Indian schoolboy smashes record with innings of 498

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – A 13-year-old has smashed the  record for the highest individual score by an Indian schoolboy  with a marathon innings of 498.   Armaan Jaffer, nephew of former India test opener Wasim  Jaffer, racked up the runs playing for Rizvi Springfield High  School against IES Raje Shivaji Vidyalaya in a three-day match  in the under-14 Giles Shield tournament.       The right-hander struck 77 boundaries to surpass the  previous best of 461 set by 15-year-old Ali Zorain Khan earlier  this year.

Armaan Jaffer

“I am happy I got the record, but I am also upset that I  missed the 500 by just two runs,” Armaan told The Telegraph  newspaper after his two-day knock.       “My coach (Raju Pathak) told me to bat on as long as I  wanted and not worry about the declaration. Both my dad and  uncle always tell me to keep the ball down on the ground.”       The highest individual score in a first-class match was West  Indian Brian Lara’s 501 not out playing for English county  Warwickshire against Durham in 1994.

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