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Tanmay Agarwal slams fastest triple ton in first-class history

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Last updated on 26 Jan 2024 | 12:28 PM
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Tanmay Agarwal slams fastest triple ton in first-class history

Playing for Hyderabad, the opener got to the landmark of just 147 deliveries against Arunachal Pradesh

Hyderabad’s Tanmay Agarwal, on Friday (January 26), smoked the fastest triple century in the history of first-class cricket. 

The opening batter got to the landmark in just 147 deliveries against Arunachal Pradesh in the Plate group encounter of the 2023-24 Ranji Trophy. 

The 28-year-old broke the record of South Africa’s Marco Marais, who slammed a triple ton off 191 deliveries for Border against Eastern Province in 2017. In addition, Agarwal has scored 21 sixes, the most for any Indian batter in a Ranji Trophy innings, and if he hits three sixes on Saturday (January 27), he will have the most sixes for any batter in a First-Class innings. 

Agarwal is still unbeaten on 323 off 160 deliveries, having already hit 33 fours and 21 maximums at the NexGen Cricket Ground in Hyderabad. That’s not it, his opening partner Rahul Singh also hit 185 off 105 balls and put on 345 runs for the first wicket in 33.1 overs. 

After dismissing Arunachal Pradesh for just 172 on day one of round four of the ongoing Ranji Trophy, Hyderabad ended the day at 529/1 in 48 overs.

Hyderabad already have a lead of 357, but there are three more days to go, and Agarwal can easily go past Brian Lara’s world-record score of 501. 

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