Sam Agarwal breaks Varsity record with triple ton

Oxford University captain Sam Agarwal became the first player to score a triple century in a Varsity Match. The 22-year-old Indian-born batsman made an unbeaten 313, including 41 fours and 3 sixes, as Oxford amassed 550-7 declared on the second day against Cambridge at Fenner’s.

Agarwal, who recently completed his material sciences’ study, slept overnight on 213, but raced passed the previous highest Varsity Match innings of 247, made by Oxford’s Salil Oberoi in 2005.

Cambridge made 119 in reply and appeared destined for a heavy defeat, still 431 runs adrift with two days left to play.

Agarwal, who was born in Utter Pradesh and holds an Indian passport, played his final match finished in style and said: “It is my last year here and I especially wanted to do well, almost like leaving a legacy. It was a really nice feeling to reach 300 and then to bowl them out cheaply was a bonus.

“We have done the hard work and now we must finish it off.”

Oberoi’s double ton, was preceded as the record holder by the Nawab of Pataudi Senior, who was the father of MAK Pataudi. The father-son duo both captained India and played for Oxford University side.

Samridh, fondly known as Sam, is now the only player to have hit a triple century for the Varsity side.

James Buttler

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