Mumbai's Pranav Dhanawade scores 1009 runs as his team declares for 1465

Sudipta / 05 January 2016

Pranav Dhanwade crosses 1000 runs mark, which is the highest individual score in the history of cricket. He crossed this mark after lunch. His team declared after scoring 1465.  Pranav achieved this in 323 balls as his innings was comprised of 59 sixes 127 boundaries. 

An 116-year batting record has broken after Mumbai-based Pranav Dhanawade hit an unbelievable 900 not out  against Arya Gurukul School, Kalyan on the second day of the U-16 HT Bhandari Trophy inter-School Cricket Tournament.

Pranav on the first day scored 652 runs off 199 balls. 

Representing KC Gandhi School, Kalyan  Pranav smashed all over the park to surpass Arthur Collins’ score of 628 not out in 1899 in a Junior House match in England in June 1899. Dhanawade’s majestic knock was comprised of 78 fours and 30 sixes as it broke all batting world records in school cricket to guide his team also crossed 1000 runs  for 1 on the second day.

Australian Charles Eady scored 566 in 1901 which was challenged by Mumbai Prithvi Shaw who held the Indian record when he bettered his compatriot Armann Jaffer’s 473, scored in a Harris Shield match in 2013. Armann also had slammed 498 in the Under 14 Giles  Shield in 2010 to break the record held by another compatriot Sarfaraz Khan (439 in 2009-10).



Dhanawade’s innings also recount the memory of the biggest partnership of 664 runs between  Mumbaikars Vinod Kambli (349) and Sachin Tendulkar (326) for Shardashram Vidayamandir in February 1988 during Harris Shield tournamnet.

Pranav said he was motivated to break the records of India U-19 stars Sarfaraz Khan, Armaan Jaffer and Mumbai U-19 opener Prithiv Shaw. “I am very happy that I broke the record. Once I reached 350, I was determind that I should break those records. I was aware of the three records and how they made it to the history books, said 15-year-old Pranav.

With two more matches to go, the opening batsman wants to streatch his batting record further.

 “I will give it a try, I am confident that I can do it. If I can score 600 runs in two sessions, I am confident of scoring 350 in one session. I will definitely try to score 1,000 runs as I am just 350 away,” said the tenth-grade student.

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