Who is Pranav Dhanawade?
Pranav is a 15-year-old school cricketer who plays for KC Gandhi English High School, Kalyan, near Mumbai. He is the son of an auto-rickshaw driver.
What did he do?
Pranav scored 1009 runs not out against Arya Gurukul, Kalyan, in a school match during the U-16 HT Bhandari Trophy Inter-School Cricket Tournament. This is the highest individual score at any competitive level of the game. Only one other person has scored a sextuple century—Arthur Collins. We will discuss his record below. (Here's the scorecard from the match.)
What happened in this match?
On Day 1 of this game, Arya Gurukul were bowled out for just 31 in 20 overs. In response, Gandhi English High raced to 956-1 by the end of the day. Pranav, with 78 fours and 30 sixes, had moved to a world record 652 not out. His team-mates Akash Singh (173) and Siddhesh Patil (100) also cashed in.
What happened on Day 2?
Pranav continued batting at an astonishing pace, becoming the first cricketer ever to score a