Rachin Ravindra: ‘Rachin passes Sachin’: Rachin Ravindra sets World Cup records with third century | Cricket news

NEW DELHI: New Zealand’s latest batting sensation, Rachin Ravindra, continued to dazzle in his dream World Cup debut as he scored his third century of the tournament in a crucial match against Pakistan at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. The 23-year-old Rachin showcased his batting prowess by scoring 108 runs off 94 balls, including sixes and 15 fours.
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In this century, Rachin made history by becoming the player with the most World Cup hundreds before the age of 25, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.Tendulkar scored two centuries in World Cup matches before his 25th birthday. Notably, Rachin was named after two Indian cricket stalwarts,Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.

Apart from this achievement, Rachin also equaled Sachin’s record of runs (532 in 1996) in a single edition of the World Cup before the age of 25. Now he has the opportunity to break that record in his next shift.
This outstanding feat marks Rachin as the record holder for the most centuries in a single World Cup ODI by a New Zealand batsman. Six New Zealand players have scored double centuries in World Cup tournaments.
During his innings, Rachin created and broke numerous records. He is now just nine runs short of England’s batting Jonny BairstowHis record of 532 runs in 11 innings during the 2019 World Cup makes him a strong contender to claim the record for most runs in his first edition of the World Cup. So far Rachin has amassed 523 runs in 8 innings.
Rachin’s extraordinary partnership with the New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, was instrumental in creating a solid platform for their team. The pair joined forces to put on a remarkable 180-run stand for the second wicket. Williamson contributed significantly with 95 runs off 79 balls.

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Rachin’s outstanding performances have catapulted him into the limelight and set him on a path to potentially rewrite a few World Cup records and cement his place as one of cricket’s most promising talents on the world stage.

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