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Prakhar Chaturvedi

Prakhar Chaturvedi makes history by scoring an unbeaten 404 runs in the Cooch Behar Trophy final.

Prakhar Chaturvedi of Karnataka achieved the impossible in the Cooch Behar Trophy final against Mumbai.

The opening batsman created history by becoming the first player to score 400 runs in the final of the U-19 tournament. Prakhar carried his bat into the innings to remain unbeaten on 404 off 638 balls with 46 fours and 3 sixes as Karnataka posted 890/8 all out.

In doing so, Prakhar broke Yuvraj Singh’s 25-year-old record for the highest score in a U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy final. Yuvraj, who went on to become an Indian cricket legend, smashed Punjab by 358 runs in their match against Bihar in 1999. India’s World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni was part of the Bihar team. The record for the highest score by an individual in the Indian

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U-19 national program is held by Vijay Zol who scored an unbeaten 451 for Maharashtra against Assam in the 2011-12 season.

Karnataka clinched the title with the first points on the fourth day of the conference clash at the KSCA Navule Stadium in Shimoga on Monday. In this fascinating session, Indian captain Rahul Dravid’s son Samit Dravid also made his presence felt by scoring 22 runs off 46 balls while scoring at number five in the match.

Harshil Dharmani also produced a brilliant performance, scoring a magnificent 169 runs in 228 balls, decorated with 19 fours and five sixes. Prakhar partnered with Dharmani for a 290-run stand for the second wicket. Notably, Prakhar and Samarth N forged a 163-run partnership for the ninth wicket before declaring the innings, marking a career milestone.

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May 2024