Century for Abdul Samad off just 68 ball, second fastest in Ranji Trophy History

Jammu and Kashmir’s young batsman Abdul Samad created history by scoring a stormy century on Saturday (February 19) in the Ranji Trophy match being played against Pondicherry. Samad faced 78 balls and scored 103 runs with the help of 19 fours and 2 sixes.

During this, Samad completed his century in just 68 balls. This is the second fastest century in the history of Ranji Trophy.

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Let us inform that the record for the fastest century in the Ranji Trophy is in the name of Rishabh Pant, who completed a century in 48 balls while playing for Delhi in the Ranji match against Jharkhand in the year 2016. Pant played a stormy innings of 135 runs in 67 balls in that match, in which he hit 8 fours and 14 sixes.

Talking about this match, Jammu and Kashmir scored 426 runs in the first innings on the basis of Samad’s century. Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir restricted Pondicherry to 343 runs in the first innings. Paras Dogra (108) scored a brilliant century for Pondicherry.

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It is worth noting that Abdul Samad was one of the three players retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad before the IPL mega auction. The franchise had spent Rs 4 crore to retain him.

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