Riyan Parag Slams the 2nd Fastest Century in Ranji Trophy History


Parag has been in terrific form this season, scoring a lot of runs at a rapid strike rate.

Vishal Singh Jan. 8, 2024

Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag created history by scoring the second-fastest century in Ranji Trophy history. He reached the milestone with just 56 balls in the team's opening match of the 2024 season against Chhattisgarh.

This is important from Parag as he did not get much support from the other end. It was a great knock and he eventually scored 155 runs off his 87 balls.

Second-fastest Ranji Trophy ton

As mentioned earlier, Parag scored the second-fastest century in the history of Indian domestic tournaments. He is currently just behind the Rishabh Pant, who achieved a 48-ball century against Jharkhand in 2016-17. Parag, on the other hand, replaced Madhya Pradesh's Naman Ojha, who had scored a ton in 69 bowls against Karnataka in the 2014-15 season, at number 2.

A Marvellous Knock from Parag 

Captain Parag arrived in the middle with a score of 78/3. He chased the bowlers right from the start, scoring runs all over the park. Even though his other end was not stable, he continued to hit hard. His 155 helped Assam finish 254th in Raipur. His outstanding knock was studded with 11 boundaries and 12 sixes.

1,500 Runs in First Class Cricket

This was Parag's second first-class ton and also his highest score in this format. This count also includes 10 fifties. The 22-year-old has scored 1,583 runs in 26 matches, averaging over 33 runs. The 22-year-old's off-spin saw him score 49 wickets at an average of 36.73

73. The tally includes his one haul of five wickets.