Ranji Trophy 2022-23: Prithvi Shaw remains 240* v Assam as Mumbai makes 397/2 on day 1

Shaw hit 33 fours and one six in his knock.

Prithvi Shaw | PTITalented Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw once again got the social media buzzing thanks to his amazing double century in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022-23 match against Assam being played at the Amingaon Cricket Ground, in Guwahati.

Assam captain Gokul Sharma won the toss and chose to field first. This decision came back to bite him as Mumbai hammered the Assamese bowlers on a docile wicket at the Amingaon Cricket Ground, which is hosting its first first-class match.

Shaw went after the Assam bowling right from the first over and had raced away to a sublime hundred before lunch. When the first wicket of Musheer Khan fell on 123, Khan had made 42 runs, and then Arman Jaffer made 27 runs when he got out at 197.

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Then captain Ajinkya Rahane joined Shaw and ensured no more wickets fell further. Shaw, on the other hand, kept demolishing the bowlers as he ended the day on 240* in 283 balls with 33 fours and 1 six to his name.

Rahane remained unbeaten on 73 as Mumbai ended day one on 397/2. Mukhtar Hussain picked one wicket, while Jaffer was run out.

This was Shaw’s first century in this Ranji Trophy season having scored only 160 runs from the previous seven innings for Mumbai. The 23-year-old has amassed over 3300 runs in his 41-match First Class career with 12 centuries and 15 half-centuries.

Prithvi Shaw’s last T20 for the Indian side was in July 2021 against Sri Lanka and he has been knocking on the doors of the Indian team but has been overlooked for Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan for the opener’s slot.  


By Jatin Sharma - 10 Jan, 2023

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