Mumbai schoolboy scores world record 1,000 runs

Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade smashed his way to 1,009 not out off 323 balls as he obliterated a 117-year-old record for the highest number of runs scored in one innings.

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    Pranav Dhanawade

    Pranav, the son of an auto-rickshaw driver, made the staggering record against Kalyan’s Arya Gurukul School in the H T Bhandari Cup, an under-16 inter-school tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

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    Pranav Dhanawade

    didn’t have anything in mind when I went in to bat. The runs kept coming and I reached here,” Pranav, who is also a wicketkeeper and idolises Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, told reporters.

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    Pranav Dhanawade

    On Monday, Dhanawade scored unbeaten 652 that helped his team reach 956 runs for the loss of just one wicket at the end of the first day to break the 116-year-old. While Dhanawade was not out on 652, number three batsman Siddhesh Patil was unbeaten on 100. Aakash Singh, the only batsman to have been dismissed, had scored 173 runs.

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    Pranav Dhanawade

    Batting legend and cricket great Sachin Tendulkar also comes from the same Mumbai stable and his epic partnership of 664 runs with fellow Mumbaikar Vinod Kambli still manages to be the talk of the town.

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