First Time In 252 Years! India Batter Achieves Historic First-Class Record


Tanmay Agarwal shattered records by slamming a triple century in just 147 deliveries

Vishal Singh Jan. 27, 2024

This guy not only achieved the fastest double hundred in first-class cricket history in 119 deliveries, but he also broke the 39-year-old record held by Indian icon Ravi Shastri.

Tanmay Agarwal of Hyderabad scored 300 against Arunachal Pradesh on Friday to become the first player in first-class cricket history to achieve a triple hundred in the fastest time.

The 28-year-old batsman needed only 147 deliveries to accomplish that accomplishment. After scoring 323 off 160 balls in an innings that featured 21 sixes and 33 fours, he was still undefeated at Stumps.

After Day 1 of the fourth round of Ranji cricket, Hyderabad had reached 529/1 thanks to Agarwal's magnificent knock. Hyderabad finished the day on top after captain Gahlaut Rahul Singh added 185 runs of his own in addition to Agarwal.

In the other day's matches, Narayan Jagadeesan, the opener for Tamil Nadu, amassed his second century of the competition while maintaining his perfect record at 108 against Chandigarh.

The visitors chose to bat first to start the day. They were bowled out for just 111 runs, though, since they did not play well at bat.

After a 176-run partnership between Jagadeesan and Pradosh Ranjan Paul (87 batting), the team was able to seize the initiative and establish their superiority on the first day of play.

In a different Group C match in Valsad, Ashutosh Sharma gave Railways a courageous innings of 123 against Gujarat.

In the meantime, Anustup Majumdar hit an undefeated century in a Group B match, and captain Manoj Tiwary held steady at a half-century as the two seasoned players helped Bengal defeat Assam 242/4 on the opening day.

Following the cheap dismissals of Sourav Paul (12), Shreyansh Ghosh (13), Mohammad Kaif (2), and Sudip Kumar Gharami (10), Majumdar and Tiwary combined for an uninterrupted 185-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

The 39-year-old scored his second century of the year while remaining undefeated on 120 from 197 balls with 16 fours.

The 39-year-old Tiwary took his time scoring runs, hitting seven fours and 68 not out of 187 balls.