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Batsmen Who Scored Double-Century On Test Debut

While Test cricket is globally considered as the purest form of cricket, Test debut is the special chapter for every cricketer. Every debutant always tries to impress the cricket fans with his top-class performances, but only a few cricketers manage to reach any special feat.

While Test cricket is more than 140-year-old, where we have experienced more than 2,000 Test matches and 3000 cricketers, only five batsmen have scored a double-century on their respective Test debuts.

Here we are talking about these batsmen who scored a double-century on Test debut

Tip Foster (England) – 287 vs Australia at Sydney in December 1903

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Tip Foster (Image Credit: Twitter)

England cricketer Tip Foster was the first Test debutant to hit a double-century. He made a Test debut during the 1903 Sydney Test against the hosts Australia, where he scored 287 runs (37 fours) during England’s first innings in that Test match.

While the hosts scored 285 runs in the first innings, Foster’s incredible double-century in his first Test innings helped the English team to score 577 runs in their first innings.

Though Australia tried to fight back in their second innings as they scored 485 runs in their second innings, England chased down the 194 runs target in the fourth innings after losing five wickets. However, in that fourth innings, Foster scored only 19 runs.

Foster played a total of eight Tests till 1907 where he managed to hit one more half-century and ended with the batting average of 46.30.

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Rehman Stuns With 250+ Knock In A T20 Match In Cyprus

In a recent match during the Cyprus Cricket Association BAO Financial T20 Cup 2020, a Pakistan-born player Attah Ullah, who is better known as Rehman in Cyprus cricket, stunned everyone with his 250+ knock. Meanwhile, his team Riyaan CC also set the 300+ total in that T20 match.

This match was played between Riyaan CC and Limassol Gladiators CC at Ypsonas Cricket Ground (Cyprus) on last Sunday (28th May 2020), which was the second round of that Sunday-based tournament.

Limassol Gladiators CC decided to field first after winning the toss. Opener Rehman dominated the entire first innings. While he had the 257 runs opening partnership with his partner Jeewan Lasmal, Lasmal scored only 36 runs off 32 balls before losing his wicket in 17th over.

Rehman, 250+, T20 cricket, Cyprus
Attah Ullah, also known as Rehman, was the hero of the match (Image Credit: Facebook)

Rehman scored 251 not out, Riyaan scored 311/1

While Riyaan CC managed to score 311/1 (20 overs) in the first innings, the left-handed opening batsman Rehman scored 251 not out off just 80 balls with the help of 24 fours and 22 sixes. After reaching his fifty in just 16 balls, Rehman reached the three-figure score in just 30 deliveries. Later, he completed 150 runs in 48 balls and registered 200 runs in 64 balls.

Rehman, 250+, T20 cricket, Cyprus
Attah Ullah, also known as Rehman (Image Credit: European Cricket Network)

Rehman told the European Cricket Network, “It’s the best day of my life. My achievement is the result of prayers of my family and friends. It would not be possible without their support. My thanks to almighty Allah who gave me strength to reach this achievement.”

Riyaan captain Shoaib Ahmed remained not out on 11 runs off eight balls.

In reply, Limassol Gladiators only managed to score 126/6 (20 overs) in the second innings as Riyaan won that match by a giant margin of 185 runs.

In the recognised T20 cricket, we haven’t experienced any double-century yet. The highest individual score is 175 not out by Chris Gayle during the IPL 2013 (for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India on 23rd April 2013).

Chris Gayle, 250+, T20 cricket, Cyprus
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: BCCI/ IPL)

However, in the non-recognised T20 cricket, we experienced some double-centuries before the latest knock-in Cyprus.

Also, no team has ever reached the 300-run total in the recognised T20 cricket. The record total in recognised T20 cricket is 278 runs (278/3 by Afghanistan against Ireland and 278/4 by the Czech Republic against Turkey).

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Brad Hogg Reveals Who Can Score T20 Double-Century

Former Australian all-rounder Brad Hogg has recently revealed who can be the first batsman to score a double-century in T20 cricket.

Since the introduction of T20 cricket, it has hugely grown up popularity globally. The shortest format of cricket has opened up the opportunities of attractive global leagues which has brought the different but more thrilling tastes to the cricket fans.

In the present time, T20 cricket has taken a special space in the cricket world. Moreover, it is the year of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. While the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 just completed in Australia, the male cricketers are waiting for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 which will be again organised by Australia from 18th October to 15th November 2020.

In the men’s T20 cricket, we have experienced the highest individual score of 175* by Chris Gayle (for Royals Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India at Bengaluru on 23rd April 2013).

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: Twitter)

In men’s T20I cricket, the record of the highest individual score is 172 runs by Australian cricketer Aaron Finch (against Zimbabwe at Harare on 3rd July 2018).

Meanwhile, in women’s T20I cricket, the highest individual score is 148* by the Australia Women’s cricketer Alyssa Healy (against Sri Lanka Women at Sydney on 2nd October 2019).

So, we haven’t seen the double-century in professional cricket yet. The T20 double-century is still a high dream for every cricketer. There are only a few batsmen who managed to hit a double-century in the T20 format, but those were not in recognised T20 cricket.

Brad Hogg believes that only Rohit Sharma can hit T20 double-century

Recently, Brad Hogg involved in a Q&A session on his official Twitter account where he answered some important questions of the cricket fans. One fan asked his opinion on the first possible batsman to score T20 double-century.

Brad Hogg
Brad Hogg (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Hogg believes that the Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma is only capable of hitting a T20 double-century. The former Aussie cricketer likes Rohit’s impressive batting abilities to play different shots all around the ground.

Brad Hogg, Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma is holding the record of the highest individual score in ODI cricket (264 against Sri Lanka at Kolkata on 13th November 2014). He is the only batsman to hit more than one double-century in ODI cricket as the right-handed batsman has hit three ODI double-centuries.

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Ranji Trophy 2019/20: Prithvi Shaw Hits His Maiden First-Class Double-Century

Prithvi Shaw has started his new Ranji Trophy season in a great way as he smashed his maiden first-class double-century.

Since his return to the cricket after completing the back-dated eight months suspension for a doping violation, Prithvi Shaw has shown remarkable consistency with the bat in domestic cricket.

Ranji Trophy 2019/20 has just begun on last Monday (9th December) where Prithvi Shaw’s Mumbai is playing against Baroda at Vadodara. In the first innings of the match, Shaw scored 66 runs off 62 balls (11 fours and only six). But his second innings batting was more incredible.

Prithvi Shaw, double-century

While Mumbai scored 431 runs in the first innings, Baroda were bowled out on 307 runs, and Suryakumar Yadav-led Mumbai achieved the 124 runs lead.

Prithvi Shaw scored 202 runs off 179 balls

Prithvi Shaw started the second innings powerfully and maintained it for the longer period. The 20-year-old right-handed batsman first completed his half-century in just 36 balls and reached the three-figure mark in 84 balls.

Prithvi Shaw, double-century
Prithvi Shaw (Image Credit: Google)

Shaw stretched his innings to 150 runs in 146 balls, and soon he surpassed his previous best first-class knock which was 188 runs. Finally, the youngster completed his maiden first-class double-century in just 174 balls. After scoring 202 runs off 179 balls, Prithvi Shaw lost his wicket. Before his dismissal, Shaw hit 19 fours and 7 sixes.

During that batting, he also had the 190 runs opening partnership with his opening partner Jay Bista (68 runs). When Shaw was dismissed, Mumbai already scored 313/4 in their second innings, and they got the lead of 437 runs.

After completing his ban, Prithvi Shaw played five matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019/20 before the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2019/20 opening game. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019/20, Shaw scored 240 runs with an average of 48.00. He scored 63, 30, 64, 30 and 53 runs respectively in that tournament. He has continued this form in the Ranji Trophy but in a more dangerous way.

Prithvi Shaw, double-century
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Prithvi Shaw made his international cricket debut in October 2018, during the Rajkot Test against Windies. He scored a century in his debutant Test match. He has played two Tests and has scored 237 runs with an average of 118.50, including one century and one half-century.

Rohit Sharma, double-century
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Twitter Reactions: Unstoppable Rohit Sharma Hits His Maiden Test Double Century

Since Rohit Sharma has been promoted as an opener in Test cricket, he is shining in the Test cricket and becoming unstoppable. Now he has scored his maiden double-century in Test cricket and fourth double-century in the international career.

After winning the toss, India got a poor start in the ongoing Ranchi Test. India lost the first three wickets in just 39 runs as Mayank Agarwal (10), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) and Virat Kohli (12) fell cheaply.

But Rohit Sharma has performed unstoppably along with Ajinkya Rahane and it not only has rescued the hosts but has also set up the moment to put the large first-innings total.

On the day one of this Test match, Rohit completed his sixth Test century in 130 balls. While the day one ended early due to the bad light, India were batting on 224/3 and Rohit was batting on 117 runs along with Rahane (83*).

Rohit Sharma, double-century
Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane (Image Credit: Google)

Rohit has continued his familiar style of batting on the second day of this Test match. While Rahane completed his 11th Test century, Rohit completed his 150 runs in 199 balls.

After building up a strong fourth-wicket partnership of 267 runs, Rahane lost his wicket on 115 runs.

Rohit Sharma completed his maiden Test double-century in 249 balls

However, Rohit has continued his amazing batting performance and reached his maiden Test double-century. His previous best Test knock was 177 runs.

Rohit Sharma, double-century
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

At lunch on day two, Rohit was batting on 199 runs off 242 balls. In the early second session, Rohit completed this double-century (in 249 balls) by hitting a sixer. The right-handed batsman hit 28 fours and 5 sixes to complete this double ton.

Before this Test series, Rohit never played as an opener in Test career. Visakhapatnam Test was his first Test to feature as an opening batsman. In that Test match, Rohit scored 176 and 127 runs respectively. Though he scored just 14 runs in the first innings of Pune Test, the latest double-century has proved his capacity.

Here are some Twitter reactions of Rohit’s latest Test double-century:
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Twitter Reactions: Twitteraties Praising 17-Year-Old Yashasvi Jaiswal For His Incredible List A Double Century

At the age of just 17 years and 292 days, Mumbai cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal stunned everyone by becoming the youngest batsman to score a List A double century.

The left-handed batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal has just made his List A debut in last September. Since then, the youngster has played five innings, including the latest one and has scored 504 runs with an average of 100.80. Though he has played lesser innings in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20, he is currently the third most run-scorer in this tournament.

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The left-handed batsman scored 44 runs in his debutant List A game against Chhattisgarh on 28th September 2019. In his second List A game, which was against Goa, the Mumbai lad registered his maiden List A century as he scored 113 runs off 123 balls.

Jaiswal scored 22 runs in the next game against Karnataka. During his fourth List A match against Kerala, the young left-hander hit his second century in this format (122 runs off 132 balls).

In-form Yashasvi Jaiswal completed List A double century in 149 balls

On Wednesday (16th October), Jaiswal was playing only his fifth List A game and it was the match against Jharkhand. After his team won the toss and elected to bat first, Jaiswal dominated with his bat.

The left-handed batsman completed the stunning List A double-century in 149 balls. Before losing his wicket in the last over of that innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 203 runs off 154 balls (17 fours and 12 sixes). His incredible batting helped Mumbai to manage the first innings total of 358/3 (50 overs).

Yashasvi Jaiswal, List A
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Image Credit: Google)

Yashasvi Jaiswal became the seventh Indian batsman to hit a List A double century. However, he is the youngest cricketer to hit the List A double century. He broke the 44-year-old record as Alan Barrow was the previous record holder. On 25th October 1975, at the age of 20 years and 275 days, Natal batsman Barrow scored 202* against South Africa African XI at Durban.

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After this brilliant knock, the social media users are highly praising the Mumbai youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal. Many feel that he will become India’s next star cricketer.

Here are some twitter reactions:

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Yashasvi Jaiswal (Image Credit: Google)

Yashasvi Jaiswal Becomes Youngest To Hit List A Double Century

On Wednesday (16th October), the 17-year-old Mumbai cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal hit a double-ton in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20. With this remarkable knock, the left-handed batsman became the youngest cricketer to hit a List A double century.

The defending champions Mumbai are playing this List A match against Jharkhand at Bengaluru. After winning the toss, Mumbai decided to bat first and the openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Aditya Tare provided a solid partnership. They had the 200 runs partnership for that wicket where Jaiswal completed a century and Tare scored 78 runs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 203 runs off 154 balls; broke the 44-year-old record

Though Tare lost his wicket, Jaiswal continued his impressive batting. He further put 105 runs partnership for the second wicket with Siddesh Lad (32 runs) and 51 runs partnership for the third wicket with the captain Shreyas Iyer. In the late of that innings, Jaiswal completed his maiden List A double century in just 149 balls.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, double century
Yashasvi Jaiswal

After scoring 203 runs off 154 balls (17 fours and 12 sixes), opener Jaiswal lost his wicket in the final over of that innings. It was the ninth time when an Indian batsman (seventh batsman) hit a List A double-century. However, Yashasvi Jaiswal became the youngest cricketer in the world to hit a List A double century who is playing this match at the age of 17 years and 292 days. The previous record-holder was Alan Barrow (Natal against South Africa African XI at Durban on 25th October 1975) who scored a List A double century at the age of 20 years and 275 days.

Just a few days ago, in the same tournament, Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson hit the fastest List A double century as an Indian batsman.

Indian batsmen who have scored List A double-century

Player (Team) Runs scored Opposition
Rohit Sharma (India) 264 Sri Lanka
Shikhar Dhawan (India A) 248 South Africa A
Virender Sehwag (India) 219 West Indies
Sanju Samson (Kerala) 212* Goa
Rohit Sharma (India) 209 Australia
Rohit Sharma (India) 208* Sri Lanka
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Mumbai) 203 Jharkhand
Karanveer Kaushal (Uttarakhand) 202 Sikkim
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200 South Africa

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s dominant batting helped Mumbai to post a giant total of 358/3 (50 overs).

The 17-year-old has stunned in his early career

The Mumbai lad Yashasvi Jaiswal just recently made his List A debut. On 28th September, when he made his List A debut during the match against Chhattisgarh, he scored 44 runs after coming to bat at no.3 position.

In the next game against Goa, Jaiswal was promoted to the opening slot and scored his maiden List A century. He scored 113 runs off 123 balls in that match. While he scored 22 runs against Karnataka, he slammed another List A century (122 runs off 132 balls) against Kerala.

After playing just five List A innings (including latest double-century), Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 504 runs with an average of 100.80.

Sanju Samson, double century

Sanju Samson Scores First Double Century In List A Cricket

Sanju Samson created a record in the domestic Season. The 24-year-old has struck a double century in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. The player has shown its capability and worth for the team.

Kerala youngster Sanju showed a great performance as he scored a double century in just 125 balls. He has struck the ball in all the directions in the field and the Goa players were not able to halt the wicketkeeper-Batsman. The 24-year-old became the fastest Indian player to score the double century in the List A cricket.

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The right-hand batsman scored unbeaten 212 runs which include 21 fours and 10 sixes. During this, the strike rate of the player was 164.34 which is very high. This was the first century for the player in the List A career which he has converted into a doubleton.

Other players who have struck double century in the first class

Sanju Samson, double century
Sanju Samson. Twitter

The other Indian players who have struck a double century in the List A career are-Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, Karn Kaushal and Rohit Sharma who has hit three times. And now, Sanju Samson added his name in the list.

Player (Team) Runs scored Opposition
Rohit Sharma (India) 264 Sri Lanka
Shikhar Dhawan (India A) 248 South Africa A
Virender Sehwag (India) 219 West Indies
Sanju Samson (Kerala) 212* Goa
Rohit Sharma (India) 209 Australia
Rohit Sharma (India) 208* Sri Lanka
Karanveer Kaushal (Uttarakhand) 202 Sikkim
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200 South Africa

The other player which played very well in this match was Sachin Baby. He scored 127 runs in 135 balls and shared a record partnership with Sanju Samson. Kerela captain Robin Uthappa won the toss and chose to bat first. Robin though lost its wicket after scoring 10 runs and another opener Vishnu Vinod also lost the wicket early. But Sanju Samson was there to stand for the team and he batted very well for the team.

Sanju Samson’s International Career

Sanju Samson, double century
Sanju Samson. Twitter

The wicketkeeper-batsman has played one T20I for India in 2015. He scored 19 runs in that T20I match against Zimbabwe. Since then he has not got a chance in the team. He has been the part of Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Virat Kohli, double centuries
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

Virat Kohli Reveals His Favourite Double Centuries

India is currently playing the second Test match against South Africa at Pune. On the second day of the second Test match, the skipper Virat Kohli struck his seventh double century. He has become the first Indian to struck seven double centuries in the Test cricket.

After the end of the second day of the second Test match, Virat Kohli was asked about his favourite Test double century. He said that his first double century against West Indies in Antigua and the one he scored against England in Mumbai are two of his favourite double centuries.

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Virat Kohli had to struggle a lot for scoring a double century in Mumbai as the conditions were hot and humid. He scored 235 against England and India went on to win that match by an innings and 36 runs.

“All are nice. Obviously all double hundreds feel good but I think if you ask me the top two would be Antigua and Mumbai (against England). All double hundreds are special but those two are more special to me because one was away from home. another one against England in challenging conditions. It was very hot and humid there also,” Virat said while talking to BCCI.TV.”

Virat Kohli is playing the 50th Test match as the captain. He is the most successful Indian Test captain as under him India has won 29 Test match.

The second day at Pune for India was outstanding as Virat Kohli scored a double century, Ajinkya Rahane struck a half-century and Ravindra Jadeja scored 91 runs. The Proteas were not able to stop the Indian batsmen in scoring runs as India set a big first-innings total. At the end of the day, Proteas had lost three wickets after scoring 36 runs.

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South Africa has already lost the first Test match in Visakhapatnam. They must set themselves in the field on the third day to reply strongly.

Darren Stevens, double-century
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Darren Stevens Manages To Enter Record Book After Scoring Double-Century At The Age Of 43-Year-Old

The 43-year-old Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens entered to the record book after scoring an incredible quick-fire double-century in a first-class cricket match.

It was the day one of the County Championship Division One 2019 match between Kent and Yorkshire at Leeds.

After deciding to bat first on Monday (16th September), Kent were struggling on 39/5 when Darren Stevens came to bat. Along with the captain Sam Billings, Stevens played an unforgettable knock to secure a great first innings total.

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Darren Stevens, double-century
Darren Stevens (Image Credit: Google)

Billings-Stevens had the massive 346 runs partnership for the sixth wicket. It was Kent’s fifth-highest first-class partnership for any wicket and highest first-class partnership for the sixth wicket.

Since 1949, Darren Stevens is the oldest batsman to hit double-century in first-class cricket

The 43-year-old Stevens scored 237 runs off 225 balls in that innings. The right-handed batsman smashed 28 fours and 9 sixes in that innings. After completing that double-century, Stevens became the oldest batsman to hit a first-class double-century since Walter Keeton in 1949. It was his fourth double-century in the first-class career as well as it was the new highest score in his first-class career. Also, it was the first first-class century for Stevens since 2017.

Darren Stevens, double-century
Darren Stevens (Image Credit: Google)

Stevens is serving Kent since 2005 and his present contract is going to end soon at the end of this season. Before this innings, Kent were unlikely to retain him for the next season. However, after this splendid knock, Kent are likely to change their earlier decision.

It is the 302nd first-class game for Stevens. While he hasn’t played the international cricket, he was in the 30-member England squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. However, finally, he didn’t manage to enter the final 15-member England squad for that World Cup.

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Coming to this match, captain Sam Billings also scored 138 runs off 209 balls (16 fours and only six).

Their batting performances have helped Kent to manage 482/8 in the first innings.