Secunderabad: Hyderabad batsman Dhanmaya Agarwal created history by smashing a 147-ball triple century against Arunachal Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy match. In total he scored 366 runs off 181 balls with 34 fours and 26 sixes. Expectations of him breaking the Ranji record of 442 runs for the highest individual score fell short.
In this match in Secunderabad, fellow opener Rahul Singh scored 185 runs off 105 balls with 26 fours and 3 sixes, and he and Tanmay Agarwal put on a record 449 runs in 40 overs for the first wicket. Now Hyderabad declared 615/4. It is noteworthy that the Arunachal Pradesh team was bowled out for 172 runs in their first innings.
Tanmay Agarwal also holds the record for the 4th best strike rate with a strike rate of 200%. Dhanmay Agarwal also achieved another record for the innings played with the best strike rate in first-class cricket.
He also made a new Ranji record by taking a triple century in 147 balls and also achieved a record for the fastest triple century in first-class cricket. Especially Tanmay Agarwal played 28 balls to reach 300 runs from 200 runs.
Tanmay Agarwal-Rahul Singh’s first wicket partnership of 449 runs made them the 5th highest partnership among Indian pairs. He also hit a world record for most sixes in first-class cricket by hitting 26 sixes. The previous record in first-class cricket was New Zealand’s Colin Munro’s 281 for Auckland in 2014/15 when he hit 23 sixes.
Had Dhanmai scored an unbeaten 443 out of 366 runs, he would have broken the record set by Bavsakheb Nimbalkar for Maharashtra in 1948.
Brian Lara holds the unbreakable record for the highest individual first-class cricket score. Laura’s 501 not out at England County in 1994 remains the world record till date.