It’s raining triple hundreds in this year Ranji Trophy as Goa’s skipper and middle-order batsman Sagun Kamat played a monumental innings of 304* against Services in Cuttack. Kamat is now the first captain from Goa and eighth overall to score a triple-century in Ranji Trophy.
Resuming on his overnight score of 177, the left-handed batsman completed his first triple century in 453 balls. The stunning innings was studded with 39 fours. The score is now the highest individual score by any player from Goa. The record was previously held by Swapnil Asnodkar after he scored 254 against Railways in 2007-08 season
This is the third triple-century of this edition of Ranji Trophy. Before Kamat, Swapnil Gugale and Rishabh Pant has scored triple centuries in last week’s game between Delhi and Maharashtra. Playing for Maharashtra, Gugale scored 351 while Pant played a stunning knock of 308 for Delhi.
Meanwhile, riding on Kamat’s huge score, Goa declared their first innings after scoring a mammoth 606 for 6. Sumiran Amonkar was also a major contributor with 101 runs. This is Goa’s highest score in Ranji Trophy. Their previous highest was 583 that they scored against Jharkhand in the 2010-11 season.
In reply to Goa’s huge score, Services started poorly and lost their opener Anshul Gupta with only 4 runs on the board. But Soumik Chatterjee and Ravi Chauhan ensured that the team ended the day without suffering any further damage with an unbeaten partnership of 35 runs. Services ended the second day on 39 for 1, still 567 runs behind the first innings total of Goa.
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