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TN opener Jagadeeshan hits 15 sixes to break several world records

Bengaluru: Tamil Nadu batsman Narayan Jagadeesan on Monday shattered all major world records in men’s list A cricket during his innings of 277 off 141 balls against Arunachal Pradesh at Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday.
He broke the world record by becoming the highest individual score by bettering Alistair Brown’s previous highest individual score in men’s List A cricket. He did this by hammering 277 in 141 balls against Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Chinnaswamy Stadium here.
Brown had smashed 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002.
The 26-year old batsman also broke Rohit Sharma’s 264 runs record in an ODI against Sri Lanka.
Jagadeesan also became the first player to score hundreds in five consecutive innings in men’s List A cricket.
Prior to Jagadeesan, three batters had scored four centuries in a row, namely Kumar Sangakkara in 2014-15, Alviro Petersen in 2015-16 and Devdutt Padikkal in 2020-21.
He also became the joint-fastest batsman to score double centuries in men’s List A cricket.
Jagadeesan took 114 balls for his double century as did Travis Head against Queensland in the Marsh One-Day Cup last year.
He also shared a 416 stand with his opening partner B Sai Sudarshan for any wicket in men’s List A cricket. The previous highest partnership was 372 between Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels for the second wicket against Zimbabwe in 2015.
Jagadeesan became the highest six-hitting batsman, hammering 15 in a Vijay Hazare Trophy innings. The previous highest was 12 sixes by Yashasvi Jaiswal during his 203 runs knock against Jharkhand in the 2019-20 season.
He has scored 799 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, next to Prithvi Shaw who scored 827 during the 2020-21 season.
Tamil Nadu’s 506/2 is also the highest team total in men’s List A cricket, surpassing the previous best of 498/4 by England against the Netherlands this year. (UNI)

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