Pranav Dhanawade faced 199 balls during his record innings.
Mumbai school cricketer Pranav Dhanawade etched his name into the record books when he slammed an unbeaten 652 runs off 199 balls during H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). (Click here for latest Cricket stories)
Representing KC Gandhi School, Kalyan, Dhanawade smashed Arya Gurukul School bowlers all over the park to surpass Arthur Collins’ score of 628 not out in 1899. Dhanawade’s majestic knock, that was studded with 78 fours and 30 sixes, helped his side reach 956 for one at the close of play on Day 1.
Collins had scored 628 not out in a Junior House Match in June, 1899 in England. Collins was an Englishman born in India, but never went on to play first-class cricket. Australian Charles Eady scored 566 in 1901.
Prithvi Shaw (546 in 2013) of Mumbai school had earlier held the Indian record when he bettered Armaan Jaffer’s 473, scored in a Harris Shield match in 2013. Armaan is the nephew of former Test batsman Wasim Jaffer.
Armaan was in the news in December 2010 when he slammed 498 in the Under-14 Giles Shield to break the record held by Sarfaraz Khan (439 in 2009-10).
Dhanawade’s innings brought back memories of the mammoth 664-run partnership between Mumbaikars Vinod Kambli (349) and Sachin Tendulkar (326) for Shardashram Vidyamandir in February 1988 during the Harris Shield tournament.