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One of Cricket’s greatest mismatches – 761/4 against 7!

Mumbai school cricket churned out a spectacular scorecard from the maidans on 20th November. Swami Vivekanand school Borivali raised a mammoth total of 761/4 while batting first in a school game and then skittled their opponent Children’s Welfare, Andheri for just seven runs. This match is a part of the prestigious Harris Shield Tournament. It was played at the New Era Cricket Club ground, Azad Maidan.

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Batting first, Borivali team’s number three batsman Meet Mayekar struck an astounding 338 off just 134 balls, which included with 56 fours and 7 sixes. Opener Krishna Parte was the second-highest scorer with 95. With 156 runs added to the team score as a penalty, Swami Vivekanand School raised 761/4 in just 39 overs.

Still, the real surprise was in store in the second innings. Chasing this monumental total, Children’s Welfare, Andheri batsmen failed to score even a single run. All seven runs that they ended up with came via extras (six wides and a bye). Alok Pal took 6 wickets while conceding three runs in his three overs while his partner Varad Vaze took 2/3 in his three overs. They ended up losing by a whopping margin of 754 runs.

The Harris Shield tournament has witnessed such lop-sided encounters in recent years. In January 2016, Pranav Dhanawade slammed 1009 runs in a school game registering a world record. He received a scholarship from Mumbai cricket for that knock which he later returned.

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