Prithvi Shaw scores 2nd highest in Ranji Trophy history | Cricket news

MUMBAI: Getting back in shape and sending a strong announcement to the new national selection committee about his call-up ahead of the upcoming home series against New Zealand and Australia, a fiery, passionate man. Prithvi Shaw broke a record 379 with just 382 balls – the second-highest individual score in Ranji Trophy’s history – against an unlucky Assam on Wednesday at Amingaon Cricket Ground in Guwahati.
Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, who went 443 unbeaten for Maharashtra against Kathiawar in December 1948, still holds the record for the highest scoring Ranji Cup highest score and first place score of an Indian tennis player. Shaw’s 379 is currently the next best on both lists.
Continuing the fun after going on with an overnight score of 240, the dashing 23-year-old opener went on to score his first goal of his third century in First Division cricket, and then break the record. record of former Indian commentator turned Indian pitcher Sanjay Manjrekar- who scored 377- for the highest score for a Mumbai batting player in the Ranji Trophy.
On Wednesday, Shaw became the ninth player to score more than 350 points in a single round of the Ranji Trophy, beating Swapnil Gugale (351*), Cheteshwar Pujara (352), VVS Laxman (353), Samit Gohel (359*) ), MV Sridhar (366) and Manjrekar (377).
However, he missed a rare opportunity to score 400, eventually falling to foot spinner Riyan Parag in the pre-lunch final. It ended a 401-marathon partnership he enjoyed with Mumbai captain Ajinkya Rahane for a third racket. Shaw’s contribution was 262 in the stands.
He is now an Indian apart from Rohit Sharma and Virender Sehwag having scored a century in T20, two hundred in A-List cricket and 300 in first-class cricket.
The 23-year-old galloped to his first three centuries in domestic cricket from just 326 balls, and then went on to break many other batting records.
Mumbaikar, who scored 13, 6, 19, 4, 68, 35 and 15 in the first four games of Ranji Trophy’s 2022-23 season, has thus returned to form in a monumental fashion. Prithvi played five Tests, six ODIs and one T20I, and last played for India in July 2021, on a white ball tour in Sri Lanka. He played the last of his five Tests against Australia on 17–19 December 2020, in Adelaide.
Now his name is sure to be discussed as BCCI’s brand new selection committee sits down to select the Indian team for the upcoming whiteball series against New Zealand and the Test series against Australia.


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