Jagadeesan registers highest-ever individual List A score, breaks these records
Tamil Nadu opener Narayan Jagadeesan shattered flurry of records in the Vijay Hazare Trophy fixture against Arunachal Pradesh. Jagadeesan now has the highest individual score in List A cricket, having slammed a 141-ball 277. He broke the 20-year-old record of Alistair Duncan Brown. Jagadeesan has also become the first-ever batter to slam five consecutive centuries in the 50-over format.
Sixth batter to score a double-century in VHT
TN openers Sai Sudharsan and Jagadeesan were all guns blazing after AP elected to field. The duo shared a 416-run stand before the former departed. Jagadeesan then became the sixth batter to score a double-ton in Vijay Hazare Trophy. He smashed 277, the highest individual score in a List A innings. Jagadeesan broke Ali Brown's record of 268 for Surrey versus Glamorgan in 2002.
Highest score in overall List A cricket
Jagadeesan's 277 is also the highest score in overall List A cricket (men or women). Sripali Weerakkody had slammed an unbeaten 271 against Pushpadana Ladies in the 2007 Sri Lanka Women's One-Day tournament.
Joint-fastest double-century in List A cricket
Jagadeesan completed his double-century in 114 balls, the joint-fastest in List A cricket. He equaled Travis Head's record, who took as many balls for his double-ton against Queensland in the 2021 Marsh One-Day Cup. Jagadeesan's strike rate of 196.45 is the highest for any double-centurion in men's List A cricket. Head previously held this record (181.1), having scored 230 (127) against Queensland in 2021.
Fifth consecutive List A ton
Jagadeesan slammed his fifth consecutive List A century, the first-ever batter to do so. He surpassed Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara, who smashed four consecutive centuries in 2014-15. Alviro Petersen (2015/16) and Devdutt Padikkal (2020/21) also attained this feat. Jagadeesan's scores (centuries) in the ongoing tournament read 277 vs TN, 128 vs Haryana, 168 vs Goa, 107 vs Chhattisgarh, and 114* vs Andhra.
Other feats attained by Jagadeesan
Jagadeesan now holds the record for scoring most centuries in a Vijay Hazare Trophy edition (5). Virat Kohli (2008/09), Padikkal (2020/21), Prithvi Shaw (2020/21), and Ruturaj Gaikwad (2021/22) have four centuries each. Jagadeesan smashed 15 sixes, the most by a batter in a Vijay Hazare Trophy innings. He broke the record of Yashasvi Jaiswal (12 against Jharkhand in the 2019/20 season).
Career List A stats of Jagadeesan
Jagadeesan has racked up 2,059 runs in 42 List A games so far. He has an average of over 45, while his strike rate is in excess of 87. The swashbuckler has eight centuries and six fifties in the format.
TN script these records
The exploits of Sudharsan and Jagadeesan helped Tamil Nadu post 506/2. TN are the first team to score 500-plus runs in men's List A cricket. England held this record earlier, having scored 498/4 against Netherlands (2022). Jagadeesan and Sudharsan have become the first pair to share a 400-run partnership for any wicket in men's List A cricket.