Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw continues to impress in the One Day Cup in England, delivering another outstanding performance for Northamptonshire against Durham. Shaw’s explosive knock of 125 runs came off just 76 balls, featuring 15 fours and seven sixes, at a remarkable strike rate of 164.47.
In this match, Shaw reached his century in just 68 balls, partnering with Rob Keogh (42) to help Northamptonshire successfully chase down a target of 199 runs in only 25.4 overs. Earlier, Durham had been bowled out for 198 runs in 43.2 overs, with Liam Trevaskis (37), skipper Alex Lees (34), and Jonathan Bushnell (32) being the main contributors. Luke Procter took 4/34 in his nine overs.
Shaw’s century also marked a significant milestone, as he crossed the threshold of 3,000 List-A runs. In 57 matches, he has amassed 3,056 runs at an impressive average of 57.66 and a strike rate of 126.69. His List-A record includes 10 centuries and 11 fifties, with his highest score being an exceptional 244.
In a previous match against Somerset, Shaw had achieved his highest List-A score, a remarkable 244 runs in just 153 balls, aiding Northamptonshire to a victory by 87 runs. His aggressive batting propelled his team to a total of 415/8 in 50 overs. Shaw’s double hundred came off 129 balls, adding to his century reached in 81 balls.
Shaw’s List-A double century is his second, making him one of the few players to achieve this feat. His impressive performances have earned him the title of the leading run-scorer in the One Day Cup, having scored 429 runs in four innings with an average of 143.00 and a strike rate exceeding 152, including two centuries.
Cheteshwar Pujara, another Indian cricketer, has also made his mark in the tournament. Representing Sussex, Pujara holds the second position in the run-scoring charts with 329 runs at an average of 109.66 and a strike rate of 88.44, which includes two centuries and a fifty. Pujara’s List-A record is equally impressive, totaling 5,583 runs in 122 matches and 120 innings, with an average of 58.15, 16 centuries, and 33 fifties, and a best score of 174.
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