Prakhar Chaturvedi creates history, slams unbeaten 404

NEW DELHI: Karnataka‘s Prakhar Chaturvedi has attained the unachievable feat in the final of the Cooch Behar Trophy against Mumbai. The opening batter scripted history by becoming the first player to score 400 in the U-19 tournament final.
Prakhar carried his bat through the innings to remain unbeaten on 404 off 638 balls studded with 46 fours and three sixes as Karnataka posted a mind boggling 890/8 declared.
In the process, Prakhar also broke Yuvraj Singh’s 25-year-old record for the highest score in the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy final.
Yuvraj, who later emerged as an Indian cricket legend, had hammered 358 runs for Punjab in a match against Bihar in 1999. India’s World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni was a member of that Bihar squad.
The record for the highest individual score in India’s premier U-19 domestic event is held by Vijay Zol, who scored an unbeaten 451 for Maharashtra against Assam in the 2011-12 season.
Karnataka clinched the title on the basis of first innings lead on Day 4 of the summit clash at the KSCA Navule Stadium in Shimoga on Monday.
In the intriguing encounter, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid’s son Samit Dravid also made his presence felt by contributing 22 runs off 46 balls while batting at number five during the same match.
Harshil Dharmani also showcased a stellar performance, scoring a magnificent 169 runs off 228 balls, embellished with 19 fours and five sixes.
Prakhar partnered with Dharmani for an impressive 290-run stand for the second wicket. Notably, Prakhar forged an unbeaten 163-run partnership with Samarth N for the ninth wicket before the innings was declared, marking a significant achievement.

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