It was during this innings only that Shastri scored the fastest ever double hundred ever in terms of time - in just 113 minutes and it took him just 123 balls. Also this was just the second time anyone hit six sixes in an over, the first being Gary Sobers in 1968.
The bowler on the receiving end was Tilak Raj. Shastri's slam-bang innings had come a week after his marathon century against England at Calcutta. As far as the match is concerned, it was a drab draw.
In the first innings, Bombay scored 371 runs, with G Parkar making 170. In reply, Baroda made 330 runs. Bombay then took charge and scored a mammoth 457 runs in the third innings. Baroda just hung on, as when the match finished, they were 81/7, chasing a target of 499.
First Published: January 10, 2019, 1:33 PM IST