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15-year-old Prithvi Shaw slams 546 in Mumbai's Harris Shield, breaks school cricket record


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Nov 20, 2013 at 08:02pm IST

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Batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw made heads turn and with it history pages on Wednesday with a knock of 546 in a Harris Shield match between his school Rizvi Springfield and St Francis D'Assisi - the first 500-plus score in school cricket.

Resuming his innings from overnight 257* in just 166 balls, Shaw went onto complete the quintuple century which included 85 boundaries and 5 sixes. St Francis D'Assisi managed just 92 in their first innings.

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According to an earlier Times of India report, Shaw has already played in England for the Gloucestershire second team, which is just below the first-class team.

The previous highest score by an Indian in any cricket was 515 by Dadabhoy Havewala for BB and CI Railway vs St Xavier's College at Bombay during 1933/34 season.

ALSO SEE Shaw ecstatic after playing a record innings

His father told CNN-IBN, "Stats speak about themselves, it is easy to talk but he has performed well. We can only talk to him and make him understand to stay longer at the crease but he has to perform in the middle and he did this. He has a great talent and this is his last season for the school and he is the captain, so he knows his responsibilities. I have never asked him to play for the records."

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