Ranji Trophy: Shreyas Iyer becomes second-highest run-scorer in a single season

Iyer also become the third batsman in history to score 11 50-plus scores in a Ranji seaso.

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2016, 10:00 AM IST
Ranji Trophy: Shreyas Iyer becomes second-highest run-scorer in a single season

New Delhi: Mumbai's Shreyas Iyer scored a breezy ton on Thursday to give his side the edge against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final in Pune.

The stylish right-hander's 117-run knock included 15 fours and 2 sixes. Despite the seaming nature of the strike, Iyer scored at a strike rate of 82.39.

His 228-minute stay at the crease enabled Shreyas to move from fifth to second in the list of most run-scorers in a Ranji season.

Iyer also become the third batsman in history to score 11 50-plus scores in a Ranji season, equaling Vijay Bharadwaj and Abhishek Nayar.

The Delhi Daredevils batsman is knocking on Team India's door now after consistent performances in domestic cricket.

List of highest run-scorers in a Ranji season:

VVS Laxman (1999-00): 1415

Shreyas Iyer (2015-16): 1321

Vijay Bharadwaj (1998-99): 1280

Wasim Jaffer (2008-09): 1260

Kedar Jadhav (2013-14): 1223

Ajinkya Rahane (2008-09): 1089

Sridharan Sriram (1990-00): 1075