Sanju Samson hits List A double century, scripts these records
Sanju Samson has been a cricketer with a huge potential. Time and time again, the promising wicket-keeper batsman has come up with some brilliant knocks across formats. And this time, the Kerala batsman smashed a historical record in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. He registered an unbeaten double ton in a List A match against Goa. Here's more.
Brilliant Samson smashes a host of records
Samson hit an unbeaten 212 in 129 balls, scoring the highest List A score by a wicket-keeper batsman. He surpassed the 209* by Pakistani cricketer Abid Ali. His 212* is the highest score in Vijay Hazare Trophy history. Samson also smashed the fastest List A 200 by an Indian batsman, besides being the first one to do so batting at number three position.
Samson stuns one and all with his brilliance
Samson came out to bat for Kerala with the side at 15/1. From thereon it was his show, as he conquered the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur. The right-handed batsman smashed 21 fours and 10 sixes to reach the mammoth individual score. His heroics helped Kerala post a massive total of 377 for 3 in 50 overs. Sachin Baby (127) played a crucial knock.
Record partnership by Samson and Baby
Samson and Baby shared a majestic 338-run stand for the third wicket. This is the highest partnership for the third wicket in List A matches. They overcame TS Curtis and Tom Moody's unbeaten 309-run stand set in 1994 during the match between Worcestershire and Surrey.
Samson joins an elite list
Indians to score List A 200s— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 12, 2019
3 - Rohit Sharma
1 - Sachin Tendulkar/Virender Sehwag
1 - Shikhar Dhawan (248 for India A v SA-A in Aug 2013)
1 - Karn Kaushal (202 for Uttarakhand) in 2018/19
1 - Sanju Samson (212* for Kerala) - today!
Selectors should take note after Samson's heroics
Sanju Samson has done himself a world of good by this massive century. He is one of the players in the radar of the Indian selectors. With primary choice Rishabh Pant being a let down in limited-overs, Samson has definitely put himself in the mix. With all the potential and talent Samson has, it will be a fitting manner to see him represent India.