Hyderabad’s Tanmay Agarwal shatters record books to register fastest 300 in first-class cricket

Hyderabad’s Tanmay Agarwal shatters record books to register fastest 300 in first-class cricket. Tanmay Agarwal achieved the milestone in just 147 balls against Arunachal Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy 2024.

Tanmay Agarwal of Hyderabad made history by scoring the fastest triple century in first-class cricket on Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy against Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, January 26. Agarwal hit the milestone in just 147 balls, finishing undefeated on 323* (160). With 33 fours and 21 sixes in his innings at NexGen Cricket Ground, Hyderabad.

The 28-year-old scored at an incredible strike rate of 201.87, propelling Hyderabad to 529/1 at stumps after just 48 overs. His blitzkrieg gave him the distinction of having the best strike rate by an Indian batter in first-class cricket with at least 200 runs and the fourth-best overall. The southpaw completed his double hundred in 119 balls and needed only 28 more to join the coveted 300 club. Unleashing his wrath on Andhra Pradesh bowlers.

Furthermore, Agarwal is 121 runs short from breaking the record for the best individual score by an Indian in first-class cricket. Bhausaheb Nimbalkar now holds the record, having struck an undefeated 443* for Maharashtra back in 1948. On the other side, the overall highest first-class individual score is against the name of legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara. Who struck 501* off 427 for Warwickshire against Durham on June 2, 1994.

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Rahul Singh also scored 185 (105)

Meanwhile, in addition to Tanmay, Hyderabad captain Rahul Singh scored a stunning 185 (105) as the duo put up a mammoth 449 for the first wicket. Earlier in the day, Arunachal Pradesh were bowled out for 172, with Techi Doria scoring an unbeaten 97*. Chama Milind (3/36) and Kartikeya Kak (3/28) took three wickets each for Hyderabad.

Day 1 saw a total of 701 runs score, making it only the second time in first-class cricket that more than 700 runs were scored in one day.

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