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Ajay Rohera creates world record for highest first-class debut score

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

Rookie opener on Saturday etched his name in the record books by slamming the highest first-class score on debut, an unbeaten 267 against in their Elite Group B game here.

21-year-old Rohera's 267 not out is a world record. The record was earlier held by former stalwart Amol Mazumdar, who had hit 260 versus at in 1994.

Mazumdar took to to congratulate the young batsman.

Courtesy Rohera's 345-ball knock, which comprised 21 fours and five sixes, declared their first-innings at a mammoth 562/4 in response to Hyderabad's first innings score of 124.

bowlers then gave Rohera a winning gift by bundling out for 185 in their second essay for an emphatic innings and 253 run victory.

The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman also had another reason to celebrate as he became the highest individual scorer for Madhya Pradesh surpassing J P Yadav's 265.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 17:05 IST