Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes youngest batsman to score double ton in List-A cricket

Hyderabad: Less than 20 days into his List-A career, 17-year-old left-handed opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal has made his mark. He scored a magnificent double hundred — 203 (154) — against Jharkhand in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

The left-hander had recently made his List-A debut in the ongoing 2019-20 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has now become the youngest batsman to score a double hundred in List-A cricket.

Facing an experienced Jharkhand bowling attack with the likes of Pacer Varun Aaron and spinners Shahbaaz Nadeem and Anukul Roy, Yashasvi scored 200 off just 149 balls with 17 boundaries and 12 sixes. He also broke the record for hitting the most number of sixes in a Vijay Hazare Trophy game (12). Vivek Tiwari eventually caught him off Rahul Shukla for 203(154).

With this, Yashasvi scored his third hundred in five matches of the tournament. He had previously scored centuries against Goa and Kerala in the competition, which, notably, is his debut season for Mumbai in List-A cricket.

The Mumbai batsman also became the third batsman after KV Kaushal and Sanju Samson to score a double hundred in Domestic One day Cricket. Samson had earlier smashed a 212* against Goa.

Yashasvi was also the highest run-getter and the Man of the series at the ACC U-19 Asia Cup in 2018, in which India won. In the past three years, Yashasvi scored 51 centuries and has taken over 300 wickets.

Anurag Mallick

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