Figures that speak

In its 79-year History, India’s premier domestic tournament has thrown up interesting numbers

944-6 decl by Hyderabad against Andhra at Secunderabad in 1993-94 is the highest innings total

21 by Hyderabad against Rajasthan at Jaipur in the 2010-11 season is the lowest innings total

27 the number of triple tons that have been scored so far

31 centuries by Ajay Sharma is the most by a batsman. He is followed by Wasim Jaffer, who has 29







443* by Bhausaheb Nimbalkar for Maharashtra against Kathiawar at Pune in 1948-49 is the highest individual score

BB Nimbalkar couldn’t better Don Bradman’s then first-class record of 452* as the opposition conceded the game. Getty

 10-20 by left-arm seamer Premangsu Chatterjee for Bengal vs Assam in 1956-57 is the best bowling figures in an innings. Rajasthan’s Pradeep Sunderam also took all 10 but gave away 78 runs. This was against Vidarbha at Jodhpur in ’85-86

1415 runs by VVS Laxman is the most number of runs in a single Ranji season. He hit these in just nine matches in the 1999-00 season

64 wickets by Bishan Singh Bedi is the most by a bowler in a season. His average of 8.53 was astounding and he did it in just eight matches.

Bishan Singh Bedi

8 victims, seven catches and one stumping, by Samarjit Nath for Assam in 2001-02 against Tripura is the most number of dismissals in an innings by a wicketkeeper. Strangely, he played just one game

14 victims, 11 catches and three stumpings, by Ibrahim Khaleel for Hyderabad against Assam in 2011-12 is the most number of dismissals in a match by a wicket-keeper. It is also a world record in a first-class match

123 matches by spinner Rajinder Goel (Haryana, Delhi, Southern Punjab & Patiala) and batsman Amol Muzumdar (Mumbai & Assam) are the most games by a player

Anil Kumble

16-99 by Anil Kumble for Karnataka against Kerala in 1994-95 are the best bowling figures in a match. Rajasthan pacer Pradeep Sunderam also took 16 wickets, but gave away 154 runs against Vidarbha at Jodhpur in 1985-86


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