Prithvi Shaw slams record-breaking double hundred in 129 balls for Northamptonshire in England's One-Day Cup
Opening the batting in his third game for the Northants, Shaw hit his first century off 81 deliveries before switching gears to smash a spectacular double century.
Shaw hit his second century in record time, with 24 fours and eight sixes from 129 deliveries. The Mumbaikar's previous double century occurred in the 2020-21 Vijay Hazare Trophy, when he hit an unbroken 227 for Mumbai against Puducherry, the tournament's then-highest total.
Shaw improved on that knock, finally falling in the 50th over of Northants' innings after a furious 153-ball 244 with 28 fours and 11 sixes. Northants finished the One-Day Cup with the second-highest score, 415 for eight.
The 23-year-old set multiple List A records with his ninth century, his first in the format since a 165 for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in March 2021.
Shaw has scored over 2900 runs in 56 List A games, with 20 fifty-plus scores and a 50-plus average.
Shaw was removed hitwicket on 34 on his Northants debut against Gloucestershire last week.
Here is a look at the records broken by Shaw with his knock for Northants:
Prithvi Shaw surpassed Ollie Robinson’s 206 (for Kent in 2022) to record the highest individual score ever in the One-Day Cup.
Shaw recorded his highest List A score - 244.
Shaw recorded the third-best boundary haul by a batter in an innings in recorded men’s List A cricket - 39 (28 fours, 11 sixes).
Shaw’s 244 is the second-highest score in English List A cricket, behind Ali Brown’s 268 in the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy in 2002.
Shaw is the first batter to smash List A double hundreds in two countries.
Shaw is also the first batter to record List A double hundred for two teams (Mumbai, Northamptonshire).
Shaw surpassed Saif Zaib’s 136 to record the highest score by a Northants batter in the One-Day Cup.
Shaw became just the second Indian after Rohit Sharma and fourth overall to record multiple List A double-hundreds. While Rohit has three such scores, Ali Brown and Travis Head have two apiece.
Shaw broke Cheteshwar Pujara’s record for the highest score by an Indian in the One-Day Cup.
Shaw became just the third batter to record a double hundred in the One-Day Cup.
Shaw surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s 183 for India (v Sri Lanka, 1999) for the highest List A score by an Indian in England.
Shaw’s current List A average (55.30) is the seventh-best overall and the fourth-best among Indians, only behind Ruturaj Gaikwad, Pujara and Virat Kohli.