17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal creates world record with a double century in Vijay Hazare Trophy match
Bengaluru, Oct 16: 17-year-old Mumbai batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal on Wednesday (October 16) raced his way into the record books as he became the youngest player to score a List-A double century.
The Mumbai teenager scored 203 off 154 balls, which was laced with 12 sixes and 17 fours, on Wednesday (October 16) against a Jharkhand attack that included out-of-favour India pacer Varun Aaron and Shahbaz Nadeem.
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The opener's scintillating innings helped Mumbai set a mammoth target of 359 for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group A match at Alur, Bengaluru.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, who at 17 yrs, made a List A double century today for Mumbai, had hit an unbeaten 319 and then in same match claimed 13/99 for Anjuman Islam High School (Fort) against Raja Shivaji Vidyamandir (Dadar) in a Giles Shield schools match in Jan 2014, then aged 12 yrs— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 16, 2019
Jaiswal, who is playing his debut Vijay Hazare season, has been in fine form in the tournament, scoring 113 and 122 against Kerala and Goa respectively.
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The left-handed opener made it the ninth instance of an Indian scoring a List A double-ton. He has amassed 585 runs already in just 5 games and surpassed Tamil Nadu's Baba Aparajith to become the leading run-scorer in the tournament.
Yashasvi Jaiswal just hit a spectacular double hundred for Mumbai against a Jharkhand attack that included Varun Aaron, Shahbaz Nadeem and Anukul Roy, his third hundred in five Vijay Hazare matches.— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 16, 2019
Seriously one to watch! pic.twitter.com/2SsWuKmLNb
Jaiswal's feat comes less than a week after Kerala batsman Sanju Samson scored 212 not out - his first List A century against Goa, making it the highest individual score in the competition. The talented right-handed batsman's 212* was the highest individual score in a domestic game in India. It was the fourth-highest List A score for India after Rohit Sharma's 264, Shikhar Dhawan's 248, Virender Sehwag's 219.