Pankaj Shaw scores unbeaten 413 in CAB league

Representing Barisha Sporting, the 28-year-old Pankaj Shaw struck 44 fours and 23 sixes en route to the first 400-plus score in a three-day Cricket Association of Bengal league.

Pankaj Shaw has represented Bengal in his burgeoning first-class career so far.   -  PTI

Bengal middle-order batsman Pankaj Shaw celebrated his Christmas by amassing a record 413 not out in the three-day Cricket Association of Bengal First Division tournament here on Sunday.

Representing Barisha Sporting, the 28-year-old batsman struck 44 fours and 23 sixes en route to the first 400-plus score in a three-day CAB league.

Barisha Sporting was overnight 192 for 2 with the No. 4 batsman on 44. Shaw shared 203 for the sixth wicket with Ajmer Singh (47) and 191 for the eighth wicket with Shreyan Chakraborty (22) as Barisha Sporting piled on a mammoth 708 for 8 declared in 115 overs at the Oxford Mission Douglas ground at Behala.

Put in, Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) was bundled out for 369 in 114.1 overs to concede a first-innings lead to Barisha, who returned with four points. DKS was 96 for 2 after 20 overs at close as it settled for two points.

Shaw, who made his Ranji Trophy debut against Rajasthan last season, has played 12 First-Class, four List A and 12 Twenty20 matches for Bengal.