Bilal Arshad scored 9 sixes and 42 fours on his way to 320 off 175 balls    Getty Images (Representational Image)
Bilal Arshad scored 9 sixes and 42 fours on his way to 320 off 175 balls Getty Images (Representational Image)

Pakistan cricketer Bilal Irshad becomes the first player to score a triple century in the PCB Fazal Mahmood Inter-club Cricket Championship, etching his name in the record books. Irshad scored 320 off just 175 deliveries, which included nine sixes and as many as 42 fours for Shaheed Alam Bux Cricket Club against Al Rehman Cricket Club. Irshad and his teammate Zakir Hussain put on 364 runs for the second wicket and their team eventually finished with 556 runs from their 50 overs. This championship has been organized in 30 districts in Pakistan, the aim of which is to discover fresh talent in the nation. READ: Delhi’s Mohit Ahlawat becomes first batsman to score 300 in T20 cricket

The cub records are not available, but this innings is easily one of the highest scores in a 50-over match. It is said that the highest score in a 50-over contest is 486 by India s S Sankruth in an inter-school tournament in 2016. However, the highest individual List A score happens to be by Ali Brown of Surrey, who scored 268 for Surrey in the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy. However, the highest score by a batsman in One-Day Internationals (ODI) belongs to Rohit Sharma, who scored 264 for India against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 2014.

PCB took to Twitter to congratulate Irshad on his monumental effort:

A report from Crictracker quoted a PCB spokesperson saying, “The top performers in this tournament will be dovetailed into our existing inter-district [currently the only feedstock system], District/Regional [Inter-District Tournament] selection process will be based on performance, emerging cricketers will be motivated to improve their skills and fitness standards.”