Prithvi Shaw becomes 1st Cricketer to Score 800 Runs in a Single Edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy
With his recent performance in this year’s edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Prithvi Shaw has surely made a strong case for himself for a comeback in the Indian side. According to Hindustan Times, Shaw who had already got passed Mayank Agarwal’s tally for most runs in one season of the tournament during the semi-final against Karnataka, added yet another record to his name by becoming the first cricketer to score more than 800 runs in a single edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy – the domestic one-day tournament of India.
Mumbai captain Shaw achieved the feat in the finals of the tournament on Sunday against Uttar Pradesh. Shaw who played an innings of 73 off just 39 balls in Mumbai’s 313-run chase, finished the tournament with 827 runs in 8 matches.
According to the publication, Shaw, who lost his place in the Indian Test side after disappointing tours of New Zealand and Australia, got to his fifty off just 30 balls in the final against Uttar Pradesh. The attacking right-hander hit a six-off UP pacer Shivam Mavi to complete his fifty. Shaw’s menacing performance was put to a halt by Mavi’s short ball.
Shaw hit 10 fours and four sixes in his stay in the middle. The fact that his innings came after he had to be carried off the field with an injury during UP’s innings really speaks a lot about the young cricketer’s character.
Earlier, Madhav Kaushik and Akshdeep Nath played knocks of 158 and 55 respectively as Uttar Pradesh registered 312/4 in the allotted fifty overs. Kaushik’s unbeaten 158-run knock is the most number of runs scored by a batsman in the finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.