Vijay Hazare: Karn Veer becomes first to hit a double-tonLast updated on Oct 06, 2018, 05:58 pm
Uttarkhand's Karn Veer Kaushal hit the first ever double century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The opening batsman hit 202 runs off 135 balls in Plate Group encounter against Sikkim.
He eclipsed the previous record-holder Ajinkya Rahane (187).
Rahane had achieved the feat in 2007-08 for Mumbai against Maharashtra.
Here is more on the same.
Kaushal, Saxena put on record opening stand
Kaushal added 296 for the first wicket with Vineet Saxena.
Saxena hit 100 off 133 deliveries.
This 296-run stand is now the highest opening stand in List A cricket in India.
The duo broke the 277-run stand record set by Shikhar Dhawan and Aakash Chopra for Delhi in 2007-08.
Kaushal's blitz helped his side post 366/2 in 50 overs.
Kaushal kept accelerating throughout his innings
Throughout his innings, Kaushal accelerated nicely to keep the run rate high.
He brought up his century in 71 balls and got to his next hundred runs off just 61 deliveries.
Ankush Bains of Himachal Pradesh had earlier smashed 173* this season in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, which then became the third highest score overall.
Now Kaushal sits atop the list.
Kaushal has amassed 3 tons already
Kaushal made his List A debut this season and he has already notched three centuries. He has 467 runs in 7 matches so far. He is the second highest scorer this season after Meghalaya's Punit Bisht (488 runs).