July 13, 2007

Canada

Player smashes 304 in domestic 50-over match

ESPNcricinfo staff

By Eddie Norfolk

Irfan Rabbani scored 304 from a 50-over total of 438 for 5 to help his Appolo team romped to a 227-run win over United XI in Toronto's First Division last weekend. This is the highest individual score in Canadian domestic cricket, overhauling the 280 scored by Canadian international player Don Maxwell when with York University.

Rabbani hit 48 boundaries and six sixes. He took part in stands of 120 for the second wicket, 155 for the third and 118 for the fourth. Naveed Tariq was next highest scorer with 57 runs. Rabbani was eventually bowled by Khayan Raja.

This feat is timely, as the fallen record comes on the eve of the second Canadian Colleges and Universities cricket tournament. This year's event has a 20/20 format and includes ten teams, who will be playing at Maple Leaf CC, King City, Ontario between Monday July 16 and Friday July 20.

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Posted by James park on (February 11, 2009, 1:20 GMT)

I never heard of this guy. I doubt any news paper cover this in canadian media, and because neither cricket authorities really give attentsion to such small feat nor media is interested this innings as per my thinking was good for his team but not really that special that it should be on crickinfo.

Posted by fan of cricket on (September 16, 2008, 14:26 GMT)

congrats!!!this is an amazing acheivement in any cricket!remember,takes only 1 ball to get out! Bermuda also has a prolific left handed batsman by the name of glenn blakeney who scored an amazing score of 303 not out in the bermuda premiere league against the #2 team in the league at that time.This was done at the picturesque ground of what they call the"LORDS" of Bermuda which is no easy feat!Just wonder why Bermuda cricket board have not recorded this feat ? nevertheless,well done to you both!!

Posted by Kumaran on (January 2, 2008, 21:01 GMT)

I saw this match. It was dominating and very controlled innings though I thought this guy will get attention from local cricket authorities which he never got as I expected.

Posted by heusus on (December 30, 2007, 5:10 GMT)

Ohh my Lord

Posted by adnanali on (September 20, 2007, 19:45 GMT)

Good score , hei where is canada in 20 20 world cup? This irfan guy, does he play for canada Team?

Posted by Aisha Jilwar on (August 29, 2007, 19:07 GMT)

Thats good news, hope to see exciting cricket from Canada at International level as well.

Posted by Ali header on (August 20, 2007, 15:08 GMT)

Thats lot of wood man lot of wood. I am sure both sides must have enjoyed this game.By the way which level of cricket match this was in Canadian sector?

Posted by jamal kawasi on (August 15, 2007, 20:20 GMT)

Hmmm sounds good, but did any one in this blog saw this inning?

Posted by Ahmad Khan on (August 9, 2007, 15:42 GMT)

I am not sure how good cricket is in Canada, because most of Canadian Cricket Team players to me look like Actors from South Indian Movies who need to work hard on their fitness, but 304 for sure is not a joke.

Posted by Ashley Jones on (August 7, 2007, 21:14 GMT)

Wow...great score, but seriously was there any fielder in ground....lol

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