Prithvi Shaw breaches into record books with second-highest first-class individual score of 379

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Prithvi Shaw Ranji Trophy

In the Ranji Trophy encounters against Assam, the young Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has returned to form, and that too in a magnificent way. The 23-year-old batsman registered Mumbai’s Second highest individual score in Ranji Trophy history. Let us look into details on Prithvi Shaw Ranji Trophy performance.

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Shaw was batting at a strike rate of 98.96 and had scored 379 runs off 383 balls. He hit four sixes and 49 fours. Batting with captain Ajinkya Rahane, Shaw led the Mumbai team to a mammoth first-innings score which neared 608. 

Also now he is the second-highest total in the tournament’s history after first making his first triple century in the Ranji Trophy and then surpassing the batting records of legendary Indian batsmen like Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar.

Prithvi Shaw Breaking Records 

Not only did the 23-year-old surpass Sunil Gavaskar’s Ranji Trophy record of 340 runs for Mumbai, but he also surpassed VVS Laxman and Cheteshwar Pujara, two more renowned Indian batsmen who were known for their prowess in Test matches. 

In the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy season, Pujara hit 352 runs for Saurashtra against Karnataka, whereas Laxman made 353 runs for Hyderabad against Karnataka in the 1999–2000 campaign.

Who holds the Record for Highest Run Scorer in First Class Test Cricket?

Even after 68 years, Bhausaheb Nimbalkar’s undefeated 443 for Maharashtra versus Kathiawar in a Ranji Trophy match continues to stand as the best first-class cricket score by an Indian batsman.

Back In form with a Bang

Prithvi Shaw was recently struggling to find his form. As he scored 160 runs from 7 innings, but with this triple century Prithvi Shaw scores 379 runs in one single inning. With these innings, he surely made a statement for himself. Now you can’t ignore him on his capabilities or his skill level.

Prithvi Shaw’s Possibilities of Test Call-up?

Despite having excellent domestic form, the Delhi Capitals player frequently overlooked by selectors. However, after this record-breaking Triple-century, it will be difficult for the selectors to ignore him.

Shaw’s scorching triple hundred has undoubtedly done enough to grab selectors’ notice. The BCCI selection committee is yet to reveal the Indian squad for the upcoming white-ball series against New Zealand and the Test series against Australia.

Future of Prithvi Shaw 

Delhi Capitals are delighted with Shaw’s performance. As the Capitals have retained the young star (Prithvi Shaw) before the 2023 IPL Mini-auctions. 

We will have to wait and see how this triple century helps him in getting a call-up for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy squad. Until then he will surely play in the Ranji Trophy for the Mumbai team. 

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