On a day every Indian batsman struggled to stay at the crease against Joe Root’s spin on Motera’s rank turner, the domestic Vijay Hazare Trophy saw another clutch of Indian batsmen batting brilliantly to score runs for fun.
Batting first, Mumbai posted a mammoth total of 457 runs on board and 360 of those runs came from Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav. While Shaw remained unbeaten on 227, Yadav scored a quick-fire 133 runs.
Shaw's innings had a whopping 31 boundaries and five sixes, while Suryakumar hit 22 boundaries and four sixes to bring up his 133 runs in just 58 balls.
Twitter couldn't keep calm with such classy knocks on display.
Prithvi Shaw 227*(152)— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 25, 2021
Highest individual score in List A cricket
Ali Brown 268 (160)
Rohit Sharma 264 (173)
D'Arcy Short 257 (148)
Shikhar Dhawan 248 (150)
Martin Guptill 237*(163)
Ben Dunk 229*(157)
PRITHVI SHAW 227*(152) https://t.co/R7a72IE9Vo
You are currently looking at the man who has scored a stunning 💯 for Mumbai in the #VijayHazareTrophy today 💙— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 25, 2021
🏏 133 (58)
👌 26 boundaries
🔥 230 SR#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians @surya_14kumar pic.twitter.com/6ORx7v8Swl
Excellent double century for Shaw! Top effort, should give him a lot of confidence.— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) February 25, 2021
If the batting wasn't enough, Mumbai bowler Prashant Solanki took five wickets by giving 48 runs to help Mumbai register a massive 233-run win.
In another match, out of favour veteran Kedar Jadhav showed that he still has juice in his bat by scoring a ton against Rajasthan. The middle-order batsman played a sensible knock after Rajasthan were down to 85/2 in the 19th over, bringing up his 101 runs in 93 balls, which had five boundaries and four sixes, as Maharashtra beat Rajasthan by 44 runs.
Hundred for Kedar Jadhav - 101* from 93 balls including 5 fours and 4 sixes against Rajasthan in Vijay Hazare Trophy - he played some vital knocks in SMAT and continuing in VH.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 25, 2021
Vijay Hazare Trophy results, February 25
Sikkim beat Manipur by 8 wickets
Meghalaya defeated Mizoram by 2 wickets
Uttarakhand beat Arunachal Pradesh by 8 wickets
Assam defeated Nagaland by 84 runs
Mumbai beat Puducherry by 233 runs
Delhi defeated Himachal Pradesh by 6 wickets
Maharashtra beat Rajasthan by 44 runs
Chandigarh beat Services by 5 runs
Saurashtra beat Bengal by 149 runs
Haryana defeated Jammu & Kashmir by 13 runs
Feature Image Courtesy: AFP/ Noah Sheelam