Indian cricket has yet again found a record-breaking cricketer in a teenager as 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal on Wednesday (October 16) became the youngest player to score a double century in a List A game.
The Mumbai teenager smashed his way into the record books while playing in his debut Vijay Hazare Trophy. He recorded 203 runs off 154 balls, which included 17 fours and 12 sixes against a Jharkhand attack that included out-of-favour India pacer Varun Aaron and Shahbaz Nadeem.
The openers scintillating innings helped Mumbai set a mammoth target of 359 for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group A match.
Jaiswal has been in fine form in the tournament, scoring 113 and 122 against Kerala and Goa respectively.
The opener made it the ninth instance of an Indian scoring a List A double-ton.
The feat comes less than a week after Sanju Samson scored 212 not out – his first List A century – for Kerala against Goa, making it the highest individual score in the competition.
(With inputs from agencies)