Youn opening batter Prithvi Shaw rewrote the record books with his 379-run performance for Mumbai in their Ranji Trophy encounter against Assam on Wednesday. His score moved him into second place all-time for the greatest individual score in the history of the Ranji Trophy.
In addition to this, the opening batsman went on to become the player who has scored the most runs for Mumbai in a single Ranji Trophy innings in the history of the franchise.
During a contest at the Amingaon Cricket Ground in Guwahati, Shaw accomplished the goal by smashing a dominant maiden triple hundred, scoring 379 runs in 383 balls. The match took place in Guwahati.
During the 1990-1991 season, Sanjay Manjrekar set the record for the highest individual score with 377 runs while playing for Mumbai versus Hyderabad. This was the first hundred Shaw has scored in the Ranji Trophy competition this year.
He finished his remaining seven innings with 160 runs scored, averaging 22.85 points and reaching a top score of 68 points.
Despite the fact that the 23-year-old has been scoring frequently in the domestic circuit, he has not been selected to play for India and will not play for India again in a T20I until July 2021.
After accumulating an unbeaten 443 against Saurashtra in the 1948/49 season of the Ranji Trophy, BB Nimbalkar retains the record for achieving the highest total for a team in the competition. This record was set in 1948.
Highest individual scores in an innings played for the Ranji Trophy are as follows:
BB Nimbalkar (Maharashtra): 443* vs Saurashtra Prithvi Shaw (Mumbai): 379 vs Assam Sanjay Manjrekar (Bombay): 377 vs Hyderabad
MV Sridhar (Hyderabad): 366 vs Andhra Pradesh
The following are the players who have scored the highest individual totals for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy innings:
Prithvi Shaw’s score was 379 against Assam.
Sanjay Manjrekar (Bombay): 377 vs Hyderabad
Vijay Merchant scored 359* against the Maharashtra team.
Sunil Gavaskar: 340 vs Bengal
This season, he scored 332 runs and finished in second place for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. His highest score was 134, which he scored against Assam. His strike rate was 181.42. He averages more than 50 runs per innings in List A cricket, despite the fact that he scored 217 runs over the course of seven innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Prithvi Shaw broke his previous first-class cricket career record with a score of 240 not out off of 283 balls earlier on Day 1.
After putting on 123 runs for the first wicket with Musheer Khan and an unbroken 200 for the third with Ajinkya Rahane, the opening batsman for Mumbai smashed 33 fours and a six, which contributed to the team’s final score of 397 for 2 at the time of the stumps.
Shaw absolutely destroyed the left-arm spinner Roshan Alam, scoring 76 runs off of him at a rate of one run per ball.