Tamil Nadu’s batter Narayan Jagadeesan has set a new world record in List A cricket. Jagadeesan hammered a mammoth 277 against Arunachal Pradesh in Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, which now is the highest individual score in men’s List A cricket.
The record was previously held by Ali Brown, who scored 268 runs, opening the innings for Surrey against Glamorgan in the fourth round of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy in 2002. His side posted 438 runs and were victorious by just nine runs in that match.
Jagadeesan also became the first player to score hundreds in five consecutive innings in men’s List A cricket. Previously, Kumar Sangakkara, Alviro Petersen and Devdutt Padikkal had four centuries in a row. Jagadeesan and B Sai Sudharsan shared 416 runs for the opening wicket and became the first pair to share a 400-run stand for any wicket in men’s List A cricket.
The 26 years old took 114 balls to smash the double century, which is joint highest along with Travis Head. Jagadeesan smacked 25 fours and 15 sixes in his record-breaking knock.
Tamil Nadu team also surpassed England’s record score of 498 and made 506 runs. They also wrapped up Arunachal Pradesh for 71 to book the biggest victory in List A cricket (on run margin).