On Monday, a batter for the state of Tamil Nadu named Narayan Jagadeesan beat the Sri Lankan icon Kumar Sangakkara to set a new record for the most number of consecutive centuries scored in the history of List A cricket.
List The number of overs played by each team in a cricket match can range anywhere from 40 to 60. This applies to both One-Day Internationals and matches played in various domestic championships.
The batter reached this milestone during his team’s match against Arunachal Pradesh in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, which is India’s premier 50-over domestic cricket league. The competition is now taking place in India. During the game, he reached the century mark for the sixth time in a row overall in the competition.
In addition to this, he holds the record for the greatest number of consecutive tonnes achieved in a single season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, surpassing players such as Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Devdutt Padikkal, all of whom have hit four centuries.
Jagadeesan is not only the leading run-scorer in the competition so far, but he is also still going strong. He has scored a total of 624 runs over the course of six matches, averaging 156.00 runs per game.
He has now passed Kumar Sangakkara, who was the only player in the 2015 Cricket World Cup to register a century in each of the first four games of the tournament.
He finished the tournament with 541 runs at an average of 108.20, scoring 105 runs against Bangladesh, 117 runs against England, 104 runs against Australia, and 124 runs against Scotland to bring his total to 541 runs. He had the second greatest total number of runs at the end of the competition.