Andhra Batsman Triple Century in Ranji Trophy
Ongole, February 7. Andhra batsman Kona Srikar Bharat become the first batsman to score a triple century in the Ranji Trophy Championship.
Bharat scored 308 runs against Goa on the second day of the 4 day Ranji Trophy match at CSR Sarma College grounds, Ongole.
His knock of 308 runs contained (6x6, 38x4) in 311 balls with strike rate of 99.04, a record strike rate for scoring a triple century.
The wicket keeper and stylish right hand opening batsman hailing from vishakapatnam born on 3rd October 1993 started his cricketing career during 2006-2007 from U-13 age group tournament representing Andhra, continued playing for all the age groups of BCCI tournaments before he made his debut in Rangji Trophy against Kerala during 2012-13 season. He represented South Zone in Prof D.B. Deodhar Trophy during 2013-14 season.
This triple century is the second of the centuries in his career as well as this season, the first is being an unbeaten 130 against Hyderabad.
The president of ACA Sri D.V.S.S Somayajulu, secretary of the ACA Dr. G. Gangaraju and the members of the ACA congratulate his yound opening batsman and wished him bright and prosperous cricketing future.
News Posted: 7 February, 2015