Vijay Hazare Trophy: Prithvi Shaw slams fourth century for Mumbai to become tournament’s leading run-scorer

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Prithvi Shaw slams fourth century for Mumbai to become tournament’s leading run-scorer

Mumbai skipper and opening batsman Prithvi Shaw on Thursday (March 11) slammed his fourth century in the ongoing edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Shaw bagged his ton while playing for Mumbai in the second semi-final against Karnataka at the Palam A Stadium in New Delhi and became the leading run-scorer in the tournament.

The 21-year-old brought up his century off just 79 deliveries in the much-anticipated semi-final against Karnataka. To reach the land-mark score, Shaw smashed 12 fours and 3 sixes. The Team India batsman then went on to score 165-run off just 122 deliveries on the back of 17 fours and 7 sixes.

This blistering innings from Shaw also takes his tally to 754 runs in this year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy as a result.

Prithvi has captained Mumbai in three matches in the Vijary Hazare Trophy and in these three, the right-handed batsman returned with one double-hundred and two centuries.

Earlier in the week, Prithvi successfully broke former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and current India captain Virat Kohli’s long-standing run-scoring record of the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in a List A chase.

The swashbuckling batsman achieved the feat when he smashed an unbeaten 185 off just 123 balls against Saurashtra in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy on March 9.

Back in 2005, MS Dhoni had smashed a whirlwind unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka in Jaipur. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli had also played 183-run knock to steer India to a six-wicket win over Pakistan in the Asia Cup clash in Dhaka, back in 2012.

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