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The eight Indians who have made a List A double century

Indians with a List A double century
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Prithvi Shaw’s record-breaking 227* in the Vijay Hazare Trophy made him one of eight Indians to make a List A double century.

Here we list down every player to do so for India.

Sachin Tendulkar

200* vs South Africa, Gwalior, 2010

The first double ton in men’s ODI cricket came from the Master Blaster himself, as he put the South African attack under siege in Gwalior. The landmark came up in the final over of the Indian innings, taking 147 balls and including 25 fours and three maximums. He also became the first among Indians to make a List A double century.

Virender Sehwag

219 v West Indies, Indore, 2011

A year after Tendulkar had made his record-breaking double century, Virender Sehwag scripted history in Indore, making the then-highest ODI hundred – a belligerent 219 against a hapless Windies attack. With 25 fours and seven sixes, Sehwag’s knock came off just 149 balls and was the second men’s double hundred in ODIs.

Shikhar Dhawan

248 v South Africa A, Pretoria, 2013

Shikhar Dhawan began his Test career with a bang in 2013, but perhaps his best knock in the year came for India A in Pretoria against South Africa in the sixth match of a tri-series. Batting first, India A made 433, 248 of those coming from Dhawan alone. Consuming just 150 balls, the knock included 30 fours and seven sixes and was the second-highest List A score at the time behind Ali Brown’s 268 for Surrey. For Indians, Dhawan’s knock remains the second-highest List A double century.

Rohit Sharma

209 v Australia, Bengaluru, 2013

264 v Sri Lanka, Kolkata, 2014

208* v Sri Lanka, Mohali, 2017

In 2013, Rohit Sharma became the third Indian to script an ODI double hundred as he sliced into the Australian bowling attack in Bengaluru. Nearly batting through India’s innings – he was dismissed in the final over – Rohit made 209 off 158 balls, smacking 12 fours and 16 sixes.

Almost exactly a year after his first double century, Rohit became the first batsman in ODIs to hit more than one double ton as he made a record-breaking 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, still the highest ODI individual score and four shy of the List A record.

Three years later, he was at it again, yet again Sri Lanka bearing the brunt of his red hot form, as he smashed 208* in Mohali.

Karn Veer Kaushal

202 v Sikkim, Nadiad, 2018

In a lopsided game in Nadiad in 2018, Uttarakhand opener Karn Kaushal slammed a brilliant double hundred, stitching together a 296-run opening stand with Vineet Saxena as his team racked up 366 batting first. It was the first-ever double century in Vijay Hazare Trophy history.

Sanju Samson

212* v Goa, Alur, 2019

In 2018 in Alur, Sanju Samson recorded the second double century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy as he made 212* against Goa in an Elite group A game. The Kerala batsman came in to bat at No.3, and smashed his way to 212* off 129 balls with 21 fours and 10 maximums. It remains the only double century by an Indian in List A cricket when not opening the innings. Interestingly, it was also Samson’s first List A hundred.

Yashasvi Jaiswal

203 v Jharkhand, Alur, 2019

A prodigy since his under-19 days, 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal became the youngest to score a List A double hundred from any country when he smashed 203 off 154 balls against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2019. 140 of his 203 runs came in boundaries alone as he got stuck into a bowling attack that featured the likes of Varun Aaron and Shahbaz Nadeem among others.

Prithvi Shaw

227* v Puducherry, Jaipur, 2021

Prithvi Shaw created history in the 2021 edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy when he made an unbeaten 227* opening the batting for Mumbai against Puducherry. In his first game as Mumbai’s captain, Shaw, who had endured a difficult time in the national team, struck gold as he compiled the highest ever score in the tournament’s history.

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