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Shaw smashes the second-highest score in England

Last updated on 09 Aug 2023 | 04:07 PM
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Shaw smashes the second-highest score in England

Here are a few noteworthy stats from Prithvi Shaw's 244 for Northamptonshire against Somerset in One-Day Cup 2023

The start to Prithvi Shaw’s County stint was mediocre. He suffered a comical dismissal on his debut for 34, and in the follow-up innings, he scored 26. However, in his third innings, the Mumbai batter was an unstoppable force. He not only registered his first century, but also converted that into a double. 

En route his 244 from 153 balls, he broke many records. Here is a list of a few:

-Shaw's score of 244 is the second-best individual score by a batter in List-A cricket in England. Only Ali Brown of Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002 has a higher score.

-His score of 244 is the fourth-highest score by an Indian in List-A cricket. Narayan Jagadeesan holds the record with 277 against Arunachal Pradesh (overall best). Rohit Sharma (264) against Sri Lanka and Dhawan (248) against South Africa A acquire the second and third spot. 

-His score of 244 is also the second-highest for a batter in List-A cricket away from his home country. While playing for India A in 2013, Shikhar Dhawan smashed 248 against South Africa A in Pretoria, the highest. 

-Shaw became the first Indian to register a double-century in England in List-A cricket. Previously, Sourav Ganguly's 183 against Sri Lanka in 1999 in Taunton was the highest for an Indian batter. 

-Shaw also became the first Northamptonshire batter to hit a double century in List-A cricket. Wayne Larkins, against Warwickshire in 1983, scored an unbeaten 172 in Luton, the previous best for Northamptonshire. 

-In List-A cricket, he became the fourth batter to hit multiple double-hundreds. His first one came against Puducherry (227*) in 2021. Only Rohit Sharma has more double hundreds than him. 

-Shaw is the first batter to hit double centuries for two teams in two different countries. His first came for Mumbai in India and today for Northamptonshire in England. 

-Shaw reached the milestone in just 129 balls, which is the second-fastest by an Indian in List-A. In his knock of 210 against Bangladesh, Ishan Kishan reached the landmark in 126 balls. 

-Throughout his innings, Shaw smashed 28 fours and 11 sixes, a total of 39 boundaries. In a 200+ knock, this is the third-most. Rohit, in his knock against Sri Lanka, and Ali Brown's 268 against Glamorgan consisted of 42 boundaries, the joint-most. Jagadeesan had hit 40 boundaries - Where data is available.

-Shaw surpassed his previous best score of 227* against Puducherry.

-Thanks to Shaw's double, Northamptonshire hoisted their second 400+ total. Against Nottinghamshire in 2016, they had posted a total of 425 while chasing a target of 446, their highest. 

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