This 15-year-old Mumbai cricketer becomes the first batsman to score 1000-plus runs in an innings in any form of cricket

Pranav Dhanawade of KC Gandhi School has scored 1009* in 323 balls against Arya Gurukul School, a feat never before done in any form of cricket’s illustrious history. His team declared their innings on 1465, another world record. The opposition team had been dismissed for 31 yesterday.

Pranav's knock consisted of 59 sixes and 129 fours, played at a strike rate of 312.38.

As the world woke up to a lazy winter Tuesday, Pranav Dhanawade resumed batting from his already world record score of 652*, aiming to reach the unprecedented 4-figure mark, never before reached in any form of recognized cricket.

Pranav's epic knock, which lasted 395 minutes, included a staggering 59 sixes and 129 fours. His team soon declared the innings at 1465, which is also a world record, with Pranav remaining at unbeaten 1009. His school went past Victoria's 1107 against New South Wales made way back in 1926.

 The 15-year-old student of KC Gandhi High School, Kalyan has broken a 116-old cricketing record after amassing unbeaten 652 on Monday thus taking over the mantle of 'highest individual score' (including minor cricket) from AEJ Collins. Collins had held the record since 1899 when he struck an unbeaten 628 for Clark House against North Town House in UK.

In the course of his multiple record-breaking feat, Pranav also surpassed Prithvi Shaw's marathon 546 scored two years ago in a Harris Shield tie, an innings that had previously been the highest individual score in any form of cricket in India.

As the day wore on and news filtered in that this record holder, who was batting in the ‘nervous 900s’, bought his cricket gear with the money his father managed to earn by working extra hours driving his auto rickshaw in Kalyan, the Maharashtra government announced their decision to bear all coaching and education expenditures of the 15-year-old.

The superhuman knock, the like of which has not been witnessed in any stadium in any part of the world till date, will belong in the annals of cricket as being played in the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association.

Carrying on from his blitzkrieg, Pranav gave the bowlers no respite on Tuesday, reaching 921* at lunch.

He had earlier beat the score of 628 not out by AEJ Collins in a school match at Clifton College in 1899 as the highest recorded individual score in organised cricket anywhere in the world. Ironically, Collins had never played any first class cricket, and had been killed in the first World War.

Dhanawade became the fourth Indian to score 500 or more tuns in a single innings after DR Havewalla (515 for Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railways against St Xavier’s in 1953), Chaman Lal (502 not out for Mahendra College, Patiala against Government College, Rupar in 1956-57) and Prithvi Shaw (546 for Rizvi Springfield against Francis D’Assisi in a Harris Shield game in 2013-14).

Pranav had said before resuming his knock on Tuesday, “I did not know of the world record, but we had the Indian record [Shaw's 546] in mind."


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