Prithvi Shaw Creates History At Ranji Trophy With His Triple Century

Prithvi Shaw scored a triple century at Ranji Trophy: Prithvi Shaw scores a triple century against Assam during a Ranji Trophy match at the Aminagaon cricket stadium in Guwahati on Wednesday.

Prithvi Shaw Breaks Several Records With One Inning

The opening batter, Prithvi Shaw scored 379 runs off 383 balls, making the second-highest Ranji Trophy score of all time. With this, Shaw is now second on the list of the highest First-class cricket score.

Bhausaheb Nimbalkar remains unbeaten with 443 runs for Maharashtra against Kathiawar, the highest in Ranji Trophy and First-class Cricket. Prithvi Shaw has now registered second on both lists.

Furthermore, Prithvi Shaw broke Sanjay Manjrekar’s previously-held record for the highest score by a Mumbai batsman. The former Indian batsman turned commentator, Manjrekar, had scored 377 runs against Hyderabad.

Prithvi is also the ninth batsman to hit a 350-plus in Ranji Trophy innings, surpassing Swapnil Gugale (351*), Cheteshwar Pujara (352), VVS Laxman(353), Samit Gohel (359*), MV Sridhar (366) and Sanjay Manjrekar(377).

Prithvi Shaw Dismissed

The right-handed batter missed out on the chance of scoring a quadrupled hundred as he got dismissed due to lbw. Scoring 379 off 383 balls, Prithvi played a 401 partnership along with Mumbai captain Ajinkya Rahane. Shaw scored 262 runs in that stand before he fell lbw to the leg-spinner Riyan Parag.

Shaw scored 240 from overnight, breaking his previous first-class cricket record. He scored his maiden triple ton off 326 balls and broke various batting records later on.

Shaw’s Previous Achievements

At the age of 17, Shaw became the youngest player to score a century in his Duleep Trophy debut in September 2017, a record Sachin Tendulkar formerly held. Later on, He became the skipper of the Under-19 World Cup team in which India emerged victorious.

Moreover, Shaw became the youngest test cricketer on debut in November 2018, standing next to Sachin Tendulkar.

During his Ranji trophy debut for Mumbai in January 2018, the opening-batter hit a second-inning century against Tamil Nadu which contributed in his team’s victory. Shaw was also a part of the Under-19 squad that won the Youth Asia Cup in November 2018.

Prithvi Shaw’s name will now be discussed amidst the all-new selection committee of BCCI for selecting the Indian cricket team for the upcoming white-ball series against New Zealand and test series against Australia.

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Rupanjal Chauhan
Rupanjal Chauhan
Rupanjal Chauhan is a sports enthusiast and is pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She shares her thoughts on various sports topics via SportsAxle.


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