Harris Shield: Mumbai boy Prithvi Shaw slams world record 546 runs

Mumbai, Nov 20 (PTI): 15-year-old Mumbai teenager Prithvi Shaw created a national record today, hitting an astonishing 546 playing for Rizvi Springfield against St Francis D'Assisi Borivali in an inter-school match for the prestigious Harris Shield here today.

Touted as one of the bright young prospects emerging out of Mumbai school of batsmanship, the state U-16 captain Prithvi hit 85 boundaries and five sixes in the match played at the Azad Maidan.

In the process, Shaw became the first schoolboy cricketer to hit a 500 plus score in an official inter-school match.

Prithvi eclipsed his senior schoolmate and former India opener Wasim Jaffer's nephew Arman's score of 498, which he scored a few years back.

Having bowled out St Francis for 92, Shaw was unbeaten on 257 off 166 balls yesterday and smashed another 289 runs on the day.

It was Harris Shield, which first brought Sachin Tendulkar into national prominence after his world record partnership of 664 with Vinod Kambli that was broken a few years back.

The previous highest by an Indian in any form of registered competitive cricket is 515 by Dadabhoy Havewala for BB and CI Railway vs St. Xavier's College at Mumbai during 1933-34 season.

This is the third highest score if one goes by all the registered scorecards available worldwide since the inception of competitive cricket. As per available information, AEJ Collins scored 628 not out in a competitive match in England in 1899 and CJ Eady struck 566 in another competitive match in 1901.


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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 21 2013

    Retirement of the Master blaster (Sachin) gives rise to a new budding star cricketer in Prithvi Shaw ?

    Let us wish him a bright cricket career.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Congrats to Prithvi Shaw for his exceptional performance in cricket.Hope he will become right substitute to fill up the vaccum created by Tendulkar's retirement.All the best.Thanq.

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  • Mahatma , Surathkal / Bahrain

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    if he breaks Sachin's record, what award can be given.....any how Virat and Rohith also in track.....can we find out new award????????

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  • Malcom Lewis, Kallianpur/Dubai

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Please understand Mahatma, the cricket is so popular in India and you named few names are all because of a person called Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. What he has done for the cricket no one else have done. Respect he is the reason today so many cricketers are earning. We have so much attachment with the game. What is your contribution, if cant appreciate dont comment. We dont stand close to SRT anywhere.

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    A teenage bud towards it's maturity.Wish him a bright future and success.

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  • DENZIL FERNANDES, Mangalore, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Congrats Prithvi ! Wow ! What a fine timing to score the runs just when another former school prodigy has retired from the game. There is yet another lad from Bombay Arman who has scored big and is already being considered as a future India prospect. Both Prithvi and Arun are going to shine not only for Mumbai but also for India. May God Bless you both and let us have some endless scoring records from you.

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  • Priya, Mumbai,Dubai

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Congrats Prithvi Shaw...Keep it up....God Bless you.

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  • john, kuwait

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Another Junior Sachin is born

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Congrats Prithvi..Even kids from twin districts are also talented.But they don't have good cricket ground to play.When Sachin Tendulkar came to Mangalore for exhibition match(Raghuram Bhat's),he asked Udayavani editor in chief Mr.Manohar Prasad "Why don't you have international ground here in Mangalore,unless you have international ground,boys from your place won't represent India"..What Tendulkar said is 100% true..(During my recent vacation,I met Mr.Manohar Prasad.After knowing that I am a cricket crazy guy,he spoke to me about this)..

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  • Naveen D'souza, Valencia-Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    good luck for your future. god bless you boy.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Jossey Saldanha

    Mumbai guys are all batting MAESTORS.... and Gujjus are all.....

    How come you forgot to complete the sentence. ?

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  • KGShenoy, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Great achievement.God bless you.Another Tendulker born.

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Wonder boy!

    But don't say he has to be awarded - - - -

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  • Anthony Lobo, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 21 2013

    He already earned his award, no-one should worry about him, just wish him good luck so that later India can win some matches.

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Thu, Nov 21 2013

    No problem to wish him,but I have a problem with something that you know what it is....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 20 2013

    Mumbai guys are all batting MAESTROS...

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