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Indian batter Tanmay Agarwal breaks yet another world record

By Akanksha - January 27, 2024 05:30 PM

In a Ranji Trophy Plate Group encounter against Arunachal Pradesh, Tanmay Agarwal, a gifted opening batsman from Hyderabad, achieved the fastest triple-hundred in first-class cricket history, shattering yet another world record. Tanmay, who had earlier achieved his triple century in just 147 balls, was finally removed for 366 runs, falling short of Brian Lara's First-Class match record of 501*. Nevertheless, he did succeed in recording the most amount of sixes recorded by a batsman in an innings in a First-Class game—26.

New Zealand's Colin Munro had previously held the record for most sixes struck in a First-Class match with twenty-three. On Friday, Tanmay amassed 323 off 160 balls without losing and had hit 33 fours and 21 sixes. On Saturday, he continued his innings and hit five more sixes before getting out for 366.

Before this, the 28-year-old Indian batsman smashed the record set by South African player Marco Marais, who in a First Class Cricket match against Border and Western Province, struck a triple ton in 191 balls.

But the humiliating loss to a team from the northeast again made some wonder if they should just be added to the Ranji Trophy, where teams often break records.

'I am happy and appreciative. I just continued striking once I reached 150, and fortune was on my side. Every time I find the centre of the bat, the balls come out. I simply continued to bat and hit' Agarwal said to PTI on Friday.

'Just now, the world record was set. There was no plan. I didn't have any intentions to accomplish this or that. It simply occurred' he had said.

After the day's play, Tanmay's unbeaten 323 off just 160 balls helped Hyderabad, the host city, achieve an incredible 529 for 1 in just 48 overs of play at the 'Gen-Next' cricket venue.

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