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KL Rahul becomes first Karnataka batsman to score 300 in Ranji Trophy

KL Rahul becomes first Karnataka batsman to score 300 in Ranji Trophy

Mangalore Today News Network

KL Rahul 336Bengaluru, Jan 30, 2015: Mangalorean lad KL Rahul today scored a triple century for Karnataka against Uttar Pradesh on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match in Bengaluru. It was a new record from Rahul as he became the first Karnataka batsman to hit a triple hundred in first-class cricket. Rahul’s outstanding innings of 336 (448 balls, 47x4, 4x4) is also the 8th highest individual score by an Indian in Ranji Trophy and overall in first-class cricket.

Team India’s talented Test opener resuming at his overnight score of 150, the right-handed batsman reached 300 in the second session of play at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday. Rahul’s marathon innings finally ended in the 165th over when he was caught by Mukul Dagar off Ali Murtaza.

The previous best by a Karnataka batsman was 283 (Barrington Rowland, against Madhya Pradesh at the same venue in 2004/05 season).

The 22-year-old Rahul made his Test debut last month in Australia and scored his maiden Test ton in Sydney earlier this month. Overall, this was Rahul’s 8th first-class century in 31st match.

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