The 23-year-old Indian batter lit up the English county league with his blistering maiden ton which he later converted into a double century. While opening the innings for Northamptonshire Shaw broke several records only in his third game. Prithvi registered 6th Highest Individual Score in List A Cricket.
The explosive right-handed batter was signed by Northamptonshire ahead of the tournament. Whereas the player found a bit of difficulty in arriving in the UK in the first place but later everything went smoothly.
Prithvi arrived in the UK on 30th July as the green chit from BCCI was delayed for his departure considering the Deodar Trophy taking place in the same month.
Prithvi Shaw registered highest ever score in Royal London One-day Cup
After two consecutive failures, the Mumbai-born opening batsman showed his class on the English turf. In his first game against Gloucestershire, he got a start but failed to convert it and got out on 34 runs. On the very next game against Sussex, he was successful in providing a gas start with 17 balls 26 but later got castled by Bradley Currie’s delivery.
However, it didn’t take too long for the 23-year-old to make a statement in the One-day Cup as he ripped apart the Somerset bowling lineup in the third game. Prithvi batted from the very first over of the innings to the last over.
He reached his maiden hundred in just 81 deliveries before shifting gears to reach the mammoth score of 244 runs. The second half of Prithiv’s innings was full of acceleration as he took only 48 balls to reach the 100 to 200 runs mark.
Prithvi’s blistering innings has broken many records including Ollie Robinson’s highest Royal London One-day Cup score (206 in 2022). He has also become the first batter to score List-A double hundreds for two different teams.
Highest Individual Score in List A Cricket
First up on the list is Tamil Nadu-born N Jagdeesan who scored 277 runs last year followed by Ali Brown who made 268 runs in Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy back in 2002.
The third name on the list is Rohit Sharma who is the only player on the list scoring it in International cricket against Sri Lanka back in 2014. The Indian captain scored 264 runs in that game which is still the highest individual score in One-day Internationals.
The list of top List A score is followed by D’Arcy Short and Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 257 and 248 runs, respectively. Following them, Prithvi Shaw secures the 6th position with his 244-run innings yesterday. Interestingly, Prithvi Shaw finds himself twice in the Top 10 of this list twice as his 227-run innings for Mumbai is now ranked in 10th place.
|1||N Jagadeesan||277||Tamil Nadu||2022|
|4||D’Arcy Short||257||West Aus||2018|
|5||Shikhar Dhawan||248||India A||2013|
|7||Martin Guptill||237*||New Zealand||2015|
|8||Travis Head||230||South Aus||2021|