Mumbai Schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade Smashes 1009 Runs In A Under-16 School Tournament, Shatters Most Of The Records
The first time anyone has broken the 1000 run mark in a recognized game
Records were broken as runs piled on in the Thane district HT Bhandari Shield Under-16's as Pranav Dhanawade scored 1009 runs in 327 balls and remained not out. The team made a astounding world record of 1465 runs before declaring. The match was played at Wayle Nagar Ground.
The knock included 129 fours and 59 sixes totaling to 870 runs in boundaries alone. There were only 26 dot balls in his innings. It is a rectangular ground with the straight boundary at 60 yards and the square boundaries at 40 yards, the square leg boundary was a little over 30 yards. Most of the boundaries Pranav hit here straight which was the longest part of the ground, a strike rate of 300+ is not ordinary by any means on any ground.
The previous record was held by A. E. J. Collins, a English schoolboy, who held it for 116 years. He scored 628 and remained not out in a match in 1899. The Indian record is held by Prithvi Shaw, he scored 546 runs in 2013 during the Harris Shield tournament.
The opponent team was Arya Gurukul School, who were playing with their under 14 team since their main players were unavailable due to exams. Some of them were 12 years old, they decided to participate with the make shift team since it was essential for next year's entry into the tournament. There were some 21 missed catches in the match. They were bundled out for 31 and 51 in the subsequent innings.
Pranav is a 10th class student from K C Gandhi English High School, he is 15 years old and a wicketkeeper too. His father, Prashant, aspiring cricketer during his younger days, quit pursuing it due to poverty. He now drives a auto rickshaw. He and Pranav's mother Mohini are proud of their son's achievement.
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