One sent a strong reminder to the national selectors. The other justified their faith in him.
Together, Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav put up an exhibition of scintillating stroke-play and helped Mumbai to a mammoth victory over Pondicherry in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Jaipur on Thursday. The former champion’s 457/4 is now the highest total in List A cricket in India.
Shaw, dropped from the Indian team after the first Test against Australia a couple of months ago, also broke the record of the highest score by an Indian in List A. His brilliant 227 not out (152b, 31×4, 5×6) bettered Sanju Samson’s 212 not out for Kerala against Goa in the tournament’s last edition.
This is the opener’s second hundred in the competition, after his 105 not out against Delhi four days ago. He was also captaining the side in the absence of Shreyas Iyer.