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Shaw hits 379 in Ranji Trophy

Shaw hits 379 in Ranji Trophy

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Prithvi Shaw has made the second-highest Ranji Trophy score of all time. On Wednesday, the opener, resuming on an overnight score of 240, began the second day of Mumbai's Group B match against Assam in ominous manner, scoring 139 runs off 99 balls before he was out for 379, reports ESPNcricinfo.

Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, who scored an unbeaten 443 for Maharashtra against Kathiawar back in December 1948, continues to hold the record for the highest Ranji Trophy score and the highest first-class score by an Indian batter.

Shaw dominated all three partnerships he was involved in, scoring 75 out of a first-wicket stand of 123 with Musheer Khan, 42 out of a second-wicket stand of 74 with Armaan Jaffer, and 262 out of the 401 he put on with Mumbai captain Ajinkya Rahane for the third wicket.

The innings ended a run of poor form for Shaw, who had begun the Ranji season with only one fifty in his first seven innings, and potentially brought him back into the reckoning for an India spot.

Shaw, who has played five Tests, six ODIs and one T20I, last played for India in July 2021, during a limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.