Vijay Hazare: Mumbai's Yashasvi Jaiswal youngest batsman to hit double hundred in List A cricket
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been in superb form with the bat this season for India U-19 and Mumbai (Getty Images)
- Yashasvi Jasiwal hit 203 off 154 balls with 12 sixes and 17 boundaries
- Mumbai posted 358 for 3 against Jharkhand after opting to bat first vs Jharkhand
- Yashasvi had added 200 runs for the opening wicket with Aditya Tare in just 34.3 overs
17-year-old Mumbai sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal on Wednesday became the youngest batsman to hit a double hundred in a List A match during the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy Group A fixture at the Just Cricket stadium.
Yashasvi hit 203 off 154 balls with 12 sixes and 17 boundaries as Mumbai posted a mammoth 358 for 3 against Jharkhand after opting to bat first in Bengaluru. Yashasvi is in his debut season in List A cricket and is now the third batsman in Vijay Hazare history to score a double ton.
K.V. Kaushal and Sanju Samson were the others to achieve the feat before Yashasvi.
Yashasvi came into the limelight earlier this year when he scored four half-centuries to star in India's U-19 tri-series in England. He then scored 224 runs and took 8 wickets in the Vizzy One-Day Trophy to be adjudged player of the tournament.
Mumbai got off to a superb start thanks to Yashasvi and Aditya Tare's 200-run opening partnership which they stitched in just 34.3 overs before the wicketkeeper got out for 78.
Siddhesh Lad then joined Yashasvi and the duo added another 105 with the former scoring just 32 runs out of that.
Yashasvi was eventually dismissed by Vivekanand Tiwari off the fourth delivery of the final over of the first innings.
Before this match, Yashasvi had led Mumbai to a 8-wicket win against Kerala at the same venue. After bundling Kerala out for a modest 199, courtesy three wickets each by pacers Dhawal Kulkarni (3/54) and Shardul Thakur (3/40), Mumbai comfortably chased the target with 11.4 overs to spare with Yashasvi scoring 122 off 132 balls.
The chase was a walk in the park for Mumbai as their openers Jaiswal and Aditya Tare (67) put on 195 runs for the first wicket to guide the team to an easy victory. Yashasvi hammered 14 fours and three sixes, while Tare hit five boundaries and a lone six as the duo took the game away from the opposition.