N Jagadeesan aka Narayan Jagadeesan has been released by Chennai Super Kings and they have decided to not go with him in the next IPL 2023, in their squad. But he has decided to make a huge buck in the Mini Auction with a demolishing innings of another level. N Jagadeesan scored 277 runs off 141 balls in a List A 50-Over game against Arunachal Pradesh in ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. He overtook Rohit Sharma’s 264-run record to become Top Scorer for Indian Cricket in List A ODI games.
Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy conducted in Indian Domestic Cricket have List A status and hence, cricketers doing well in these tournaments get International reckoning and their records have great value in International Cricket as well. N Jagdeesan for Tamil Nadu played as opener along side Sai Sudarshan in this game. Both the openers took the Arunchal Pradesh bowlers to the cleaners from the first ball and they have put on 416 runs in 38.3 overs. Sai Sudershan scored 154 runs off 102 balls. N Jagadeesan continued to blast his way.
If he had continued his stay at the wicket till the last over, Tamil Nadu might have scored 550 or even more. N Jagadeesan got out at 277 from 141 balls in the 41.4 overs and Tamil Nadu score scored 448/2 by then. Baba Indrajith (31) and Baba Aparajith (31) took TN score to 506/2. Tamil Nadu has become the first ever team to score 500 in Vijay Hazare trophy matches. Well, on his way to scoring 277 runs, N Jagadeesan broke many records.
N Jagadeesan has become the first player to score five hundreds in consecutive List A games. Kumar Sangakkara, Alviro Petersen and Devdutt Padikkal scored four back to back centuries in a List A season, previously. N Jagadeesan crossed Alistair Brown’s 268 to become the Top Scorer for any List A game. His strike rate 196.45 is a record breaker while his 114 ball 200 innings has equaled time taken by Travis Head to reach his double century.
N Jagadeesan and Travis Head now hold fastest double century record in List A games. Tamil Nadu’s 435-run win margin is also the highest for any side in any List A game. Definitely, he will be a hot pick in IPL Mini Auction even though CSK has let him go. A sensational day for Indian Cricket for sure!
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