Record-breaking Mumbai school cricketer scores 1,000 runs in an innings

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January 5, 2016

Brief Scorecard: KC Gandhi English School 1465 for 3 dec (Dhanawade 1009*, Aakash 173, Patil 137) beat Arya Gurukul 31 (Patil 5-3) and 52 (8-16) by an innings and 1382 runs

15-year-old Mumbai boy scores 1,000 runs.

January 5, 2016

Brief Scorecard: KC Gandhi English School 1465 for 3 dec (Dhanawade 1009*, Aakash 173, Patil 137) beat Arya Gurukul 31 (Patil 5-3) and 52 (8-16) by an innings and 1382 runs

15-year-old Mumbai boy scores 1,000 runs.

MUMBAI – Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old from Mumbai who earlier broke a record by scoring 652 runs in the Bhandari Trophy, crossed the 1,000-run mark in the same innings on Tuesday.

The scoreboard at the Kalyan ground displaying Pranav Dhanawade's record score © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Dhanawade brought up the knock during an under-16 inter-school match at Union Cricket Academy ground in Kalyan. On Monday, he broke the 117-year-old record for the most runs scored in an innings held by AEJ Collins, who smashed an unbeaten 628 in a club match in England in 1899.

Son of an autorickshaw driver, Dhanawade has been playing cricket since he was five under the tutelage of coach Mobin Sheikh. A wicket-keeper batsman, he has dreams of emulating his idol Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

“I have always been a big-hitter,” he said. “When I started I never thought about breaking the record. The focus was never that. I just played my natural game, which is to attack from the word go.”

“After reaching 300, my coach Harish Sharma told me to play on. I did not know of the world record, but we had the Indian record in mind,” said Dhanawade, talking about the 546-run mark set by Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw at Azad Maidan in 2013.

Pranav Dhanawade, a school cricketer in Mumbai, rewrote the record books on January 5, 2016 as he became the first batsman to score 1000 runs in an innings. He scored the run while playing for KC Gandhi School against Arya Gurukul at the H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament. It is a new record in any form of cricket. On January 4, 2016, he broke the record for the highest individual score in any class of cricket when he reached 652 not out. The record was earlier held by Arthur Collins, who had scored 628 not out in a Junior House Match in June 1899 in England. Former West Indian great Brian Lara had scored an unbeaten 501 for Warwickshire against Durham on June 7, 1994.


Courtesy: HT