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Highest individual score in Ranji Trophy: Full list of most runs in an innings by a batter in Ranji Trophy

Dixit Bhargav

Highest individual score in Ranji Trophy: Full list of most runs in an innings by a batter in Ranji Trophy

Highest individual score in Ranji Trophy: A debutant batter from Bihar entered the record books on the back of a maiden triple century.

During a Plate Group match of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season between Bihar and Mizoram in Kolkata, Bihar batter Sakibul Gani created a world-record by becoming the first-ever batter to score a triple century on first-class debut.

Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 23rd over, Gani and Babul Kumar (229*) put together a mammoth 538-run partnership for the fourth wicket. It was Mizoram all-rounder Iqbal Abdulla who dismissed Gani to bring an end to the third-highest fourth-wicket partnership in first-class cricket.

Gani, 22, walked back to the pavilion after scoring 341 (405) at a strike rate of 84.19 including 56 fours and two sixes as his and Kumar’s herculean effort powered Bihar to 686/5 dec. in 159.4 overs.

In what is the 10th highest individual score in Ranji Trophy, it came on the back of Gani becoming the 42nd batter to score the 47th Ranji Trophy triple century.

Highest individual score in Ranji Trophy

443*B. B. NimbalkarMaharashtraSaurashtra1948/49
377Sanjay ManjrekarBombayHyderabad1990/91
366M. V. SridharHyderabadAndhra1993/94
359*Vijay MerchantBombayMaharashtra1943/44
359*Samit GohelGujaratOdisha2016/17
353VVS LaxmanHyderabadKarnataka1999/00
352Cheteshwar PujaraSaurashtraKarnataka2012/13
351*Swapnil GugaleMaharashtraDelhi2016/17
343Puneet BishtMeghalayaSikkim2018/19
341Sakibul GaniBiharMizroram2021/22
340Sunil GavaskarBombayBengal1981/82

Gani surpassed Madhya Pradesh batter Ajay Rohera’s heroics to become the highest run-scorer on Ranji debut. It was in 2018 that Rohera had scored 267* (345) to play a titular role in Madhya Pradesh defeating Hyderabad by an innings and 253 runs in Indore.

While India U-19 World Cup winning captain Yash Dhull had gained limelight after scoring a maiden century on first-class debut on Thursday, other debutants who made the most of an opportunity given to them are Maharashtra’s Pavan Shah (219 vs Assam in Rohtak) and Punjab’s Prabhsimran Singh (123 vs Himachal Pradesh in Delhi).

Also making his debut, Dhull’s U-19 teammate Nishant Sindhu narrowly missed out on a century after scoring 93* (139) with the help of 10 fours and a six against Tripura in Delhi.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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