Tanmay Agarwal hits fastest triple-century in first-class cricket

NEW DELHI: Tanmay Agarwal on Friday rewrote record books while making mockery of Arunachal Pradesh bowling as the Hyderabad batter hammered an unbeaten 323 off just 160 balls during their Plate Group game in the Ranji Trophy.
In the process, Tanmay recorded the fastest triple ton (147 balls) in the history of first-class cricket, bettering Marco Marais‘s feat, which he achieved in 191 balls for Border against Eastern Province in 2017.
In addition, Tanmay broke Virender Sehwag‘s previous record of 284 runs on the second day of the Brabourne Test against Sri Lanka in 2009 by becoming the first Indian batter to score 300 or more runs in a single day of first-class cricket.
Tanmay, who clobbered 21 sixes and 33 fours in his marathon knock, powered Hyderabad to 529/1 in 48 overs. Earlier in the day, Arunachal’s innings concluded with a total of 172 runs, thanks to a disciplined bowling effort from Hyderabad.
Tanmay, along with Hyderabad captain Rahul Singh, who scored a quickfire 105-ball 185, forged a monumental opening partnership. The relentless assault left the Arunachal Pradesh bowling attack completely stunned as the pair put together a staggering 449-run stand in just 40.2 overs.
The combined total of 701 runs scored by Hyderabad and Arunachal Pradesh in a single day’s play in their first-class cricket match is the second-highest in history.
The record for the most runs in a single day’s play in first-class cricket stands at 721, which was achieved during the first day of the match between Essex and the Australians at Southend-on-Sea in 1948.

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