In a Ranji encounter between Madhya Pradesh and Hyderabad, the 21-year-old MP opener, Ajay Rohera scored an unbeaten 267. With the knock that included 21 fours and five six, Rohera set a new record for the highest ever score in a first-class debut.
The MP lad bettered the 25-year-old record set by Amol Mazumdar. Playing for Bombay against Haryana, Mazumdar had scored 260 in his first ever first-class match.
In the match where Ajay Rohera caused havoc, Madhya Pradesh declared at the score of 562/4. Hyderabad are currently trailing by 438 as they were all out for 124 in the first innings.
Interestingly, Mayank Raghav, another debutant in another game had scored 228 a day earlier. Raghav scored 228 against Nagaland while playing for Manipur.