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Dhanawade gets MCA scholarship

By The Assam Tribune

MUMBAI, Jan 6: Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade has secured a monthly scholarship for five years from the Mumbai Cricket Association a day after becoming the first batsman in the world to notch-up a four-figure innings yesterday.

�Hon�ble president Sharad Pawar, on behalf of the Mumbai Cricket Association, has announced a scholarship of Rs 10,000 per month to Pranav Dhanawade for scoring a World Record 1009 runs in a single innings,� said MCA in a media release today.

�The said scholarship will be paid for a period of 5 years commencing from January 2016 to December 2021. The Association will monitor the cricketing and educational activities of Pranav Dhanawade for the said period,� the release added.

The 15-year-old boy from the KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School in Kalyan batted for 395 minutes in the two-day game against Arya Gurukul in the Mumbai Cricket Association conducted Bhandari Cup inter school cricket tournament to remain unbeaten off 323 balls in which he struck a staggering 59 sixes and 129 fours.

The epic knock ended when his school declared at 1465 for 3, which is also a world record. His school went past Victoria�s 1107 against New South Wales made way back in 1926.

Pranav now holds the record for the highest individual score in any form of cricket, bettering AEJ Collins� 628 not out for Clark�s House against North Town in 1899 in the UK.

Dhanawade was unbeaten at 652 at stumps on day one of the two-day game. � PTI

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