27 Dec 2010

Indian schoolboy hammers 498 runs

10:08 am on 27 December 2010

A 13-year-old Indian cricketer has smashed 498 runs off 490 balls in a match in Mumbai to claim the national record for the highest score by a schoolboy.

Armaan Jaffer, nephew of former Indian Test opener Wasim Jaffer, achieved the feat in an under-14 match.

His two-day innings beat the previous leading individual score of 461 in Indian school cricket, set recently by Nagpur boy Ali Zorain Khan.

Jaffer cracked 77 fours in his eight-and-a-half-hour innings.

His uncle scored 1944 runs in 31 Tests with five centuries before playing his last match in 2008.