- Indian batsman Sanju Samson created history by recording the highest individual score in List A cricket.
- His score of 212 is the highest individual score in Vijay Hazare Trophy
- Sanju along with Sachin Baby scored the most runs scored by a third wicket partnership which was previously set in 1994 by Tim Curtis and Tom Moody.
Indian wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson created history by scoring a huge double ton playing for Kerala against Goa in the Vijay Hazare trophy in Karnataka. The Kerala batsman scored an unbeaten 212 runs, which is the highest individual score by an Indian in List A games.
Sachin Baby scored a glorious century (127) in the same innings to break another record of most runs scored (338 runs) by a third-wicket partnership in List A cricket.
The moment @IamSanjuSamson created List A history by reaching Double Century against Goa ! Kerala batsman scores 212 @joybhattacharj @BCCIdomestic . First Indian to score Double after Karna Kaushal pic.twitter.com/RWD0QGPtGj
— Joby George (@JobyGeo19345834) October 12, 2019
Sanju Samson: How he broke the record…
Batting first in the match, Robin Uthappa and Vishnu Vinod walked out to open for Kerala. Uthappa got out for 10 after he obstructed the field and soon after, his opening partner Vishnu was dismissed for 7.
Sanju Samson walked in at No. 3 and looked like he meant business from the very first ball. He chose a more aggressive form, his batting partner Sachin Baby would provide him with much-needed calmness on the non-striker’s end. The two smashed Goa’s bowlers to different ends of the park. Sanju was at 150 runs in only 99 deliveries, sensing his opportunity to score a double ton he switched gears.
He hit 21 fours and 10 sixes in his knock of an unbeaten 212, by doing so he became the highest scorer in List A cricket. His knock also bettered the previous record held by Pakistani batsman Abid Ali (209) for most runs scored by a wicketkeeper in List A matches.
Sanju and Sachin smashed another record for most runs scored by a third-wicket partnership which was previously held by Tim Curtis and Tom Moody (309 runs) which they recorded in 1994. The two Kerala batsmen scored a massive 338 runs, which helped Kerala post a huge total of 377/3. This would test the resilience of Goan batsmen who will look to finish somewhere closer to the big target.
Sanju’s 212 is the highest score in the Vijay Hazare Trophy breaking the record of KV Kaushal of Uttrakhand who scored 202 runs in last year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Sanju Samson is one of the finer players in India, who deserves to get a chance to perform and prove himself in international games. His record-breaking performance is surely going to catch the Indian selectors eyes, and hopefully, he will get a chance to play for India at the international level.