Alur (Karnataka): Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal on Wednesday scripted history as he became the youngest batsman in the world to score a double century in List A cricket.
At 17 years and 292 days, Yashasvi scored 203 runs during the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group A match between Mumbai and Jharkhand. His 154-ball inning, which was studded with 17 fours and 12 sixes, helped Mumbai post 358/3 at the KSCA Cricket Ground.
This was his third century in the ongoing tournament. He has so far amassed 585 runs in five matches and is also the leading run-scorer of Vijay Hazare Trophy, taking over from Tamil Nadu's Baba Aparajith.
With this feat, Yashasvi has also become the seventh Indian cricketer to score a double century in List A cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma (thrice), Shikhar Dhawan, KV Kaushal and Sanju Samson are the other Indian cricketers who have scored double hundreds in List A cricket.
Sanju last week scored a double hundred in the ongoing tournament when he played a scintillating 212-run knock for Kerala against Goa on October 12.
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