On Monday, 21st November, Tamil Nadu scripted history as they became the first team in List A history to score 500 plus runs in an innings.
In the ongoing Vijay Hazare trophy match against Arunachal Pradesh, batting first, Tamil Nadu openers Narayan Jagadeesan and Sai Sundar stitched a 416-run stand, which helped Tamil Nadu put 506/2 on the board in 50 overs. With the feat, the team surpassed five major world records.
Firstly, 506 is the highest-ever List A score in the sport’s history. Tamil Nadu surpassed England’s record score of 498/6 against the Netherlands in 2022.
Narayan Jagadeesan scored 277 runs off 141 balls to register the highest individual List A score.
Highest individual List-A score
277 – N Jagadeesan (Tamil Nadu vs Arunachal Pradesh), 2022
268 – Alistair Brown (Surrey vs Glamorgan), 2002
264 – Rohit Sharma (India vs Sri Lanka), 2014
257 – D’Arcy Short (Western Australia vs Queensland), 2018
248 – Shikhar Dhawan (India A vs South Africa A), 2013
Helping Jagadeesan on the other end was Sai Sudharsan. The 21-year-old youngster amassed 154 from 102 balls, and the opening duo shattered the world record for the highest opening stand in List A cricket.
Sudharsan and Jagadeesan stitched a 416-run stand, breaking Chris Gayle, and Marlon Samuels’ 372-run stand, which they stitched against Zimbabwe on 24th February 2015.
Also, for the first time, both openers have scored 150+ runs at the same time in List A cricket. Lastly, Tamil Nadu became the first team to register a 10+ run rate by the end of 50 overs.