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Balan Pandit      

Full name Madhavan Balan Pandit

Born June 16, 1926, Koonammavu, Kerala

Died June 5, 2013, Ernakulam, Kerala (aged 86 years 354 days)

Major teams Kathiawar, Kerala, Travancore-Cochin

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 46 82 4 2317 262* 29.70 5 6 35 3
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 46 572 275 5 3/144 55.00 2.88 114.4 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1946/47 - 1969/70
Profile

A wicketkeeper-batsman, Pandit began playing first-class cricket in 1946 and represented Kathiawar, Kerala and Travancore-Cochin. He was a wicketkeeper for Kathiawar in the match against Maharashtra, in December 1948, when Bhausaheb Nimbalkar scored an unbeaten 443 runs, the highest first-class score by an Indian batsman. In a Ranji Trophy match in 1959 against Andhra, his 14th for Kerala, Pandit scored an unbeaten 262, which was the record individual score for Kerala before Sreekumar Nair hit a triple century against Services in 2007. As a wicketkeeper, he completed 35 catches and three stumpings during his first-class career. As an administrator, Pandit was a member of India's junior selection committee and was also the chairman of Kerala's selection committee. He also served as vice-president of Kerala Cricket Association.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Assam v Odisha at Delhi - Feb 28
Odisha won by 9 wickets (with 87 balls remaining)
Group A: Baroda v Punjab at Delhi - Feb 28
Baroda won by 75 runs
Group C: Bengal v Goa at Chennai - Feb 28
Bengal won by 8 wickets (with 85 balls remaining)
Group D: Chhattisgarh v J + K at Kolkata - Feb 28
Chhattisgarh won by 4 runs
Group B: Delhi v Maharashtra at Cuttack - Feb 28
Maharashtra won by 195 runs
Group C: Gujarat v Rajasthan at Chennai - Feb 28
Rajasthan won by 14 runs
Group B: H. Pradesh v Tamil Nadu at Cuttack - Feb 28
Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Group D: Jharkhand v Services at Kalyani - Feb 28
Jharkhand won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Group D: Karnataka v Saurashtra at Kolkata - Feb 28
Karnataka won by 73 runs
Group C: M. Pradesh v Mumbai at Chennai - Feb 28
M. Pradesh won by 80 runs
Group A: Railways v Vidarbha at Delhi - Feb 28
Vidarbha won by 8 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Group B: Tripura v U. Pradesh at Bhubaneswar - Feb 28
Tripura won by 2 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
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