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Shikhar Dhawan headlines list for most runs in a single edition of Under-19 World Cup

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India’s opening batter Shikhar Dhawan has scored the most runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup

During the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, Dhawan amassed 505 runs in seven matches at an impressive average of 84.16. The swashbuckling southpaw smashed three hundreds and one fifty in the tournament. 

Dhawan smashed 155 off 138 balls against Scotland and followed it up with another impressive hundred (120 off 148 balls) versus hosts Bangladesh. He registered his third ton against Sri Lanka, scoring a 136-ball 146.

Interestingly, the New Delhi-born cricketer has been the only batter till date to score more than 500 runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup.

Second on the list for most runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup is former Australia cricketer Brett Williams

During the inaugural edition of the Under-19 World Cup in Australia in 1988, Williams accumulated 471 runs in nine matches at an average of 52.33. The right-handed batter smashed two centuries and three fifties in the tournament.

Former Australia captain Cameron White is third on the list for most runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup. White scored 423 runs in eight matches at an average of 70.50 during the 2002 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He registered one hundred and two half-centuries to his name.

England’s Jack Burnham and West Indies’ Alick Athanaze complete the top five list for most runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup. 

While Burnham amassed 420 runs in six matches during the 2016 edition in Bangladesh, Athanaze registered 420 runs in the same number of matches in the 2018 edition held in New Zealand.

Most runs in a single edition of Under-19 World Cup

Player Runs Year
Shikhar Dhawan (India) 505 2004
Brett Williams (Australia) 471 1988
Cameron White (Australia) 423 2002
Jack Burnham (England) 420 2016
Alick Athanaze (West Indies) 418 2018
Shadman Islam (Bangladesh) 406 2014
Yashasvi Jaiswal (India) 400 2020
Dominic Hendricks (South Africa) 391 2010
Anamul Haque (Bangladesh) 365 2012
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 364 1998
Cheteshwar Pujara (India) 349 2006
Graeme Smith (South Africa) 348 2000
Tanmay Srivastava (India) 262 2008

Featured photo: FARJANA K. GODHULY / AFP

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