Gujarat Cricketer scores 359 runs to break 117 years old first class record

Gujarat Cricketer scores 359 runs to break 117 years old first class record

 
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A new history is created in first class cricket. Gujarat cricketer Samit Gohel scored 359 not out against Odisha in the Ranji trophy surpassing  the 117 years old record  in the first class cricket. Samit who bats for Gujarat started of his innings on Tuesday with the individual overnight score of  261 and then taking that to an unbeaten 359 runs to create history.

Samit  innings, which included 45 fours and one six in 723 balls, took his team to a score of 706 runs. With this feat, Gohel now holds the record of scoring maximum runs in an innings by an opening batsman.

Samit Gohel broke the 117-year –old record that was set by Surrey batsman Bobby Abel who scored 357 runs not out against somerset  at the Oval in 1899. Gohel has also become the fourth triple centurion in the history of first-class cricket to carry his bat through the innings. The last such instance was 81 years ago.

Speaking post match, Samit sahid that he never knew that his innings would create history and that this day will be remembered for the rest of his life. “ I only thought of sticking to the crease and give my best. My coach Vijay has directed me to stick there and play huge innings. Captain Parthiv patel encouraged me and I delivered the game plan” added the 26 year old Samit Gohel.

source:http://www.apherald.com/

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