HP opener Prashant Chopra scored a brilliant 271* on the first day of their Ranji Trophy match against Punjab - the second highest individual score in a single day by an Indian batsman in first-class cricket. Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, who had scored 277 runs in a single day, tops the record list.
Chopra started the onslaught from the word go and dominated Punjab, who were without the experienced duo of Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh. Priyanshu Khanduri’s early wicket didn’t
Punjab’s formidable pace attack comprises Sandeep Sharma, Manpreet Goni and Barinder
This, however, wasn’t the first time Chopra scored a double ton in the tournament. He had hit 237 at a fiery strike rate of 98.34 against Haryana last year.
The record of highest scores on a day still holds by Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, who during his epic marathon knock of 443 for Maharashtra in 1948-49, had scored 277 runs in a single day, reaching 301 from