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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 1946-1970
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 C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Andhra 137 & 116/6 Assam 312
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai 287 & 304/9d Baroda 184 & 67/2
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Bengal 268 & 187/5 Railways 302
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand 385 Goa 215 & 161/5 (f/o)
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Gujarat 429 Maharashtra 262 & 131/0 (f/o)
Group B: Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 29-31
Haryana won by an innings and 119 runs
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
H. Pradesh 535/5d Tripura 346 & 20/0 (f/o)
Group A: J + K v M. Pradesh at Indore - Jan 29-31
M. Pradesh won by an innings and 97 runs
Group A: Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 29-Feb 1
Karnataka 719/9d & 8/0 U. Pradesh 220
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala 483 Services 318 & 123/6 (f/o)
Group B: Punjab v Odisha at Mohali - Jan 29-31
Odisha won by 6 wickets
Group B: Vidarbha v Delhi at Nagpur - Jan 29-31
Vidarbha won by an innings and 93 runs
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