Teenager makes Millennium - 1009 not out

A Mumbai teenager has reportedly scored an unbeaten 1009 runs in a school cricket tournament to become the first batsman to score 1000 runs in an innings in any form of cricket.

Pranav Dhanawade, 15, notched the massive score off 323 deliveries in more than six hours at the crease in a tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association, the Times of India has reported.

Dhanawade's team declared at 1465 for three after dismissing their opposition for 31, the Times added.

Dhanawade surpassed the previous highest score by AEJ Collins, a Briton, who scored 628 in a school match in 1899 when he was only 13 years.

Mumbai Cricket Association officials confirmed Dhanawade's score which included 59 sixes and 129 fours.

But they said they had to see if the pitch in suburban Mumbai was in line with regulations.

"His team declared at 1465 runs. It's quite a special feat. Local politicians and officials are making a beeline here to meet him," Piyush Dhakras, one of the organisers said.

Dhanawade, the son of a rickshaw driver, could be selected for the under-16 Mumbai team and will be given financial assistance, senior MCA official PV Shetty said.

"He has got cramps after his mammoth innings," his father told the DNA daily.

"I don't know what to say but I feel proud that my son has achieved this feat."

"I have always been a big-hitter," Dhanawade said.

"When I started I never thought about breaking the record. The focus was never that. I just played my natural game, which is to attack from the word go."


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