Prithvi Shaw smashes an incredible triple century; registers Mumbai's highest ever score in Ranji Trophy, going past Gavaskar
Indian batter and Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw has played a record-breaking inning against Assam in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022–23 at the Amingaon Cricket Ground, Guwahati. The 23-year-old went on to smash an incredible triple century on Day 2 of the game.
Although, he couldn't reach the 400-run mark and got out after 21 runs short of an incredible rare feat. He got out after scoring 379 runs off 383 deliveries, including 49 boundaries and four maximums. With this incredible knock, he went on to smash a few all-time records.
It started with Assam winning the toss and deciding to bowl first. Shaw continued his aggressive approach, ended Day 1 with 240 runs, and started Day 2 with the same mindset. He smashed the Assam bowlers all over the ground and went on to record the second-highest individual score by a batter in Ranji Trophy history.
The highest Ranji Trophy score is held by former batter from Maharastra, Bhausaheb Babasaheb Nimbalkar, who scored 443 not out against Saurastra in Ranji 1948-49. However, apart from that, Shaw registered the highest individual score for the Mumbai team in history.
He went past the previous best set by former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who scored 377 runs against Hyderabad. Shaw surpassed the likes of some of the greatest players ever produced by the Mumbai team, such as Sunil Gavaskar (340 vs Bengal) and Vijay Merchant (359* vs Maharashtra).
Shaw was dismissed by Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag just before lunch on Day 2. Before getting dismissed, he also registered a pretty rare feat in Indian domestic cricket history: The 23-year-old became the first ever Indian batter to have registered a triple century in Ranji Trophy (test format), a double century in Vijay Hazare Trophy (one-day cricket), and a century in Syed Mustaq Ali competition (20-over tournament).
With this knock, Shaw has certainly made his presence felt to the Indian selectors, who will going to select the team for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy in February.