Jaiswal makes history with double century and ton in Irani Cup

Crickdom Default Featured Image

Yashasvi Jaiswal continued to shine in the Irani Cup, scoring his second century of the match. He helped Rest of India set a formidable target of 437 for Madhya Pradesh. In the first innings, he had scored a brilliant 213, and 144 runs in 2nd innings. At stumps on the penultimate day, MP had lost two wickets and were left needing another 356 runs on the final day to win their first one-match championship.


Jaiswal has amassed an impressive 1,845 runs in the format, boasting an average of over 80. He has converted nine of his innings into tons, with just a couple of fifties to his name. His highest score in FC cricket is 265, and his outstanding performance has led many to predict that he will soon earn a call-up to the Indian team.

Jaiswal exhibited tremendous character during his second-innings century as wickets tumbled around him. After skipper Mayank Agarwal departed for a duck, Jaiswal took over at number three. Despite not receiving much support from the other end, Jaiswal remained aggressive in his batting approach, taking Rest of India past the 200-run mark. In a critical sixth-wicket partnership, Jaiswal and Atit Sheth (30) contributed 61 runs.

Jaiswal’s outstanding performance in the Irani Cup made him the first player to achieve the feat of scoring a double-century and a hundred in the same match. He is also the second player, after Shikhar Dhawan, to score 300 or more runs in a single Irani Cup match. Additionally, Jaiswal became the 11th Indian player to score a First-Class double-century and a hundred in the same game. He also recorded his third double-ton in FC cricket during this match.

Jaiswal’s remarkable display earned him the distinction of having the sixth-highest individual score in Irani Cup history. Only five players to have scored more runs than Jaiswal in this competition. They are Wasim Jaffer (286), Murali Vijay (266), Pravin Amre (246), Surinder Amarnath (235*), and Ravi Shastri (217).

Follow us on Twitter for more!

To Top