mumbai advanced to the Final on the basis of first innings lead. For Mumbai, Yashashvi Jaiswal (100, 181), Armaan Jaffer (127) and Hardik Tamore (115) scored hundreds.
Let’s take a look at the top performances from Mumbai vs UP, 2nd Semis Ranji Trophy 2022:
Yashasvi Jaiswal's twin hundreds lead the way for Mumbai
In the semi-final game of Ranji Trophy 2022 against Uttar Pradesh, Jaiswal struck a phenomenal century in the first innings. Even if wickets tumbled at the other end, Jaiswal kept his cool and added three half-century partnerships with Suved Parkar, Sarfaraz Khan and Hardik Tamore. He amassed 100 runs off 227 balls with the help of 15 elegant boundaries.
Mumbai took a lead of 213 runs over Uttar Pradesh and Jaiswal again played a stupendous knock for his side in the second innings. He added 66 runs with fellow opener Prithvi Shaw. For the second wicket, he stitched a mammoth partnership of 286 runs with Armaan Jaffer. Jaiswal played a colossal knock of 181 runs off 372 deliveries. His knock was studded with 23 fours and one six.
Yashasvi Jaiswal was awarded the Player of the Match award for his twin centuries in the all-important semi-final match of Ranji Trophy.
Promising young batter Yashasvi Jaiswal came into the limelight during the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2020. After smashing some promising knocks in IPL 2022, Jaiswal is proving his mettle in the longest form of cricket for the Mumbai team.
Armaan Jaffer notched up his second first-class century
Armaan Jaffer came into limelight after scoring an elephantine knock of 498 runs at the age of just 13 in the prestigious Giles Shield tournament of Mumbai in 2010. Now Armaan, a 23-year-old youngster is breaking records for Mumbai at the first-class level.
In the second innings of the semi-final against Uttar Pradesh, Armaan slammed his second first-class century. As pointed out above, he added 286 runs with Jaiswal for the second wicket. He made 127 runs off 259 deliveries with the help of 15 stylish fours and two sixes.
This was Armaan Jaffer's second first class hundred in 15 innings he has played so far.
Hardik Tamore helped Mumbai cross 300 in first innings with century
The 24-year-old wicketkeeper batter Hardik Tamore played only his fifth first-class game for Mumbai in the semi-final. He slammed his second first-class century in the first innings against Uttar Pradesh. He added 63 runs with Jaiswal and played till the end of the innings.
Tamore was the last man to get out after making 115 runs off 233 balls. His knock helped Mumbai to take the important first innings lead over Uttar Pradesh, as he took the game away from the opponents with his century. Tamore replaced Aditya Tare in the squad who had been ruled out of the semi final due to a fracture in the middle finger of his left hand.
Mumbai took a lead of 213 runs in the first innings and qualified for their 47th Ranji Trophy Final based on this lead.
Ranji Trophy 2022 Final will be played between Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru between June 22-26.