Sheldon Jackson completes 6000 runs in Ranji Trophy for Saurashtra throughout remaining v Bengal

Saurashtra batter Sheldon Jackson accomplished 6000 Ranji Trophy runs through the remaining towards Bengal at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday.

Jackson reached the landmark in his eighty fifth Ranji Trophy match for Saurashtra since his debut in 2011. Jackson is just the third Saurashtra batter to cross the 6000-run mark in Ranji Trophy, behind Sitanshu Kotak and Cheteshwar Pujara.

The 36-year-old has racked up his runs with a mean above 47. He has additionally recorded the second-most centuries (18) for Saurashtra within the red-ball event behind Pujara.

Jackson was the main run-scorer for Saurashtra throughout its title-winning run within the 2019-20 season. The right-hander slammed 806 runs from 10 matches with three tons, together with a career-best 186.

Jackson’s first ton (160) of the 2022-23 season got here within the semifinal match towards Karnataka final week, serving to Saurashtra guarantee a first-innings lead earlier than scripting a nervy win.

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