Ajay Rohera scored 267 not out on his first class debut setting a new cricket world record for the highest-ever score on debut in first class cricket @ TV grab
Ajay Rohera scored 267 not out on his first class debut setting a new cricket world record for the highest-ever score on debut in first class cricket @ TV grab

Madhya Pradesh s 21-year-old opener Ajay Rohera scored 267 not out on his first-class debut against Hyderabad on day three of round five of Ranji Trophy 2018-19, thus setting a new cricket world record for the highest-ever score on debut in first-class cricket. He eclipsed domestic giant Amol Mazumdar s score for 260 set on February 12, 1994 in the Ranji Trophy pre-quarters against Haryana.

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Rohera, making his senior team debut in Ranji Trophy, after playing two List A games, scored his runs at quick pace maintaining a strike-rate of 77.39 and hit 21 fours and five sixes. He remained unbeaten on 255 on day two and early on day three, went past Mazumdar s record.

Soon after, Madhya Pradesh declared their innings at 562/4 with Rohera on 267 unbeaten and Yash Dubey not out on 139, taking a lead of 438 runs over Hyderabad, who were shot down for 124 in their first innings.

In the CK Nayudu Trophy 2018-18, BCCI s under-23 competition, Rohera has scored 431 runs in five matches at an average of 61.57.

Interestingly, Mayank Raghav of Manipur, outstation player from Delhi, scored 228 on his first-class debut a day earlier.

Most runs on first-class debut:

Player

Runs

Team

Opposition

Place

Year

Ajay Rohera

267*

Madhya Pradesh

Hyderabad

Indore

2018-19

Amol Mazumdar

260

Bombay

Haryana

Faridabad

1993-94

Baheer

256*

Speen Ghar Region

Amo Region

Amanullah

2017-18

Eric Max

240

Transvaal

Griqualand

Johannesberg

1920-21

Sam Loxton

232*

Victoria

Queensland

Melbourne

1946-47

Gundappa Viswanath

230

Mysore

Andhra

Vijaywada

1967-68

Mayank Raghav

228

Manipur

Nagaland

Sovima

2018-19

Tom Marsden

227

Sheffield & Leicester

Nottingham

Sheffield

1826

Hubert Doggart

215*

Cambridge University

Lancashire

Cambridge

1948

Jiwanjot Singh

213

Punjab

Hyderabad

Mohali

2012-13