Sanju Samson is the latest Indian cricketer to score a double ton in List A cricket. His knock is the eight instance by an Indian batsman to score a double ton in List A cricket. Cricwizz takes a look at the complete list of 8 instances of Indian batsmen scoring double ton in List A Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar’s 200* against SA at Gwalior in 2010
Sachin was the first batsman ever to breach the 200-run mark in List A cricket. He achieved the feat against a strong bowling attack of South Africa comprising Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis. He took 147 balls for his 200 not out and cracked 25 fours and 3 sixes. The feat broke the jinx and saw 200 scored consistently in List A cricket since then. In 9 years since Sachin’s 200*, 7 more instances of Indian batsmen scoring 200 in List A cricket has been recorded.
Virender Sehwag’s 219 against West Indies at Indore in 2011
Sehwag was leading the side in the absence of regular captain MS Dhoni. Sehwag butchered the hapless West Indian attack with his knock of 219, thus becoming just the second Indian to score a double ton in List A cricket. He took 149 balls for his 219, hitting 25 fours and 7 sixes. He was helped by the buttered-fingered West Indians, but Sehwag left his stamp during the course of the match.
Rohit’s 209 vs Australia at Bengaluru in 2013
It was the seventh match of the ODI series with the series levelled 2-2. India were asked to bat first. India’s opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma combined to put up 112 before the southpaw departed for 60. Rohit was guilty of running out Virat Kohli for duck. Rohit switched gears in the last 15 overs, racing to 209 off 158 balls with 12 fours and 16 sixes. It looked like Rohit was making Australia pay for running Kohli out. This was Rohit’s first double ton and most important in the context of the game as India won the match and the series 3-2 despite James Faulkner giving a scare with a ton.
Shikhar Dhawan’s 248 against South Africa A in 2013
Playing for India A, Shikhar Dhawan slammed 248 against South Africa A in 2013 on a flat pitch in Pretoria. It was the second highest List A score. Dhawan took 150 balls for his 248 and slammed 30 fours and 7 sixes. He took 86 balls for his first hundred, but just 46 balls for his next. India A scored 433/3 and bowled out SA A for 394 to win the match by 39 runs.
Rohit’s 264 vs Sri Lanka at Kolkata in 2014
India have already won the series 3-0 with two matches to go. India would have taken the fourth ODI lightly, but not Rohit Sharma who raced to the highest ODI score by any batsman. He scored 264 off 173 balls with 33 fours and 9 sixes. In the last 10 overs, he scored more than 100 runs and was an involved in 128-run stand with Robin Uthappa who scored just 16 of those runs. Uthappa gave as much strike to Rohit who looks in devastating mood. In this match too, Kohli was run-out with Rohit at the other end. India took a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.
Rohit’s 208* against SL at Mohali in 2017
India were trailing 0-1 in the three-match ODI series going into the second ODI at Mohali. Rohit led from the front as he was the captain instead of rested Virat Kohli. Rohit cracked 208* off 153 balls with 13 fours and 12 sixes. Rohit carried the bat through the innings. Rohit reached his ton in the 40th over and then broke loose. He cracked his second 104 runs in 35 balls and slammed 100 runs and more in the last 10 overs. It was the third double ton for Rohit in ODIs.
Karn Kaushal’s 202 against Sikkim in 2018
Uttarakhand opener Karn Kaushal slammed 202 off 135 balls in a Plate Group match against Sikkim in 2018. He is the first batsman to score a double-century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He went past Ajinkya Rahane’s score of 187 for Mumbai against Maharashtra in Pune in 2007-08 to record the highest Vijay Hazare individual score then. Karn has played 14 List A matches, scoring 757 runs @ 58.23 with 4 tons and 2 fifty.
Sanju Samson’s 212* against Goa in 2019
Sanju Samson is the 6th Indian to score a double ton in List A cricket. Playing for Kerala, he scored 212 not out off 129 balls against Goa in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He cracked 21 fours and 10 sixes during the knock. It is the highest score in List A cricket by any keeper. He went past the record of Abid Ali (209*) in the Pakistan One-Day Cup. Also, it’s the fastest List A 200 (125 balls) by an Indian cricketer. This was Samson’s maiden ton in List-A cricket.