May 19, 2014

West Indies cricket

Trinidad schoolboy hits quadruple ton

ESPNcricinfo staff

He shares a name synonymous with West Indies cricket and 14-year-old Kirstan Kallicharan matched a number also indelibly linked to the game when he scored an astonishing 404 in a schools match in Trinidad.

The mammoth innings came for Vishnu Boys Hindu College in the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) play-off quarter-final. It was only a 35-over contest, but that did not stop Kallicharan - who captains Trinidad & Tobago's U-15 side - ripping up the record books with an innings that included 44 fours and 31 sixes.

However, he is no stranger to setting new landmarks - even if this one did go to a greater level. Last year he had set a new mark for the highest score in SSCL cricket, overtaking a record previously held by a certain BC Lara.

Speaking about his quadruple hundred - a feat Lara achieved in the 2004 Test against England in Antigua to set a new world record - Kallicharan said: "At the beginning I was just batting normal, just aiming to make a hundred but when I got to my century I realised I could score more and more and I just continued to bat," he told the Trinidad and Tobago Express

"I am not over-reacting about it. I am just feeling happy I reached there. I am staying focused."

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