Ruturaj hits 7 sixes in an over!

Wednesday 30th November 2022 06:29 EST

Maharashtra batter Ruturaj Gaikwad created a world record by hitting seven sixes in an over in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh. He had scored a total of 220 and remained unbeaten against the team total of 330 in the quarterfinals in Ahmedabad on Monday. It swelled his credentials for a comeback into India’s ODI and T20 teams. Pune-based Ruturaj left the India team after the white-ball home series against South Africa. The opener now has four hundreds for Maharashtra spread over both white ball formats within a span of eight innings. The sequence reads: 112, 114, 124* and 220*. Brief scores: Maharashtra 330-5 (Ruturaj 220; Kartik Tyagi 3-66) bt Uttar Pradesh 272 in 47. 4 (Aryan Juyal 159; Hangargekar 5-53).

Narendra Modi Stadium sets world record

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the maximum spectator attendance during the 2022 IPL final, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said. The stadium has a capacity of 110,000 which is nearly 10,000 more than Melbourne Cricket Ground with an official capacity of 100,024. “Extremely delighted & proud to receive the Guinness World Record for the largest attendance at a T20 match when 101,566 people witnessed the epic IPL final at @GCAMotera's magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium on 29 May 2022. A big thanks to our fans for making this possible," Shah tweeted.

Teen spinner Ahmed set to make history for England

Teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed could become England’s youngest men’s Test cricketer after being added to the squad on Wednesday for the three-match tour of Pakistan. Leicestershire’s England under-19 international is 18 and 102 days and if selected would beat Yorkshire’s Brian Close, who represented England at 18 years and 149 days against New Zealand in July 1949.

Unmukt becomes first Indian to play in BPL

Unmukt Chand, the captain of India’s 2012 Under-19 World Cup-winning team and the first Indian to play in the BBL, will begin the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season by taking the field for Chattogram Challengers. Chand will become the first Indian to feature in the Bangladesh Premier League. The franchise was looking to have an Indian player to draw into the fan base in the nation.

Af qualify for 2023 WC

Afghanistan have cemented their place in next year’s ICC ODI World Cup in India after the second ODI against hosts Sri Lanka in Pallekele was abandoned due to rain. Afghanistan received five extra points in the World Cup Super League standings because of the no-result that took their total to 115 points in the current cycle. Afghanistan are sitting safely in seventh place on the current standings, with the top eight sides at the end of the Super League earning automatic spots. Lanka are in 10th place on the standings.

UAE to host Afghanistan's 'home' matches

The UAE will host Afghanistan's 'home' matches over the next five years, the Afghanistan Cricket Board said. Security concerns have kept touring teams away from Afghanistan, who played their 'home' matches in India in recent years. That perception has only deepened since the country's Taliban takeover in August 2021.

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