Cricket seemed to have entered the space age on Monday riding on an astonishing batting display. First, Tamil Nadu batter Narayan Jagadeesan shattered the world record for the highest ever individual score in men’s List A cricket (50-over one-day game) by hammering a 141-ball 277 against Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Bengaluru. Then, Tamil Nadu became the first team to breach the 500-mark in List A cricket before winning the Group C match by 435 runs, making it the biggest victory margin at this level. The previous record was Somerset’s 346-run win over Devon in 1990.
This was after the 26-year-old Jagadeesan etched his name in history books by becoming the first-ever player to score five consecutive centuries in men’s List A cricket.
He also went past Alistair Brown and Rohit Sharma to set a new record for the highest individual score.
Brown’s previous high of 268 for Surrey came against Glamorgan in 2002. The Indian record for highest List A score of 264 by Rohit in an ODI against Sri Lanka was also obliterated in the process.
With their team total of 506/2, Tamil Nadu bettered the previous best of 498 for four by England against the Netherlands earlier this year.
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The previous highest List A total in India was 457 for four by Mumbai against Puducherry in Jaipur in 2021.
Released by Chennai Super Kings recently, Jagadeesan also served a reminder of his abilities before the IPL auction.
Veteran India cricketer and Jagadeesan’s TN teammate Dinesh Karthik congratulated him and said in a tweet: “WORLD RECORD alert. What an amazing effort by @Jagadeesan_200 Couldn’t be happier for him. Big things await. Sai Sudarshan what an amazing tournament so far. This opening combo is killing it. Well done boys.” Hinting at the gulf in standards, he said in another tweet: “Also on another side note Does it make sense to have the north east teams play the elite teams in the league phase. It just topples the run rates of teams and imagine if a match against one of these teams gets rained off! Can’t they have a separate group and then qualify?” Arunachal was among the nine teams that joined the domestic circuit from the 2018-19 season.
It rained records as Jagadeesan went on the rampage against the hapless Arunachal bowling attack.
By reaching 200 in 114 balls, he made 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.
Jagadeesan’s 15 sixes made it the highest by a batter in an innings in Vijay Hazare Trophy, improving on the 12 by Yashasvi Jaiswal during his knock of 203 in the 2019-20 season.
The right-handed batter also made a new mark by scoring his fifth consecutive List A century.
Besides, he went past Prithvi Shaw (227 vs Puducherry in 2021) for the highest score ever in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper also became the sixth batter to hit a double ton in India’s premier one-day competition.
Jagadeesan’s opening wicket partnership of 416 with B Sai Sudharsan, who made 154 (102 balls, 19 fours, 2 six), is also a record for the highest partnership for any wicket in List ‘A’ cricket.
Jagadeesan’s tons in the ongoing Hazare Trophy tournament have come against Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Andhra and Goa, apart from Monday’s monumental knock against Arunachal.
By scoring his fifth ton in the ongoing tournament, Jagadeesan went past the record of four in a single edition. Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw and Ruturaj Gaikwad had hit four hundreds each in previous years.
Jagadeesan was recently released by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL auction next month.
Meanwhile, Arunachal’s Chetan Anand leaked as many as 114 runs in his 10 overs.
Brief scores: Tamil Nadu 506 for 2 in 50 overs (N Jagadeesan 277, B Sai Sudharsan 154, B Aparajith 31 not out, B Indrajith 31 not out) beat Arunachal Pradesh 71 all out in 28.4 overs (M Siddharth 5/12) by 435 runs. TN: 4 points, Arunachal: 0.
Bihar 201 all out in 49.3 overs (S Gani 68, Shishir Saket 34, Gaurav 30, Sijimon Joseph 4/49, Akhil Scaria 3/37) lost to Kerala 205 for 1 in 24.4 overs (Rohan S Kunnummal 107 not out (75 balls, 12X4, 4X6), Rahul P 83) by nine wickets. Kerala: 4 points, Bihar: 0.
Chhattisgarh 226 for 8 in 50 overs (Harpreet Singh Bhatia 77, Shubham Agrawal 63, Ruthvik Naik 4/29) vs Goa 185 all out in 47 overs (Ishaan Gadekar 67, Darshan Misal 28, Sumit Ruikar 3/37) by 41 runs. Chhattisgarh: 4 points, Goa: 0.
Haryana 258 for 7 in 50 overs (Yuvraj Singh 85, Nishanth Sindhu 39, Kapil Hooda 38 not out, S R Chauhan 37, Ayyappa Bandaru 3/47) lost to Andhra for 262 for 7 in 48.5 overs (Ricky Bhui 112 not out (98 balls, 9 fours, 5 six, Karan Shinde 60, Abhishek Reddy 46, Anshul Kamboj 2/38) by three wickets.
Andhra: 4 points, Haryana: 0.
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