Rajendran Vijayababu, a 34-year Indian-origin batsman, has compiled a record, by smashing a massive 244 runs from just 102 balls without once being beaten in a Singapore Seasoned Pro30 match. This is the highest individual score in a 30-over cricket league game in Singapore.
Rajendran reached the score of 244 by hitting 44 fours and five sixes to help his side Minnals to compile 380 runs for loss of 2 wickets against Avadh in a Pro30 match at the Bukit Timah Sport Field. Following that, Avadh were limited to just 182 runs for nine wickets in 30 overs. With this, the Indian-origin Singapore batsman has gone past the record of the 34-year old Aslam Parvez's record, who had scored 192 runs playing for Mariners CC versus Meiji Mavericks in another league game on May 29 at the same ground.
The tournament is recognised by the Singapore Cricket Association, part of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Although Singapore became an associate member of the ICC in 1974 and played India at home, its team failed to meet up to the expectations. However, recently the Singaporean cricket team showed signs of improvement. They came third in the ACC Premier League and qualifying for the second stage of the ACC Trophy, adjudged fifth and also qualified for Division Five of the World Cricket League in 2008. In 2012, they met with success by winning the ICC World Cricket League which helped the nation team to qualify for Division Four.