15-year- old Prithvi Shaw smashes record 546 in Har­ris Shield match

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MUM­BAI: The dust is yet to set­tle on the emo­tional farewell of Mum­bai’s ul­ti­mate cricket icon and here comes an­other young boy with such bat­ting prom­ise that re­call­ing Sachin Ten­dulkar’s deeds as a school­boy can’t be avoided.

En­ter Prithvi Shaw, 15. Stand­ing at just over five feet, he stood tall at Azad Maidan on Wed­nes­day, the ground where Mum­bai cricket dreams are built. Play­ing for Rizvi Spring­field (Ban­dra), he struck a mam­moth 546 in a Har­ris Shield match against St. Francis D’As­sisi.

Dis­play­ing as­ton­ish­ing stamina, Prithvi, who started bat­ting on Tues­day, was at the crease for six hours and seven min­utes. His 330-ball knock was laced with 85 fours and five sixes (an as­tound­ing strike rate of 165.45). His team was fi­nally all out for 991.

The in­nings is the third high­est ever, af­ter AEJ Collins’ 628 not out in 1899 and CJ Eady’s 566 at Ho­bart in 1901. It was the high­est score in the 117-year-old tour­na­ment.

“I didn’t know when I was in the 490s be­cause I told my team­mates not to tell me my score,” Prithvi said.

CON­TIN­UED ON P6

SHAKTI YADAV

Prithvi Shaw, who plays for Rizvi Spring­field, drives the ball on Wed­nes­day.

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