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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu to set world record

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu to set world record

The match between Tamil Nadu and Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy that took place on Monday, has set new world records by shattering the existing ones. Batsman Narayan Jagadeesan came to limelight by hitting 277 runs out of 141 while his partner scored 254 off 102 as Tamil Nadu scored a record of 506 for 2 in 50 overs. It is now the highest team total in men’s List A cricket, bettering the previous best of 498 for four by England against the Netherlands earlier this year.   

Arunachal Pradesh lost all wickets in 28.4 overs after scoring 71 runs and let Tamil Nadu to win by 435 runs. Manimaran Siddharth returned figures of 5 for 12 in 7.4 overs while Silambarasan and Mohammed picked up 2 wickets apiece.

This is the biggest victory in List A cricket. The Tamil Nadu team shattered the 32-year-old record set by Somerset in 1990 when they defeated Devon by 346 runs. Also, Jagadeesan had edged past the record of Alistair Brown’s 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002. The Indian record for the highest List A score of 264 by Rohit Sharma in an ODI against Sri Lanka was also obliterated in the process.

The match rained records as Jagadeesan went on the rampage against the hapless Arunachal bowling attack. His 15 sixes made it the highest by a batsman in an innings in Vijay Hazare Trophy, improving on the 12 by Yashasvi Jaiswal during his knock of 203 in the 2019-20 season.

He achieved the double ton in 114 balls, the joint fastest-ever double ton in List A history. Travis Head had taken 114 balls to score his double-century for South Australia against Queensland in Australia’s Marsh Cup last year.

The Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper also became the sixth batter to hit a double ton in India’s premier one-day competition. His opening wicket partnership of 416 with B Sai Sudharsan, who made 154, is also a record for the highest partnership for any wicket in List A cricket.

 The previous highest partnership was 372 between Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels for the second wicket for West Indies against Zimbabwe in an ODI in 2015. The previous highest partnership in Indian domestic cricket was made by Sanju Samson and Sachin Baby for Kerala against Goa in 2019.