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Top 5 Highest individual scores in Ranji Trophy history

In this article, check out the top 5 highest individual scores in Ranji Trophy history. The highest individual score in Ranji Trophy history belongs to B.B. Nimbalkar.

Last updated: 04.06.2023
Highest individual scores in Ranji Trophy history

The Ranji Trophy, India's premier domestic first-class cricket tournament, has witnessed some remarkable batting performances throughout its illustrious history. Over the years, several players have etched their names in the record books by scoring massive individual runs in a single innings. Here are the top five highest individual scores in Ranji Trophy history:

1. B.B. Nimbalkar - 443* (1948-49) :

The highest individual score in Ranji Trophy history belongs to B.B. Nimbalkar, who achieved this remarkable feat while representing Maharashtra against Kathiawar in the 1948-49 season. Nimbalkar's unbeaten innings of 443 came off just 583 deliveries and included 52 fours. His monumental knock helped Maharashtra declare at a massive 826/4.

2. Prithivi Shaw: 379 (2022-23) :

Prithivi Shaw scored the second highest individual score in the history of Ranji Trophy in the 2022/23 season. He scored 379 runs off 383 balls against Assam. Shaw gathered 49 fours and four sixes during his innings.

3. Sanjay Manjrekar - 377 (1990-91): 

Sanjay Manjrekar, an accomplished batsman from Mumbai, showcased his immense talent and determination with a colossal innings of 377 against Hyderabad in the 1990-91 season. Batting for almost 10 hours, Manjrekar faced 664 balls and struck 59 fours and 1 six. His monumental effort helped Mumbai amass a mammoth first-innings total of 688/7.

4. MV Sridhar - 366 (1993-94) : 

Maturi Venkat Sridhar was an Indian first-class cricketer. He represented Hyderabad between 1988/89 and 1999/00, making 6701 runs at 48.91 with 21 hundreds. His highest score of 366 was the cornerstone for Hyderabad when they posted the record breaking total of 944/6 (declared) against Andhra in the 1993–94 Ranji Trophy.

5. Vijay Merchant - 353* (1943-44) 

Vijay Merchant's monumental innings of 359 holds a significant place in the history of Indian cricket. It was during the final of the 1943-44 edition of the Ranji Trophy, representing Bombay (now Mumbai), that Merchant achieved this extraordinary feat against Maharashtra. He faced a staggering 470 deliveries, scoring 33 boundaries and forming crucial partnerships along the way. Vijay Merchant's innings of 359 remains etched in the annals of Indian cricket. It exemplified his class, technique, and determination as a batsman, earning him a place among the all-time greats of Indian cricket.

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