Paras Dogra, the experienced campaigner, playing for Pondicherry, came into bat when the score was 1 for 0. Paras Dogra joined the opener M.Viknesh in the first over of the match and unleashed his power packed knock to score 253 off 244 balls with 30 boundaries and 7 sixes.
The eighth double ton of Paras Dogra, playing for Pondicherry, has led him to break the record of double tons in the history of Ranji Trophy to make a unique record, which was shared by Ajay Sharma of Delhi and Paras Dogra till date with 7 double tons each. In 2015-2016 season, he scored two double tons for Himachal Pradesh. Now, with the double ton against Sikkim, but this time for Pondicherry, Paras Dogra is the only player in the history of Ranji Trophy to have scored 8 double tons, which is a unique record.