Sanju Samson double century: The Kerala wicket-keeper batsman dictated terms from the word go during record-breaking century.
Kerala wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson registered his maiden List A double century in the ongoing season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Having scored one half-century in five matches in the tournament till now, Samson finally converted his starts into a formidable innings against Goa in Alur.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the fourth over, Samson shared a magnificent 338-run partnership for the third wicket with Sachin Baby to bolster Kerala to 377/3 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. After Kerala captain Robin Uthappa won the toss and chose to bat, they have scored a match-winning total.
It is worth mentioning that Samson hadn’t scored a List A century before this match. From this to scoring the highest score by a batsman in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match, the 24-year old batsman has once again brought his name into contention for selection in the national team.
Remaining unbeaten till the end, Samson scored 212* (129) with the help of 21 fours and 10 sixes. Other than Samson, Baby also contributed with 127 (135) with the help of seven fours and four sixes.
Samson has become the sixth Indian batsman to cross the 200-run mark in the List A format. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Karn Kaushal are the other batsmen who have achieved the feat in the past.
Sanju Samson double century:
Well done @IamSanjuSamson on a double hundred in a domestic one-day game!!! This man is bursting at seams with talent and talent must meet opportunity very soon @BCCI @StarSportsIndia #VijayHazareTrophy #VijayHazare
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 12, 2019
Congratulations @IamSanjuSamson. A double century in a List A game is a special achievement. Look forward to more
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 12, 2019
Sanju Samson: 212* off 129
– Highest List A score by a keeper (Prev: 209* by Abid Ali)
– Highest score in #VijayHazare (Prev: 202 by KV Kaushal)
– Fastest List A 200 by an Indian (125 balls)
– 1st Indian to score List A 200 at No.3 position
– Highest maiden century in List A
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) October 12, 2019
Highest scores by a wicket-keeper in List-A matches:-
212* – SANJU SAMSON for Kerala, today
209* – Abid Ali for Islamabad, 2018
200 – Kamran Akmal for WAPDA, 2018
183* – MS Dhoni for India, 2005
178* – Q de Kock for South Africa, 2016
178 – H Nicholls for Canterbury, 2015
— Kausthub241 (@kaustats) October 12, 2019
In transit in Frankfurt on the way to the @IPUparliament meeting in Belgrade when i get the news that Thiruvananthapuram’s own Sanju Samson has hit 200 in a Vijay Hazare 50 over game! Ten sixes, 20 fours. Don’t know if our white-ball selectors were watching?! pic.twitter.com/tnJmf6QNRM
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 12, 2019
The moment Sanju Samson completed his double hundred. pic.twitter.com/MqmbkZskxN
— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) October 12, 2019
SANJU SAMSON. TAKE A BOW.
Double century in a 50 over game! What an innings! If he gets enough runs and stays consistent, then it’s just tough to keep him out of the Indian squad.
— Sooraj Jayaraman (@yoyosooraj619) October 12, 2019
Sanju Samson smashes a fastest double century by an Indian in List A Cricket…
200 in 125 Balls 🔥
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 12, 2019
Well played Sanju Samson! You don’t often see such fiery stuffs often in domestic circuit. He has proved enough to book a place in national team and definitely deserves a chance. #VijayHazare @IamSanjuSamson
— CricStay (@CricStay) October 12, 2019
Sanju Samson has just slammed a double century with 10 sixes in a Vijay HazareTrophy . Well done boy
— Siddharth (@SiddiesRai) October 12, 2019
— Hari Shankar S (@mailtoharishan1) October 12, 2019
Special achievement from a special talent!! 🔥
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 12, 2019
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