Prithvi Shaw became the individual top scorer of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 50 plus national championships on Thursday as he smashed unbeaten 227 on just 152 balls to help Mumbai register a massive 457/4 against Puducherry in their elite Group D match.
Shaw, 21, who took part in five tests and five ODIs, broke the previous record for the highest individual score held by Sanju Samson (212 steps against Goa in 2019).
This was the first blank list – A double cent for Shaw, which he got in 142 balls. Shaw hammered 32 fours and five sixes during his assault. He also became the eighth Indian to score a double hundred A list.
It was the fourth double cent in the history of the Vizay Hazare Trophy.
It was also Prithvi’s second century of the tournament after his unbeaten 105 in the lung opening against Delhi.
For the record, the highest List-A score is 268 by Ali Brown.
Puducherry’s decision to bat Mumbai backfired as Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav (133 of 58 balls) played with their bowling attack at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
Little right-hander Shaw tore up an apathetic attack from Puducherry, including 36-year-old former Indian player Pankaj Singh (2/79) and his rhythm colleagues Santha Moorthy (0/92) and Sagar Trivedi (1/99) as well as Sagar Udeshi (0/81) on the left arm of 34 years.
Shaw and Yashasvi Jaiswal (10) added 58 points for the opening wicket to lay the groundwork. After Jaiswal was fired, Shaw found a competent partner in Aditya Tare (56.7 × 4) as the duo sewed a 153 point stand for the second wicket. Tare played Shaw’s perfect second violin.
Suryakumar, who arrived at No.4, was in his elements, hitting 22 fours and four sixes. He ad Shaw added 201 races for the third wicket stand and helped Mumbai surpass the 400 point mark.
Short scores: Mumbai 457/4 in 50 overs (Prithvi Shaw 227 not released, Suryakumar Yadav 133; Pankaj Singh 2/79, S Suresh Kumar 1/22) against Puducherry.