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Ranji Trophy: Prithvi Shaw Smashes 379, 2nd highest score in Indian FC history

CricketRanji Trophy: Prithvi Shaw Smashes 379, 2nd highest score in Indian FC history

Srinagar: Team India out of favor star Prithvi Shaw on Wednesday smashed second highest score in Indian First Class Cricket history by smashing 379 run knock for Mumbai in Ranji trophy against Assam.

Shaw’s scored 379 runs from just 383 deliveries, at an impressive strike rate of 98.96, and smashed as many as 49 boundaries and four maximums.

En route, Shaw surpassed numerous records, as he became the second-highest individual scorer in Indian First-Class cricket history,  behind only the legendary B.B. Nimbalkar.

The veteran remains the only Indian player to have scored a quadruple century in the 1948–49 Ranji Trophy when Nimbalkar recorded a score of 443 not out.

Prithvi Shaw narrowly missed out on a quadruple century, having been dismissed LBW by Riyan Parag.

The 23-year-old surpassed Sanjay Manjrekar’s record of the highest individual score for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy history – 377*.

The opener smashed his maiden First-Class triple ton, to join an elusive list of players such as Rohit Sharma and Virender Sehwag.

Shaw also etched his name in the record books as he joined the list of highest run-scorers in First-Class history, led by the legendary Brian Lara who smacked 501* in 1994 while playing for Warwickshire in Birmingham.

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