WATCH: Highlights of Sanju Samson's magnificent double ton for Kerala

Samson struck an unbeaten 212 against Goa in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019.

Sanju Samson raising his bat at the end of the innings | Facebook/KCA

Kerala's Sanju Samson rewrote history books with his maiden double hundred in List A cricket against Goa in the elite group encounter of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019. 

Samson, considered one of the country's most promising talents, made a scintillating 129-ball 212* as Kerala went on to post an insurmountable  377/3 in its allotted 50 overs with the bat. 

The 24-year-old had a memorable outing with his outstanding innings, including twenty-one fours and ten maximums. 

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He went past Pakistan batsman Abid Ali's 209*; scored as the highest-ever List A score by a wicketkeeper in a match. Ali had done so for Islamabad versus Peshawar in the National One Day Cup.


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This is also the third-highest List A score in India and fourth by an Indian. Samson now owns the highest-ever individual score in the Vijay Hazare Trophy; eclipsing KV Kaushal of Uttarakhand, who scored 202 against Sikkim last year.

He had a record-breaking partnership of 338 runs with Sachin Baby, who also contributed a wonderful century towards the team's cause. 

Goa bowlers failed miserably in wake of the duo's onslaught before the team's batsmen also struggled under pressure to hand Kerala a crucial 104-run victory.


By Kashish Chadha - 15 Oct, 2019

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