Sakibul Gani poses for a photograph after a match. File / Photo via Twitter
The 22-year-old walked out to the crease for Bihar against Mizoram in Kolkata on Friday, the second day of their four-day match in the country's premier red-ball competition. By the time he was out 405 balls later he had plundered 56 fours and two sixes.
The right-hand batsman surpassed fellow Indian Ajay Rohera's record of 267 not out for Madhya Pradesh in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season.
Another Indian Amol Mazumdar stands third with his 260 for Bombay, now Mumbai, in 1994.
Former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim — who comes from Bihar himself — lauded Gani's effort and tweeted: "Scoring a triple ton is always special. It becomes an extraordinary innings when someone gets it on debut."
Batting at number five, Gani put on a marathon stand of 538 with Babul Kumar, who made an unbeaten 229 — giving them a world record for the highest fifth-wicket partnership in first-class cricket. Bihar declared their innings on 686 for five.
The first-class competition — named for Maharaja Ranjitsinhji, an Indian prince who played for England in the 1890s — had a delayed season start on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The IPL, the world's richest cricket tournament, was half finished when it was halted on May 4 after a number of players and team officials caught coronavirus despite being in bio-secure bubbles.
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Taking place under the patronage of Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, the event will be contested by 17 teams with some of the top names in the badminton world including Olympic medallists to lead their respective teams.