Panchal's 314*: fourth triple-century of the season
Stats highlights from the eighth round of the Ranji Trophy, with landmarks for Shadab Jakati and Devendra Bundela too
1 Priyank Panchal became the first batsman to score a triple-century for Gujarat in first-class matches. He made an unbeaten 314 against Punjab to go past Mukund Parmar's 283, in 1995-96, which was the previous highest. Panchal's knock is the fourth triple-century of this Ranji Trophy season. Only in 2012-13 there were more triple-hundreds - five.
895 Previous highest aggregate by a batsman for Gujarat in a Ranji Trophy season - by Parthiv Patel in 2012-13. Panchal went past that tally with Gujarat having two more games in their league phase. He is now the highest run-getter in this season with 924 runs, moving past Rishabh Pant's 903. Panchal has made 602 of those runs in his last two matches and has been dismissed only once. In his last match, he made 232 and 56 not out against Mumbai and followed it with 314 not out against Punjab. Panchal averages 115.50 in this season.
2006-07 The last time Odisha completed an innings win before defeating Maharashtra by an innings and 118 runs in Waynad. They had defeated Tripura by an innings and 62 runs in 2006-07. This is the first time Odisha won against Maharashtra in eight games.
201 Runs scored by Maharashtra in their two innings against Odisha - 94 and 107. This is their lowest match aggregate in the last ten seasons when they were dismissed twice. They managed to face only 62.4 overs in the match, also their lowest in last ten seasons. They lost all 20 wickets on the same day - the second day of the match.
8/53 Shadab Jakati's figures against Andhra in this round - his career-best, surpassing the 6 for 42 against Services in 2003-04. He took 11 for 123 in this match, which is now his best match haul. With 39 wickets, he is currently the second highest wicket-taker this season behind Anupam Sanklecha who has 40.
5 Number of five-wicket hauls for Ashok Dinda in this season - the most by him in a Ranji season. He had taken four five-wicket hauls in 2011-12. He has the joint most five-fors in this season along with Sanklecha.
3 Number of times Suresh Raina has got out in 90s in his last five first-class innings. He was dismissed for 91 in both innings against Railways. He had got out for 90 in a Duleep Trophy game in August. There have been three batsmen who have got out in the 90s in both innings of a first-class match in this year. Incidentally, all three batsmen have been dismissed in India. Before Raina, Karun Nair made 94 and 92 in the Irani Cup and Suryakumar Yadav made 99 and 90 against Uttar Pradesh earlier in this Ranji season. Two players got out for 99 in the eighth round of this Ranji Trophy - Kerala's Mohammed Azharuddeen and Services' Rahul Singh.
271 Partnership between Sudip Chatterjee and Manoj Tiwary against Mumbai, which is the highest for Bengal in this season. This is their first stand of 150 or more for Bengal and the fourth-highest for any team in this season.
137 Appearances for Devendra Bundela in Ranji Trophy - the most by any player. He went past Amol Muzumdar's tally of 136 matches. Mithun Manhas is third on the list with 135 Ranji appearances.
0 Number of teams that have been winless in this season. Four teams were without a win before this round - Saurashtra, Kerala, Services and Uttar Pradesh. Incidentally, all four teams secured a win in the eighth round. There were five teams without a win in the previous season.
Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath