Prithvi Shaw joins Rohit Sharma, creates multiple records with monumental double century for Northamptonshire

Flexing his muscles on premier bowlers in the ongoing edition of the Royal London One-Day Cup tournament, Indian opener Prithvi Shaw smashed a brilliant double century for Northamptonshire on Wednesday. Enjoying his maiden stint in the English county circuit, the out-of-favour India opener joined Indian captain Rohit Sharma on an elite list. Youngster Shaw played an entertaining knock for Northamptonshire in their Group B match against Somerset at the County Ground in Northampton.

Shaw created multiple records with his monumental double century(PTI-Twitter/@onedaycup)

Shaw registered his career-best List A score as Lewis McManus and Co. posted a gigantic total in the 50-over contest. Opening the innings for Northamptonshire in their Group B match, Shaw scored 244 off just 153 balls. The 23-year-old smoked 11 sixes and struck 28 fours as Northamptonshire posted 415-8 in 20 overs. The exciting young talent registered his quick-fire century in just 81 balls.

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Shaw joins Rohit in elite list, shatters Pujara’s record

The star batter then equalled Cheteshwar Pujara’s feat as the Mumbai batter became the second Indian to register a 150-plus score in the tournament. The Mumbaikar achieved the feat in 103 balls. Shaw ended his two-year drought by scoring his ninth List-A century. Shaw, who is the face of the Delhi Capitals (DC) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), completed his record-breaking double-century in 129 balls.

Before his batting heroics in the Royal London One Day Cup, Shaw had last scored a century in the semi-finals of the 2020-21 Vijay Hazare Trophy. The India star has also notched up the second-highest score in the history of English List A cricket. Shaw is the first Indian after skipper Rohit to score more than one double century in List A cricket. Opener Shaw is also the first-ever Indian cricketer to score a double ton in the One Day Cup.

Shaw has managed to overtake Ollie Robinson’s 206-run (vs Kent 2022) knock to become the highest individual run-getter in the One-Day Cup. The India opener has the third-best boundary haul by a player in a single List A innings. He is also the first batter to register List A double hundreds in 2 nations. The DC superstar is also the first batter to smash List A double tons for two teams (Mumbai and Northamptonshire).

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