Rajkot, Nov 14: England's debutant Haseeb Hameed yesterday (November 13) broke a 110-year-old record, against India, on the 5th and final day of the 1st Test which ended in a draw.
On Sunday, right-handed batsman Hameed scored 82 runs in the second innings as England declared at 260/3 to set a 310-run target for India. The hosts, led by captain Virat Kohli's batting, drew the game, reaching 172/6 in 52.3 overs. (Series schedule)
The 19-year-old Hameed has now made the highest score by a England teenager in Tests. The previous best was 74 by Jack Crawford, against South Africa, in 1906. This statistic was tweeted by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
".@HaseebHameed97 yesterday made the highest score by a teenager in Tests for England, breaking a 110 year old record! #howzstat #IndvEng," ICC wrote on its official Twitter page today.
India-origin batsman Hameed impressed with his batting and is seen as a long-term prospect for England in the five-day format.
He was handed Test debut in Rajkot after having playing 21 first-class matches with 1,568 runs at an average of 49. He has 4 hundreds and 10 half centuries.