Ranji Trophy: Yash Dhull scores second successive century on debut
India's 2022 U-19 World Cup winning captain Yash Dhull has entered the record books. Dhull has fired a second successive century on debut for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. After hammering 113 runs from 150 balls in the first innings against Tamil Nadu, Dhull managed an unbeaten 113 in the second innings. The Elite Group H encounter in Guwahati ended in a draw.
- To lead India to the U-19 World Cup win and then scoring twin centuries on his First Class debut is a dream achievement for any cricketer.
- This was an absolutely sensational effort from Dhull, who looked solid in his approach.
- The youngster showed he belongs to the big stage and things are going great for him of late.
- He will be buzzing with confidence.
Delhi managed 452/10 in the first innings. Besides Dhull, Lalit Yadav slammed a sensational 177. M Mohammed claimed four wickets. In response, Baba Indrajith (117) and Shahrukh Khan (194) helped TN post 494, taking a slender lead. Delhi didn't lose any wicket in the second innings. They managed 228/0 with Dhruv Shorey scoring an unbeaten 107, besides Dhull's 113*.
As per senior statistician Mohandas Menon, Dhull has now become the only third batsman to make a century in each innings (113 and 113*) on Ranji Trophy debut. He joins an elite list comprising of Nari Contractor (152 and 102*) for Gujarat in 1952-53 and Virag Awate (126 and 112) for Maharashtra in 2012-13.
Dhull has also become the seventh player to score a century in each innings of a Ranji Trophy match for Delhi after MAK Pataudi, Surinder Khanna, Madan Lal, Ajay Sharma, Raman Lamba, and Rishabh Pant.
Dhull hit 18 boundaries in the first innings, scoring 113 from 150 deliveries. He followed that up with an unbeaten 113 from 202 deliveries. He hit 14 fours and a six. Dhull is averaging 226.00 after his debut First Class match.