Pranav Dhanawade hits world record by scoring 1009 runs at school level tournament

15-year-old cricketer Pranav Dhanawade created a world record by scoring 1009 runs (not out) in HT Bhandari Cup, an under-16 inter-school tournament held in Mumbai (Maharashtra).

With this, he also has broken a century-old cricketing record becoming the first batsman to score 1000-plus runs in an innings in any form of cricket.

Key facts

  • Pranav Dhanawade achieved this feat in HT Bhandari Cup organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) mainly for suburban schools.
  • He was representing KC Gandhi High School against Arya Gurukul and played for 395 minutes.
  • Runs scored: 1009 (not out) in 323 balls with strike rate of 312.38 comprising of 129 fours and 59 sixes in the entire match.
  • Records Broken: Pranav by scoring unbeaten 652 runs in first day of match has broken a 116-old cricketing record of unbeaten 628 made by AEJ Collins in 1899 for Clark House against North Town House in UK
  • He also surpassed Prithvi Shaw’s marathon 546 runs scored made in Harris Shield Trophy in 2013 which was earlier the highest individual score in any form of cricket in India.
  • His 1009 score also helped his school to score 1465/3 in the innings which broke the past record of 1107 runs of Victoria against New South Wales made in 1926.

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