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Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Kedar Jadhav writes his name in record books with five tons and over 1,000 runs

Kedar Jadhav © PTI
Kedar Jadhav has averaged 94.00 this season © PTI

 

Kedar Jadhav scored his fifth century of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 and has also reached 1,000 runs in the season so far. Bharath Seervi looks at this feat and others who achieved it in the past.

 

Maharashtra’s middle order batsman Kedar Jadhav brought up his fifth century of the Ranji Trophy season 2013-14 in the quarter-final encounter against Mumbai. His quickfire 120 off only 144 balls ensured that Maharashtra successfully chase down a target of 252. It was an innings that included 14 fours and three sixes.

Jadhav also completed 1,000 runs in this season when he reached 114 during his whirlwind knock. He became the first batsman to reach that landmark in this season. It was his 14th outing in nine matches so far. He averages 94.00, but his strike-rate of 80.40 also reflects how dominant he has been.

Here is Jadhav’s record in the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 so far:

M

I

R

Ave

SR

100s

50s

HS

9

14

1,034

94.00

80.40

5

2

204

 

The right-hander made a sensational start to this season. In the first match, he scored 57 and 48 not out against Tripura and Maharashtra won by nine wickets. In the next three matches, he scored 204, 106 and 25 not out, and 173. He had aggregated 613 runs in the first four matches of the season. Then there was a bit of a lull as he recorded scores of 41, 9 and 34, and four in next three games. But, he was back in business when it mattered the most and Mumbai bore the brunt of his willow in the quarter-final.

Jadhav scored his runs at a very good strike rate of 80.40 — which is the highest among those who have scored more than 700 runs this season. He has hit the most number of fours in the season — 135 along with 15 sixes. He got a good support from his team mate Harshad Khadiwale, who has aggregated 944 runs at 67.42 in 16 innings so far.

Here are Jadhav’s tons in the season so far:

R

Balls

4s

6s

I

Opposition

Venue

    Date

204

267

29

1

1

Hyderabad

Hyderabad

Nov 14, 2013

106

114

13

2

1

Goa

Pune

Nov 21, 2013

173

214

22

3

2

Andhra

Kadapa

Nov 28, 2013

128

148

19

0

1

Assam

Guwahati

Dec 30, 2013

120*

144

14

3

4

Mumbai

Mumbai

Jan 8, 2014

 

Only one player scored more than Jadhav’s five centuries in a Ranji Trophy season and that is VVS Laxman — who scored eight tons in 1999-2000. There are 15 others who have managed to score five centuries in a Ranji Trophy season. The first player to score five tons in a Ranji season was Rusi Modi in 1944-45. Interestingly, Modi had played only five matches that season, yet he scored 1,008 runs and five centuries.

Batsmen who have scored five or more tons in a Ranji season:

100s

Batsman

Team

Season

8

VVS Laxman

Hyderabad

1999-2000

5

Rusi Modi

Bombay

1944-45

5

Brijesh Patel

Karnataka

1978-79

5

Amarjit Kaypee

Haryana

1990-91

5

Woorkeri Raman

Tamil Nadu

1991-92

5

Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai

1994-95

5

MV Sridhar

Hyderabad

1995-96

5

Hrishikesh Kanitkar

Maharashtra

1996-97

5

Ajay Sharma

Delhi

1996-97

5

Jagadeesh Arunkumar

Karnataka

1998-99

5

Jacob Martin

Baroda

1998-99

5

Sridharan Sriram

Tamil Nadu

1999-00

5

Dheeraj Jadhav

Assam

2011-12

5

Paras Dogra

Himachal Pradesh

2012-13

5

Amol Muzumdar

Andhra

2012-13

5

Jiwanjot Singh

Punjab

2012-13

5*

Kedar Jadhav

Maharashtra

2013-14

 

 

Jadhav 1,000 runs

Jadhav became only the 13th player to complete 1,000 runs in a Ranji season. Only 2 batsmen completed 1,000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season before 1995. They were Rusi Modi in 1944-45 and WV Raman in 1988-89. All the others have scored in the last two decades.

Jadhav’s 1,034 runs is currently joint-eighth in the list of the most runs in a Ranji Trophy season. His team, Maharashtra, will play the semi-final and have the chance to play the final as well. Hence one big knock can take him to fourth spot. The men leading the list are: Laxman (1,415), R Vijay Bharadwaj (1,280) and Jaffer (1,260)

Batsmen who have scored more than 1,000 runs in a Ranji season:

R

Batsman Team M I Ave 100s 50s HS Season
1,008 Rusi Modi Bombay 5 7 201.60 5 1 245* 1944-45
1,018 Woorkeri Raman Tamil Nadu 7 9 145.42 3 1 313 1988-89
1,034 Raman Lamba Delhi 10 14 73.85 3 4 250 1996-97
1,033 Ajay Sharma Delhi 8 10 114.77 5 3 220* 1996-97
1,280 Vijay Bharadwaj Karnataka 10 15 106.60 4 7 200* 1998-99
1,037 Jacob Martin Baroda 8 13 103.70 5 2 242 1998-99
1,415 VVS Laxman Hyderabad 9 14 108.84 8 0 353 1999-2000
1,075 Sridharan Sriram Tamil Nadu 8 12 97.72 5 1 288 1999-2000
1,066 Dheeraj Jadhav Maharashtra 7 12 118.44 4 3 251 2003-04
1,260 Wasim Jaffer Mumbai 10 16 84.00 4 5 301 2008-09
1,089 Ajinkya Rahane Mumbai 10 17 68.06 4 5 201 2008-09
1,034 Robin Bist Rajasthan 10 16 86.16 4 4 176 2011-12
1,034* Kedar Jadhav Maharsashtra 9 14 94.00 5 2 204 2013-14

 

Note: All Stats updated till January 12, 2014.

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)

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