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MP youngster Rohera breaks Muzumdar's world record!

December 08, 2018 19:38 IST

The 21-year-old Madhya Pradesh opener hit an unbeaten 267 to break the previous record of 260 by former Mumbai stalwart Amol Mazumdar.

Ajay Rohera

IMAGE: Madhya Pradesh opener Ajay Rohera celebrates after scoring a world record 267 not out on his first class debut. Photograph: PTI

Rookie Madhya Pradesh opener Ajay Rohera on Saturday etched his name in the record books by slamming the highest first-class score on debut, an unbeaten 267 against Hyderabad in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group B match in Indore.

21-year-old Rohera's 267 not out is a world record. The record was earlier held by former Mumbai stalwart Amol Mazumdar, who had hit 260 versus Haryana at Faridabad in 1994.


Mazumdar took to Twitter to congratulate the young batsman.

Courtesy Rohera's 345-ball knock, which comprised 21 fours and five sixes, Madhya Pradesh declared their first-innings at a mammoth 562/4 in response to Hyderabad's first innings score of 124.

Madhya Pradesh bowlers then gave Rohera a winning gift by bundling out Hyderabad for 185 in their second essay for an emphatic victory by an innings and 253 runs.

The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman also had another reason to celebrate as he became the highest individual scorer for Madhya Pradesh surpassing J P Yadav's 265.

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