Tamil Nadu batsman Narayan Jagadeesan broke the world record for the highest individual score in List A men’s cricket on Monday by hammering a 141-ball 277 against Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Tamil Nadu won the Pool C match by 435 runs, making it the largest margin of victory in a List A match. The previous record was Somerset’s 346-run win over Devon in 1990.
Jagadeesan, 26, surpassed Alistair Brown’s previous record of 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002. Rohit Sharma’s Indian record for highest List A score of 264 in an ODI against Sri Lanka was also obliterated in the process.
Tamil Nadu’s 506 two-for-two in the match is also the team’s highest total in Men’s List A cricket, surpassing England’s previous record of 498 for four against the Netherlands earlier this year.
India’s previous highest List A total was 457 for four for Mumbai against Puducherry in Jaipur in 2021.
Veteran cricketer from India and Jagadeesan’s TN teammate Dinesh Karthik congratulated him, saying in a tweet: “WORLD RECORD alert. What an amazing effort from @Jagadeesan_200. Couldn’t be happier for him. Greats things await. Sai Sudarshan, what an amazing tournament so far.” This opening combo is killing it. Well done guys.”
Hinting at the chasm in the standards, he said in another tweet: “Also on another side note. Does it make sense for the North East teams to play the elite teams in the league phase? It just brings down the run rates of the teams and Imagine if a match against one of these teams is rained out! Can’t they just have a separate group and then qualify?
Arunachal was among the nine teams that joined the domestic circuit from the 2018-19 season.
It rained records as Jagadeesan raged against Arunachal’s ill-fated bowling attack.
Hitting 200 in 114 balls, he made the fastest joint double ton in List A history. Travis Head had taken 114 balls to score his double century for South Australia against Queensland in the Australian Marsh Cup last year.
Jagadeesan’s 15 sixes made him the highest by a batsman in an innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, bettering Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 12 during his hit of 203 in the 2019-20 season.
The right-handed batsman also set a new mark by scoring his fifth successive List A century.
Furthermore, he surpassed Prithvi Shaw (227 vs Puducherry in 2021) for the highest score in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper also became the sixth batsman to hit a double ton in India’s premier one-day competition.
Jagadeesan’s opening wicket partnership of 416 with B. Sai Sudharsan, who made 154 (102 balls, 19 fours, 2 sixes), is also a record for the highest partnership for any wicket in List ‘A cricket. ‘.
The previous highest partnership was 372 between Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels for the West Indies’ second wicket against Zimbabwe in an ODI in 2015.
The previous highest partnership in Indian domestic cricket was 338 by Sanju Samson and Sachin Baby for Kerala against Goa in 2019.
On Saturday, he had joined Kumar Sangakkara, Alviro Petersen and Devdutt Padikkal in scoring their fourth consecutive hundreds in List A cricket.
Jagadeesan’s tons in the current Hazare Trophy tournament have come against Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Andhra and Goa, in addition to Monday’s monumental blow against Arunachal.
By scoring his fifth ton in the ongoing tournament, Jagadeesan surpassed the record of four in a single edition. Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw and Ruturaj Gaikwad had each reached four hundred in previous years.
Jagadeesan was recently released by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL auction next month.
Meanwhile, Arunachal’s Chetan Anand panned as many as 114 runs in his 10 overs.
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