The 23-year-old Mumbai batter, Prithvi Shaw smashed a record-breaking 379 in Ranji Trophy. The youngster representing Mumbai was playing against Assam on Wednesday.
The opener once again shone as he became the second-highest individual scorer with his 379 across the format after B B Nimbalkar who scored 443 not out for team Maharashtra. Shaw’s gameplay comprised 49 boundaries and four sixes in merely 383 balls.
On Day 1, Shaw broke his own first-class cricket career by scoring 240 not out off 283 balls. He was supported at the non-strikers’ end by Musheer Khan till the fall of the first wicket followed by Ajinkya Rahane as they added 200 runs to the total together. Mumbai scored 687 with the loss of 4 wickets at the end of their first innings in 138.4 overs on Day 2 at Amingaon Cricket Ground in Guwahati. Opponent team left-arm spinner Roshan Alam gave away 76 runs at a run-a-ball which helped Shaw build up his powerful innings.
Shaw surpassed Sanjay Manjrekar’s record
Shaw has been consistent across the format. In his previous seven innings, he hit 160 runs with 68 being the highest. Many cricketers took to Twitter to congratulate him, Sanjay Manjrekar, third on the list to score highest in Ranji Trophy tweeted, “Thrilled that my record of 377 was beaten by a batter I adore! Well done, Prithvi!”
Thrilled that my record of 377 was beaten by a batter I adore! Well done Prithvi! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 11, 2023
After successful innings, Prithvi said, “I wasn’t thinking much that I have to create a record today. When I came back after scoring 240 runs, I left those runs on the ground itself. I just wanted to start fresh from zero. I was blank and was just playing as per the merit of the ball. I just went there, took a fresh guard, and started on a fresh day. I didn’t know it was a record, I was told inside the dressing room that I hit the second-highest score.”