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Himachal's Prashant Chopra Scores Most Runs in a First-class Game in 67 yrs

PTI |October 7, 2017, 9:06 AM IST
Himachal's Prashant Chopra Scores Most Runs in a First-class Game in 67 yrs

Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh opener Prashant Chopra scored an astounding 271 not out on the first day of their Ranji Trophy match against Punjab—the second highest individual score in a single day by an Indian batsman in first-class cricket.

In fact Chopra's 271 of 289 balls with 37 boundaries and a six is also the highest individuals runs accumulated in a single day's play by an Indian batsman in 67 years. Bhausaheb Nimbalkar during his epic knock of 443 for Maharashtra in 1948-49 had scored 277 runs in a single day (reaching 301 from overnight score of 24).

Courtesy Chopra, Himachal reached 459 for 2 at stumps on the first day of the match.

Chopra also equaled highest score by an HP batsman held by Rajiv Nayyar (271). Incidentally Rajiv Nayyar's double hundred was the slowest ever in first class cricket by an Indian.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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