Prithvi Shaw continued his good run in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy and slammed a double hundred off just 142 balls against Puducherry in Jaipur on Thursday. The opener smashed 27 fours and 4 sixes en route his blazing innings which took Mumbai past 300 in just 38 overs.
The 21-year-old, who is captaining Mumbai in the absence of Shreyas Iyer, had earlier smashed 105 runs against Delhi on February 21.
The Thane-born was dropped from India’s Test squad for England Tests. He has also been ignored for the 5-match T20I series against the visitors, who will also play 3 ODIs in Pune.
With the feat, Prithvi Shaw has joined an elite list of Indian players including Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, KV Kaushal, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, who have scored a List A double hundred.
Earlier, Puducherry won the toss and asked Mumbai to bat first. Yashasvi Jasiwal got out early after scoring 10 runs off 16 balls. Aditya Tare scored 56 off 64 balls before gettingout in the 30th overs.
Suryakumar Yadav also looked in sublime form and hit a hundred in just 50 balls. He got out after scoring 133 off 58 balls. At the time this strory was published, Mumbai’s scorecard read 413/3 in 47 overs.