Ranji Trophy quarterfinals: Suved Parkar hits double ton as Mumbai declare at 647/8 vs Uttarakhand

By PTI

BENGALURU: Debutant Suved Parkar pummelled Uttarakhand bowlers into submission, hitting a maiden double century to propel Mumbai to a mammoth 647 for eight declared on the second day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal right here on Tuesday.

Parkar’s stroke-filed 252 and Sarfaraz Khan’s aggressive 153 have put the 41-time Ranji Trophy winners within the driver’s seat. In reply, Uttarakhand had been 39 for 2 at stumps, dropping skipper Jay Bista (0) and Mayank Mishra (4).

Kamal Singh (27 not out) and Kunal Chandela (8 not out) had been holding the fort on the shut of play. Uttarakhand have a mountain to climb as they path Mumbai by 608 runs. Parkar, thus, turned the twelfth Indian to attain a double ton on his Ranji Trophy debut.

He reached the mark with a faucet to long-off off Swapnil Singh. His 252 is now the fourth highest rating by an Indian on debut and fifth in first-class cricket. He additionally adopted the footsteps of Mumbai coach Amol Mazumdar, who had scored 260 on his Ranji debut.

Parkar, who began from his in a single day rating of 104 not out, continued from the place he left and struck 21 boundaries and 4 maximums throughout his mammoth 447-ball innings. He didn’t spare a single Uttarakhand bowler throughout his knock.

Sarfaraz, who resumed on the in a single day rating of 69, notched up his seventh first-class hundred. Sarfaraz and Parkar, who had impressed along with his foot-work, shared a staggering 267-run stand for the fourth wicket.

An audacious sweep off Mayank Mishra (1/120) price Sarfaraz his wicket. Sarfaraz hammered 14 boundaries and 4 sixes in his aggressive knock to proceed his dream run in first-class cricket. Aditya Tare (1) didn’t hassle the scorers as he nicked one to wicketkeeper Shivam Khurana off left-arm pacer Agrim Tiwari’s bowling.

Parkar then discovered an in a position ally in all-rounder Shams Mulani, who performed his function to perfection by hitting an important 59. Mulani and Parkar added 106-runs for the sixth wicket and it was throughout their partnership that Mumbai crossed the 500-run mark.

Mulani hit six boundaries and three sixes earlier than being castled by Kamal Singh. Tanush Kotian (28) and Tushar Deshpande (20 not out) additionally supported Parkar, who was ultimately run out, courtesy a direct hit by Kunal Chandela, after which Mumbai skipper Prithvi Shaw declared the innings.

Medium-pacer Deepak Dhapola (3/89) was the choose of the bowlers for Uttarakhand.

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