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Mumbai youngster smashes double ton to set a new record

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Yashasvi Jaiswal, a 17-year-old who plays for India U-19 set a new record to become the youngest batsmen to score a double century in List A cricket. The youngster achieved this incredible achievement while batting for Mumbai against Jharkhand at the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Sanju Samson had entered the record books only a few days ago for having scored the highest individual runs in List A cricket. 

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Yashasvi: The Record-breaker

In the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, Yashasvi made his List A debut opened the batting for Mumbai along with Aditya Tare. Both the batsmen got Mumbai to a perfect start. Eventually, the first wicket came on the 200 run mark. Aditya Tare got out for 72 runs for 102 balls. 

Yashasvi scored his double hundred in 154 deliveries, and in the process, he hit 17 fours and 12 sixes. His century came against a tight bowling attack of Jharkhand which comprised of talented bowlers like Varun Aaron and Shadab Nadeem.

Yashasvi was partnered by Siddesh Lad who scored 32 off 30 deliveries before getting out and making way for his captain Shreyas Iyer. Soon after, Yashasvi departed after a total individual score of 203. His contribution helped Mumbai reach 358/3. 

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In the second innings, Jharkhand batsman Virat Singh hit a century in 77 deliveries, and Saurabh Tiwari scored 77 runs. However, their efforts weren’t enough as a brave batting display by Jharkhand came to an end after Dhawal Kulkarni’s 5 wicket haul. Jharkhand fell short of the big total only by 39 runs. 

Jaiswal, after scoring his magnificent knock of 203, against Jharkhand he becomes the youngest player ever to score a double century in List A cricket history. In his debut season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he has already scored a couple of centuries in previous 5 games and has had an impressive batting record in the tournament so far.

Jaiswal was a member of the India squad that lifted the 2018 U-19 Asia Cup, in the same tournament he was also the highest run-getter and the player of the tournament.

Originally from Uttar Pradesh, his father is a shopkeeper. Yashasvi Jaiswal came to Mumbai to pursue his passion for cricket. He has lived in tents at the Aazad Maidan and sold pani-puri to make ends meet. With a life story so interesting, and a string of impressive performances, is a star born? 

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