Who: Pranav Dhanawade of Mumbai
What: Became first ever to score 1000 runs in a cricket innings
When: 5 January 2016
15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade of Mumbai on 5 January 2016 became first cricketer ever to score 1000 runs in an innings. With this he became the world’s highest individual scorer in all forms of cricket.
Pranav, batting for KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School for over two-days, scored unbeaten 1009 runs in a match against Arya Gurukul in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament. The event was organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
The epic knock ended when his school declared at 1465/3, which is also a world record. His school went past Victoria’s 1107 against New South Wales made in 1926.
About Pranav Dhanawade’s innings
• Pranav scored an unbeaten 1009 in 323 balls with strike rate of 312.38 which comprised of 129 fours and 59 sixes.
• At the international level, he broke the 116-old cricketing record of628 (not out) made by AEJ Collins in 1899 for Clark House against North Town House of the UK.
• At the national level, he surpassed Prithvi Shaw’s 546 runs scored made against St Francis D’Assissi in the Harris Shiled game in 2013.
• Before Pranav’s innings, it had been the highest individual score in any form of cricket in the country.