Vijay Hazare Trophy: Kerala’s Sanju Samson smashes double century, breaks record

The unbeaten 212 he scores against Goa is the highest individual score ever registered in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

File Photo: Sanju Samson’s unbeaten 212 was also the second double-century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Sanju Samson broke the record for the highest individual score ever registered in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Friday, scoring an unbeaten 212 against Goa in a Group ‘A’ contest against Goa at the Alur grounds in Bengaluru.

Sanju’s knock (129b, 21x4, 10x6) surpassed the 202 scored by Uttarakhand’s Karanveer Kaushal last season. It was also the second double-century scored in the tournament.

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Before this, the top-order batsman hadn’t scored a single century in List A cricket. He had one half-century under his belt in the five matches in the tournament before this one.

His partnership of 338 with Sachin Baby is the highest for the third wicket in List A cricket — it overtook the 309 accumulated by Tim Curtis and Tom Moody for Worcestershire in 1994.

Sachin was the more subdued of the two, scoring 127 off 135 deliveries (7x4, 4x6). Kerala posted a 50-over total of 377.

 

Highest individual scores in Vijay Hazare Trophy

ScorePlayerTeamOppositionVenueSeason
212*SV SamsonKeralaGoaAlur2019-20
202KV KaushalUttarakhandSikkimNadiad2018-19
187AM RahaneMumbaiMaharashtraPune 2007-08
178*W JafferMumbaiBarodaPune 2007-08
173*AKS BainsHimachal PradeshVidarbhaAlur2018-19
170*W JafferMumbaiDelhiDelhi2006-07
169RV UthappaKarnatakaGoaPorvorim2012-13
169GH VihariAndhraMumbaiChennai2017-18
167NV OjhaMadhya PradeshRailwaysIndore2009-10
166*GK KhodaRajasthanRailwaysJaipur2005-06

 

Double hundreds in List A cricket

 

Score

Balls

4s

6s

PlayerTeamVsVenueDate
268

160

30

12

AD BrownSurreyGlamorganThe Oval19-06-2002
264

173

33

9

RG SharmaIndiaSri LankaKolkata13-11-2014
257

148

15

23

DJM ShortWestern AustraliaQueenslandSydney28-09-2018
248

150

30

7

S DhawanIndia ASouth Africa APretoria12-08-2013
237*

163

24

11

MJ GuptillNew ZealandWest IndiesWellington21-03-2015
229*

157

15

13

BR DunkTasmaniaQueenslandSydney18-10-2014
222*

165

26

6

RG PollockEastern ProvinceBorderEast London19-10-1974
222

138

27

8

JM HowCentral DistrictsNorthern DistrictsHamilton06-03-2013
220*

131

29

6

BM DuckettEngland LionsSri Lanka ACanterbury25-07-2016
219

149

25

7

V SehwagIndiaWest IndiesIndore08-12-2011
215

147

10

16

CH GayleWest IndiesZimbabweCanberra24-02-2015
212*

129

21

10

SV SamsonKeralaGoaAlur12-10-2019
210*

156

24

5

Fakhar ZamanPakistanZimbabweBulawayo20-07-2018
209*

156

24

5

Abid AliIslamabadPeshawarPeshawar06-02-2018
209

158

12

16

RG SharmaIndiaAustraliaBengaluru02-11-2013
208*

153

13

12

RG SharmaIndiaSri LankaMohali13-12-2017
208*

153

14

16

Soumya SarkarAbahani LimitedSheikh Jamal Dhanmondi ClubSavar23-04-2019
207

146

24

6

Mohammad AliPakistan CustomsDefence Housing AuthoritySialkot04-04-2005
206 

25

4

AI KallicharranWarwickshireOxfordshireBirmingham04-07-1984
204*

163

19

7

Khalid LatifKarachi DolphinsQuetta BearsKarachi15-03-2009
203

119

19

11

AD BrownSurreyHampshireGuildford20-07-1997
202* 

26

0

A BarrowNatalSouth Africa African XIDurban25-10-1975
202*

151

18

6

PJ HughesAustralia ASouth Africa ADarwin29-07-2014
202

120

20

12

TM HeadSouth AustraliaWestern AustraliaSydney05-10-2015
202

135

18

9

KV KaushalUttarakhandSikkimNadiad06-10-2018
201*

138

18

10

RS BoparaEssexLeicestershireLeicester04-06-2008
201   VJ WellsLeicestershireBerkshireLeicester25-06-1996
200*

147

25

3

SR TendulkarIndiaSouth AfricaGwalior24-02-2010
200

148

27

4

Kamran AkmalWater and Power Development AuthorityHabib Bank LimitedHyderabad03-01-2018
200

159

16

10

MB van BuurenGautengWestern Province

 

*Stats by Rajneesh Gupta