Prithvi Shaw scored his first triple-century in his Ranji Trophy career. He played an inning of 379 runs on 383 balls. This is the second-highest innings in Ranji Trophy history. Before him, Bibi Nimbalkar had played an unbeaten inning of 443 runs for Maharashtra in the 1948-49 season.
Prithvi’s score is also the highest score by an opener in Ranji Trophy. He broke the record of Samit Gohel of Tripura. Gohel had played an unbeaten inning of 359 runs in 2016.
Triple century in 326 balls, hit only 4 sixes
The Ranji Trophy Round-5 match is being played between Mumbai and Assam in Guwahati. Batting first, on Tuesday, Mumbai scored 397 runs for 2 wickets. Prithvi was then unbeaten on 240. In the first session on Wednesday, he completed his triple century in 326 balls. He got out after scoring 379 runs. In this innings, he hit 49 fours and 4 sixes.
This is also his best score in Ranji Trophy. Earlier, he had scored 202 against Baroda in the 2019-20 Ranji season. Mumbai has scored 608 runs for 3 wickets in 127 overs till the second session. Their captain Ajinkya Rahane is playing with Sarfaraz Khan after scoring a century.
Broke Sanjay Manjrekar’s 33-year-old record
With these innings, Prithvi also scored the highest score by a Mumbai player in Ranji Trophy. Prior to that, in the 1990-91 season, Sanjay Manjrekar scored 377 runs for Mumbai against Hyderabad.
Mumbai’s team is second in the points table of Elite Group-B after winning 2 out of 4 matches this season. He lost one match and also played a draw. The team has 16 points. With 19 points, Saurashtra’s team is on top of this group. Top-2 teams of this group will play knockout round.