Vijay Hazare Trophy: Sanju Samson slams second-fastest double century in 50-over cricket history

Written by Vipin Darwade

Sanju Samson scored his maiden double century in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy for Kerala against Goa on Saturday at KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 212 runs from 129 balls, which including 20 fours and 10 sixes.

In the process, the Kerala cricketer also became the sixth Indian batsman to score a double hundred in List A cricket. The other five in the list are Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Karn Kaushal. He is also the third Indian batsman to achieve the feat in the domestic circuit.

The 24-year-old reached his double century from 125 deliveries, the fastest double ton by an Indian batsman and second overall. Australia’s Travis Head holds the record for the fastest double century in List A cricket (120 balls).

Samson’s double ton helped his side post a gigantic 377/3 on the board. The right-handed batsman shared a partnership of 338 runs for the third wicket with Sachin Baby breaking a 25-year-old record.


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