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Indian scores record 313* for Oxford

Mohit Camma
3.62K   //    07 Jul 2013, 19:26 IST
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Samridh Agarwal, an Indian born student, batted his way into the book of records after he smashed a triple century for Oxford University against Cambridge University at the annual Varsity match at Fenner’s ground in Cambridge.

His 313 not out is the first triple century ever scored in the history of Varsity cricket in England. He also captained the side, another Indian- origin student, Salil Oberoi’s score of 247 for Oxford was also an another record broken, reported the BBC

Agarwal, who is aged 22 years hit 41 hours and 3 sixes in his innings of 313* for which he took 312 balls. As a result of such an innings, Oxford won the match by an innings and 186 runs.

“It’s a fantastic feeling,” Agarwal, the final year Material Science graduation student, told “BBC Radio Oxford”. “It doesn’t hit you until you realise what other people say and all their messages and kind words, the good thing is the team is in a good position too,” he added.

“It was quite a sticky pitch and I thought getting in was the hardest part but after that it was quite easy to score. “I just wanted to break the innings down into blocks so 50 then 100 and just carrying on batting, in the past I’ve been a culprit of giving it away too easily once I get to three figures. “The big milestone was never in my sight it was just a case of batting and getting the team in the right position and it just happened that I got 300,” he told the BBC.

Graham Charlesworth, coach of the Oxford team, said it was a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”. “It was a really special day for him and an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience to see someone make 300,”

Source: BBC

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