Vijay Hazare Trophy: 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal scores double ton, creates new record

India U-19 and Mumbai batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal slams double ton, becomes the youngest player to do so in List A cricket.

Yashasvi Jaiswal in action at the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20.   -  N. SUDARSHAN

 

Seventeen-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal stormed into the record books by smashing a double hundred against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy fixture in Bengaluru on Wednesday. He became the youngest double centurion in List A cricket.

The Mumbai batsman — who made his List A debut in the ongoing 2019-20 season — has been in fine form. Prior to this match, he had registered two hundreds against Goa and Kerala.

The left-hander reached 200 off just 149 balls (17 fours, 12 sixes).

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Jaiswal also became the third batsman — after K.V. Kaushal and Sanju Samson — to smash a double in the domestic one-day cricket tournament. He was eventually caught by Rahul Shukla off Vivek Tiwari for 203 (154).

The knock came against a tight Jharkhand bowling attack comprising pacer Varun Aaron and spinners Anukul Roy and Shahbaz Nadeem.

 

Son of a shopkeeper in Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh, the youngster had moved to Mumbai for cricketing pursuits.

Initially, he struggled to make ends meet. From being thrown out of a dairy shop (where he would sleep at nights) to living with groundsmen in the Muslim United Club tents in Azad Maidan — he has done it all. He also sold pani puri to make a living.

Later, local coach Jwala Singh helped him stay afloat.

Jaiswal currently lives in a chawl in Kadamwadi in Santacruz but if the bat keeps talking the way it is, he should enter the realm of all things bright and beautiful.

Youngest to score a double hundred in List A cricket

Yrs

Days

PlayerScoreForVsVenue

Date

17

292

Yashasvi Jaiswal203MumbaiJharkhandAlur

16-10-2019

20

275

Alan Barrow202*NatalSouth Africa African XIDurban

25-10-1975

21

20

Mitchell van Buuren200GautengWestern ProvinceJohannesburg

10-02-2019

21

280

Travis Head202South AustraliaWestern AustraliaSydney

05-10-2015

21

282

Ben Duckett220*England LionsSri Lanka ACanterbury

25-07-2016

22

103

Mohammad Ali207Pakistan CustomsDefence Housing AuthoritySialkot

04-04-2005

23

31

Ravi Bopara201*EssexLeicestershireLeicester

04-06-2008

23

131

Khalid Latif204*Karachi DolphinsQuetta BearsKarachi

15-03-2009

24

335

Sanju Samson212*KeralaGoaAlur

12-10-2019

25

241

Phil Hughes202*Australia ASouth Africa ADarwin

29-07-2014

 

Stats compiled by: Rajneesh Gupta