Karanveer Kaushal slams Vijay Hazare Trophy's first double century

The Uttarakhand batsman became the first to hit a double hundred in the history of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Karanveer's knock of 202 was studded with 18 boundaries and nine sixes.   -  Uttarakhand Cricket Association

Double hundreds have been scored at the international level, but surprisingly it was missing from India's domestic List-A history. Karanveer Kaushal on Saturday became the first batsman to score a double ton in a Plate group match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

The Uttarakhand batsman slammed a 135-ball 202 at a strike-rate of 149.63, which had 18 boundaries and nine sixes. After put in to bat by Sikkim in Nadiad, a massive opening partnership between Karanveer and Vineet Saxena (100) helped Uttarakhand post an imposing total of 366 for 2 in 50 overs.

The previous best individual score of 187 was by Mumbai's Ajinkya Rahane against Maharashtra in the 2007-08 season. Moreover, Karanveer is just behind Puneet Bisht at second in the batting charts of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 467 runs from seven matches at an average of 77.83.

Highest individual scores in Vijay Hazare Trophy:

RunsPlayerTeamOppositionVenueSeason
202Karanveer KaushalUttarakhandSikkimNadiad2018/19
187Ajinkya RahaneMumbaiMaharashtraPune2007/08
178*Wasim JafferMumbaiBarodaPune2007/08
170*Wasim JafferMumbaiDelhiDelhi2006/07
169Robin UthappaKarnatakaGoaPorvorim2012/13