Mumbai’s Jaiswal becomes youngest List A double centurion

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 15:51 EDT

At 17, Yashasvi Jaiswal of Mumbai became the youngest List A double centurion. Playing his fifth List A match recently, the youngster struck an awe-inspiring, unconquered double hundred (203 n.o., 154b, 17x4, 12x6) in Mumbai’s win over Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. In the process, he became the youngest male cricketer to score a double century and the third after Karan Kaushal (Uttarakhand in 2018-19) and Sanju Samson (Kerala) to achieve the feat in the tournament. This was his third three-figure mark in the tournament. He had earlier scored 113 (Goa) and112 (Kerala).

Speaking after Mumbai’s 39-run win, Jaiswal said: “(The innings) felt good. I didn’t think much and just played the ball on its merit and it (double century) happened. Jaiswal, who played with an injured wrist, was so focused on his innings that he didn’t realise he was the youngest double centurion till it was brought to his notice. He credits his early struggle for his maturity now.

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