Yashasvi Jaiswal Breaks Long-Standing Record After Stunning Start In List A Career
While many Indian youngsters are playing impressive cricket in the recent domestic platform, the 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal has just entered in the domestic cricket arena. However, in the very early year, he has already stunned with his remarkable batting performances. While he slammed a record-breaking List A double century on Wednesday (16th October), he also broke another long-standing List A record.
Mumbai cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal made his first-class cricket debut in January 2019 and it is his only first-class game till the date where he scored 20 runs. Later, in this July-August, he played for India U19 in the Youth ODI tri-series in England (England U19, Bangladesh U19 and India U19). In that tournament, he was the second most run-scorer for India U19 and fourth-most run-scorer in overall as he scored 294 runs in seven innings (average 42.00), including four half-centuries.
The left-handed batsman is now busy in the ongoing domestic List A tournament, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20. In September, Yashasvi Jaiswal made his List A debut through this tournament. The Mumbai batsman scored 44 runs in his debutant List A game against Chhattisgarh.
Coming to bat as an opener, he scored his maiden List A century in the very second game. It was the match against Goa where he scored 113 runs.
His next two games were against Karnataka and Kerala where the left-hander scored 22 and 122 runs respectively.
On Wednesday, Mumbai played against Jharkhand where he became the youngest to score List A double century. He scored 203 runs off 154 balls (17 fours and 12 sixes). To become the youngest List A double centurion, he broke the 44-year-old record of Alan Barrow.
Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 504 runs in first five List A games; broke the record of Graeme Pollock
After playing five List A games, Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 504 runs with an average of 100.80. Though he has played lesser matches in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, Jaiswal is the fourth most run-scorer in this tournament.
Meanwhile, the 504 runs are the most runs for a batsman in his first five List A innings. Legendary South African batsman Graeme Pollock was the previous record-holder. Graeme Pollock, who made List A debut in 1969/70, scored 493 runs in his first five List A innings.
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