A have a look at the ten highest scores on first-class debut

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The fifth spherical of the continuing Ranji Trophy noticed Madhya Pradesh’s Ajay Rohera obtain a outstanding feat on the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.

His unbeaten 267 towards Hyderabad entered the report books as the best particular person rating on first-class debut.

The 21-year-old surpassed the earlier report held by Amol Muzumdar, who had scored 260 for Bombay in 1993-94.

General, it was the 19th time a batsman hit a double hundred on first-class debut.

On that word, here’s a have a look at the ten highest particular person scores on debut in first-class cricket historical past.

267* by Ajay Rohera (Madhya Pradesh) v Hyderabad, Indore, 2018-19
After left-arm pacer Avesh Khan (7/24) condemned Hyderabad to a measly 124, right-handed opener Ajay Rohera took cost in his maiden first-class innings, and proceeded to notch the best rating by a debutant, breaking a 25-year-old report within the course of.

Rohera’s unbeaten 267, which took 345 balls and featured 21 fours and 5 sixes, powered Madhya Pradesh to an imposing four/562. Hyderabad mustered 185 of their second innings, with Avesh accumulating one other 5/30.

260 by Amol Muzumdar (Bombay) v Haryana, Faridabad, 1993-94
Thought-about one of the prolific Indian batsmen who by no means received a Check cap, Amol Muzumdar burst on to the first-class scene with 260 on debut for Bombay (as Mumbai was then recognized) towards Haryana in a Ranji Trophy pre-quarter-final.

After profitable the toss, Bombay misplaced openers Zubin Bharucha and Sunil Extra with 47 on the board, at which level Muzumdar, aged 19, got here out to affix Jatin Paranjpe within the center.

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Muzumdar placed on 150 with Paranjpe (117) for the third wicket, and one other 229 along with his captain Ravi Shastri (118) for the fourth wicket, earlier than occurring to enhance upon the 73-year-old report for the best rating on first-class debut, which was within the identify of Transvaal’s Eric Marx.

Mazumdar batted for 639 minutes and confronted 516 balls over the course of his 260, hitting 31 fours on the best way.

Responding to Bombay’s mammoth 718, Haryana might solely handle 291 and 225.

256* by Bahir Shah (Speen Ghar Area) v Amo Area, Ghazi Amanullah City, 2017-18
One of many highlights of the primary yr of first-class cricket in Afghanistan was the batting of 18-year-old Bahir Shah.

Bahir marked his debut with an unbeaten 256 from quantity three for Speen Ghar Area towards Amo Area on the Ghazi Amanullah Stadium, sharing in a fourth-wicket stand of 291 with captain Shawkat Zaman (169).

He missed out on the report by simply 5 runs, because the innings was declared at 5/635.

Amo Area have been dismissed for 284 and 305 thereafter.

240 by Eric Marx (Transvaal) v Griqualand West, Johannesburg, 1920-21
The second match of the 1920-21 Currie Cup witnessed an innings from Eric Marx that bettered a 94-year-old report for the best rating on first-class debut. Marx’s report itself would stand for 73 years.

Opening for Transvaal towards Griqualand West on the Outdated Wanderers, the left-handed Marx struck 240, that includes 39 fours and a six, to allow a declaration at 9/457.

A deflated Griqualand West have been bowled out for 141 and 221 in reply, shedding by an innings and 95 runs.

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232* by Sam Loxton (Victoria) v Queensland, Melbourne, 1946-47
Sam Loxton, who would play 12 Checks for Australia from 1947-48 to 1950-51, celebrated his first-class debut with an unbeaten 232 from quantity 5 that propelled Victoria to 543 towards Queensland.

The cornerstone was Loxton’s sixth-wicket stand of 288 with Doug Ring (145), which helped Victoria recuperate from 5/189.

Victoria’s bowlers did the remainder, bundling Queensland out twice, for 153 and 258.

230 by Gundappa Viswanath (Mysore) v Andhra, Vijayawada, 1967-68
Gundappa Viswanath, who was one in every of India’s most dependable batsmen within the 1970s, turned the primary Indian to attain a double hundred on first-class debut when he struck 230 for Mysore towards Andhra.

Andhra have been bowled out for 181 in reply to Mysore’s 460, however racked up 360 whereas following on, thus drawing the match.

For good measure, Viswanath scored 100 on Check debut as properly – 137 towards Australia at Kanpur in 1969-70.

228 by Mayank Raghav (Manipur) v Nagaland, Dimapur, 2018-19
Across the identical time that Rohera was constructing his record-breaking knock, Manipur’s Mayank Raghav scored a debut ton of his personal, in a Plate Group fixture on the Nagaland Cricket Stadium.

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Raghav got here in at 1/zero after Nagaland have been skittled out for 126, and stayed on the crease for practically 92 overs earlier than being the final man out at 336 for an attacking 228 from 269 balls, studded with 25 fours and ten sixes.

Manipur finally received by seven wickets, chasing 127 for victory.

227 by Tom Marsden (Sheffield and Leicester) v Nottingham, Sheffield, 1826
As per accessible information, the primary double hundred on first-class debut was scored again in 1826. The batsman to have achieved this distinction was the left-handed Tom Marsden of Sheffield and Leicester.

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Marsden got here in at three/41 and ended up with 227 out of a complete of 379, giving his crew a sturdy lead of 278.

This innings was a part of a fantastic all-round show from him – both aspect of it, he took four/51 and four/25 along with his underarm bowling as Nottingham have been shot out for 101 and 75.

215* by Hubert Doggart (Cambridge College) v Lancashire, Cambridge, 1948
Batting at quantity three, Hubert Doggart rescued Cambridge College from the worrying place of four/65 towards Lancashire on this three-day College Match on the FP Fenner’s Floor.

He placed on 116 for the fifth wicket with Doug Insole (66) and 94 for the sixth wicket with Bruno Elgood, carrying the whole to 386.

For the reason that first day was washed out, the match led to a draw.

Doggart performed two Checks for England, at house towards the West Indies in 1950.

213 by Jiwanjot Singh (Punjab) v Hyderabad, Mohali, 2012-13
One other occasion of a debutant scoring a double hundred within the Ranji Trophy occurred within the 2012-13 version, when Punjab’s promising opener Jiwanjot Singh flayed Hyderabad’s bowlers en path to 213 in a Group A match at Mohali.

Jiwanjot shared in a stand of 288 with fellow opener Karan Goel (129), and was instrumental in Punjab reaching 565/6 in response to Hyderabad’s 258.

Hyderabad did not make amends within the second try, and misplaced by an innings and 68 runs.


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