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Tanmay Agarwal Creates World Record Hits Most Sixes in a First-Class Cricket Innings

The left-handed opening batter Tanmay Agarwal scored 366 runs in just 181 balls with 26 sixes. With 26 sixes, Agarwal recorded the most sixes in a first-class innings.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 30.01.2024
Tanmay Agarwal in Ranji Trophy 2023-24

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Key Takeaways:

  • Tanmay Agarwal of Hyderabad set two world records in first-class cricket within two days.

  • He scored the fastest triple century and recorded the most sixes in a first-class innings.

  • Agarwal's performance included 366 runs, 34 fours, and 26 sixes, aiding Hyderabad's victory.

In two successive days, Hyderabad cricketer Tanmay Agarwal set two world records in first-class cricket. The left-handed opening batter now recorded the most sixes by a batter in a first-class innings.

After recording the fastest triple century in first-class cricket history on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy 2023/24 Plate Group match against Arunachal Pradesh, Hyderabad opener Tanmay Agarwal continued his attacking mode on day two to record the most sixes by a batter in a first-class innings.

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The left-handed opening batter Tanmay Agarwal scored 366 runs in just 181 balls with the help of 34 fours and 26 sixes. In that innings, Agarwal scored 292 runs from boundaries. His batting helped Hyderabad to score 615/4 (decl.) as they won the match by an innings and 187 runs (Arunachal Pradesh 172 & 256).

Tanmay Agarwal broke Colin Munro’s record to set a new first-class world record

Here are some key stats of Tanmay Agarwal’s record on the second day of the Hyderabad vs Arunachal Pradesh Ranji Trophy 2023/24 match. (All the stats updated as of 27 January 2024)

  • With 26 sixes, Agarwal recorded the most sixes in a first-class innings.

Most sixes in a first-class innings

Player (Team)

Most sixes

Opposition

Venue

Year

Tanmay Agarwal

(Hyderabad)

26

Arunachal Pradesh

Hyderabad

2024

Colin Munro

(Auckland)

23

Central Districts

Napier

2015

Shafiqullah Shinwari

(Kabul Region)

22

Boost Region

Asadabad

2018

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

(Burgher Recreation Club)

19

Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club

Colombo (Moors)

2019

Najeeb Tarakai

(Speen Ghar Region)

19

Mis Ainak Region

Asadabad

2019

 

  • With 292 runs from boundaries, Agarwal recorded the second most runs from boundaries in a first-class innings.

Most runs from boundaries in a first-class innings

Player (Team)

Total runs in boundaries

4s/6s

Opposition

Year

Brian Lara (Warwickshire)

308

62/10

Durham

1994

Tanmay Agarwal

(Hyderabad)

292

34/26

Arunachal Pradesh

2024

Peter Perrin

(Essex)

272

68/0

Derbyshire

1904

Hanif Mohammad (Karachi)

256

64/0

Bahawalpur

1959

Archie MacLaren (Lancashire)

254

62/1

Somerset

1895

 

  • By scoring 366 runs, Agarwal recorded the joint fourth-highest individual score in the Ranji Trophy history.

Highest scores in the Ranji Trophy

Player (Team)

Runs scored

Opposition

Venue

Year

B. B. Nimbalkar (Maharashtra)

443*

Saurashtra

Poona

1948

Prithvi Shaw

(Mumbai)

379

Assam

Guwahati

2023

Sanjay Manjrekar (Bombay)

377

Hyderabad

Bombay

1991

M. V. Sridhar

(Hyderabad)

366

Andhra

Secunderabad

1994

Tanmay Agarwal (Hyderabad)

366

Arunachal Pradesh

Hyderabad

2024


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