Vijay Hazare Tophy 2020-21: Prithvi Shaw smashes records after slamming 227 against Puducherry
Prithvi Shaw is an opening batsman who plays for Mumbai and has represented India in Tests and One-Day Internationals. He slammed a century on his Test debut while he plays for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He has some domestic records to his name.
Indian opener Prithvi Shaw is one of the finest young batting talents in the country. While he has primarily impacted the longest format, he has faded away due to a string of poor run of late.
Nonetheless, he has managed to rise to fame again in the domestic circuit. Playing for Mumbai in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, the domestic 50-over tournament, Shaw slammed a 152-ball unbeaten 227 against Puducherry on Thursday.
As a result, he has now scored the highest domestic List-A score by an Indian. He has gone past the previous record of 212 by Kerala's Sanju Samson, who scored the same against Goa in 2019.
Shaw has also become the eighth Indian to score a double hundred in the domestic List-A game. It was his maiden career double century in the format, as he smashed 32 fours and five sixes, besides scoring his 200 off just 142 deliveries.
Furthermore, it was also Shaw's second century of the tournament this season, with the first coming against Delhi. It was also the highest List-A score by a captain, surpassing the previous best of an unbeaten 222 by Graeme Pollock.
Overall, Shaw has become the second player to become a part of a List-A game with a score of more than 450 runs. Also, he has hot the second most fours in a men's List-A game. He is also the third-highest List-A scorer from India, including One-Day Internationals.
Winning the toss and electing to field, Mumbai produced an onslaught of 457/4, courtesy Shaw's unbeaten 227, while Suryakumar Yadav slammed 133. In reply, Puducherry was bundled out for 224, owing to Prashant Solanki's 5/48.
Brief Scores: Mumbai 457/4 in 50 overs (Shaw 227*, Suryakumar 133; Pankaj Singh 2/79) beat Puducherry 224 (Damodaren Rohit 63; Solanki 5/48) by 233 runs.