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Shaw s innings of 413 included 44 fours and 23 sixes. Image courtesy: Bengal Ranji Team Facebook Page.

Playing for Barisha Sporting Club against Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) at Oxford Mission Ground in a CAB First Division match, Kolkata, Pankaj Shaw smashed an unbeaten 289-ball 413. Shaw s innings, the highest in the history of CAB club cricket, included 44 fours and 23 sixes. Shaw s score is the fifth-highest recorded score at any level of senior cricket in India.

The highest score remains with Dadabhoy Havewala, who had scored 515 for Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railways against St Xavier s College, Bombay, in the Times Shield final of 1933-34. However, no one else has reached 450 in senior cricket in India. The second-highest score was 443* by BB Nimbalkar, which also remains the only First-Class quadruple-century on Indian soil.

As mentioned, Shaw s innings is the fifth-highest in senior cricket in India. Of the 11 men to have scored over 400 in a single innings in senior cricket in India, four have gone on to play Test cricket Nari Contractor, Mohinder Amarnath, Wasim Jaffer, and Dinesh Karthik.

Quadruple-centuries in senior cricket on Indian soil
Score Batsman Team Against Venue Season
515 Dadabhoy Havewala Bombay Baroda and Central India Railways St Xavier’s College, Bombay Bombay 1933-34
443* BB Nimbalkar Maharashtra Kathiawar Poona 1948-49
442* Ravi Deshmukh Baroda University Akola University Indore 1978-79
437 Gurpal Singh Khalsa College, Amritsar Government College, Dharamsala Amritsar 1960-61
413 Pankaj Shaw Barisha Sporting Club Dakshin Kalikata Sansad Kolkata 2016-17
403 Mohinder Amarnath DAV College, Amritsar Baring Union Christian College, Batala Amritsar 1971-72
403* Nandu Patil PD Hinduja Hospital Central Excise Mumbai 2005-06
403* Dinesh Karthik Jolly Rovers Cricket Club Alwarpet Chennai 2006-07
401* Nari Contractor St Xavier’s College, Mumbai National Medical College Bombay 1953-54
401* Ramanpreet Ghuman Navi Mumbai Centre Bhayandar Bombay 2008
400* Wasim Jaffer Anjuman-I-Islam Marwari Vidyalaya Bombay 1992-93

There have been 13 more recorded quadruple-hundreds in India, all at junior level; while some of them have come in school cricket, others have come at various levels of age-level cricket. The record, of course, remains with Pranav Dhanawade, who had famously slammed an unbeaten 1,009 for Shrimati Kantaben Chandulal Gandhi English School against Arya Gurukul Central Board of Secondary Education School at Kalyan earlier this year.

Barring Dhanawade and Havewala, Prithvi Shaw s 546 (in school cricket) remains the only quintuple-hundred in India. It must be mentioned here that Arman Jaffer, nephew of Wasim, is the only one to score two recorded 400s on Indian soil at any level.

Quadruple-centuries in junior cricket on Indian soil
Score Batsman Team Against Venue Season
1009* Pranav Dhanawade Shrimati Kantaben Chandulal Gandhi English School, Kalyan Arya Gurukul Central Board of Secondary Education School, Kalyan Kalyan 2015-16
546 Prithvi Shaw Rizvi Springfield High School, Mumbai St Francis D’Assisi School, Borivali Mumbai 2013-14
498 Arman Jaffer Rizvi Springfield High School Under-14s, Mumbai IES Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya School Under-14s Bombay 2010-11
486* Sankruth Sriram JSS International School Under-16s Hebron School Under-16s Ootacamund 2014-15
473 Arman Jaffer Rizvi Springfield High School, Mumbai Indian Education Society’s VN Sule Guruji English Medium Secondary School, Dadar Matunga 2012-13
461* Alizorain Khan Nagpur Cricket Academy Reshimbagh Gymkhana Nagpur 2010-11
451* Vijay Zol Maharashtra Under-19s Assam Under-19s Nasik 2011-12
439 Sarfaraz Khan Rizvi Springfield High School, Mumbai Indian Education Society, Kandivli Mumbai 2009-10
431* Sudhir Patker Robert Money High School JJPB High School Bombay 1953-54
427* Ramesh Nagdev Hindi Vidya Bhavan Amin High School Bombay 1963-64
422 Sanjeev Jadhav Sacred Heart Boys High School, Santacruz Hindi Vidya Bhavan Bombay 1985-86
419 V Malhotra Punjab Under-17s Himachal Pradesh Under-17s Delhi 1989-90
400* Deepak Chougule Karnataka Under-13s Goa Under-13s Chennai 1996-97

As for the match, it petered out to a draw after Barisha SC batted on. By the time they declared with a 339-run lead, there was no time to bowl out DKS. Barisha got 4 points from the match and DKS 2.

Brief scores:

Dakshin Kalikata Sansad 369 and 96 for 2 drew with Barisha Sporting Club 708 for 8 decl. (Pankaj Shaw 413*).