Tamil Nadu batter Narayan Jagadeesan scripted history on Monday as he smashed 277 off just 141 deliveries against Arunachal Pradesh in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. With this mammoth figure, the 26-year-old surpassed the tally of England’s Alistair Brown who had scored 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002 to set the then-record for the highest individual score in List A cricket. He also went past Rohit Sharma’s record of 268 (scored in an ODI) which was the highest individual total by an Indian in the 50-over format.
It was Jagadeesan’s fifth consecutive century in the tournament while also allowed him to set the record for hundreds in men’s List A cricket. He shattered the record of former Sri Lanka skipper Kumara Sangakkara (4 tons in the 2015 World Cup), former South Africa batter Alviro Petersen (4 tons in Momentum One-day Cup 2015-16) and Indian batter Devdutt Padikkal (4 tons in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21).
Jagadeesan missed out on a triple-hundred by just 23 runs as he was caught by Nabam Abo off Chetan Anand’s delivery. However, he received a standing ovation from his teammates while his way back to the dressing room. At the same time, social media too was set ablaze as the netizens began to congratulate the Tamil Nadu star.
Here’re the reactions:
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) November 21, 2022
Super proud of this duo. Sai Sudarshan and @Jagadeesan_200. Absolutely smashing records,jaggi in particular hitting 5 hundreds on the trot. Onwards and upwards! #VijayHazareTrophy2022 #TNCricket— Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav) November 21, 2022
Narayan Jagadeesan over-takes Rohit Sharma and becomes highest individual scorer in list A cricket by an Indian.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 21, 2022
#Jagadeesan (277) misses out on triple hundred. Gets a big ovation from teammates after world record List A score. @sportstarweb #VijayHazareTrophy2022 pic.twitter.com/s8CKYgUXsc— Ashwin Achal (@AshwinAchal) November 21, 2022
5 consecutive hundreds by our #csg boy in the #VijayHazareTrophy2022 . Some insane batting. So happy to see you do this well @Jagadeesan_200 . May this be the beginning of many good things to come.@supergillies— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) November 21, 2022
Highest individual scores in List A cricket:Narayan Jagadeesan - 277(141)AD Brown - 268(160)Rohit Sharma - 264(173)Darcy Short - 257(148)Shikhar Dhawan - 248(150#VijayHazareTrophy2022#NJagadeesan #CSKpic.twitter.com/a0rtIq0aVW
He’s gone past Rohit’s 265 and now holds the record for highest List-A score Well played Jagadeesan #crickettwitter #VijayHazareTrophy https://t.co/e4xdSfBUSz— Dodda Ganesh | ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ (@doddaganesha) November 21, 2022
Jagadeesan smashed a total of 15 sixes during his innings of 277 runs which is now the most by any batter in a Vijay Hazare Trophy innings. Mumbai batter Yashasvi Jaiswal held the previous best of 12 maximums which he hit during his 203 against Jharkhand in the 2019-20 season.
At the same time, the ravishing knocks from Jagadeesan and his opening partner, Sai Sudarshan, helped Tamil Nadu post 506/2 against Arunachal in 50 overs. They became the first side to score 500-plus runs in men’s List A cricket, going ahead of England’s 498/ 4 against the Netherlands.