Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Prithvi Shaw Breaks Mayank Agarwal's Record Of Scoring Most Runs In Single Edition
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: During Mumbai's ongoing match against Karnataka, Prithvi Shaw broke Mayank Agarwal's record of most runs scored in a single season.
- Earlier, Prithvi Shaw slammed an unbeaten knock of 185 vs Saurashtra
- He slammed 165 runs off 122 balls vs Karnataka
- Devdutt Padikkal is also close to crossing Mayank Agarwal's score
Mumbai skipper Prithvi Shaw on Thursday broke Mayank Agarwal's record of scoring most runs in a single Vijay Hazare Trophy edition. In the ongoing edition, Shaw has managed to score 754 runs from seven matches and as a result, he has broken Agarwal's record who had registered 723 runs in the 2017-18 edition. Karnataka's Devdutt Padikkal is also in the running to break Agarwal's record as he has registered 673 runs in this year's competition. Shaw on Thursday registered his fourth century in the ongoing edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy and became the leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament. Shaw scored a century while playing for Mumbai in the second semi-final against Karnataka at the Palam A Stadium.
The right-handed batsman brought up his hundred off just 79 balls in the semi-final against Karnataka with the help of 12 fours and 3 sixes. The 21-year-old Shaw went on to play a knock of 165 runs off just 122 balls with the help of 17 fours and 7 sixes.
Shaw has led Mumbai in three games in the tournament and in these three games, Shaw returned with one double-century and two tons.
Earlier this week, Shaw broke Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli's record of the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in a List A chase. Prithvi achieved the feat when he hammered an unbeaten 185 off 123 balls against Saurashtra on Tuesday.
While Dhoni had smashed a whirlwind unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka in Jaipur in 2005, Kohli had hit 183 to steer India to a six-wicket win over Pakistan in the Asia Cup clash in Dhaka in 2012.
Prithvi surpassed both Dhoni and Kohli's score while guiding Mumbai into the semi-finals.