Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw created history on Sunday (March 14) as he became the first-ever batsman to score 800 runs in a single edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Shaw achieved this feat during the final against Uttar Pradesh (UP) in which he smashed 73 runs of 39 balls despite getting hit on the shin when he was fielding at first slip during UP’s batting.
Shaw has been in sublime form through the tournament ending with 827 runs from 8 matches which include a double century, four centuries, one half-century. This comes after he was dropped from the Indian squad for his below-par performance in the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Mumbai started the group stages of the competition in fine form as they won all their opening five matches to top the group. They would then crush Saurashtra in the quarter finals by nine wickets with Shaw scoring 185. The right-hander would follow this performance by scoring 165 runs against Karnataka in the semi-finals that would help Mumbai win the match by 72 runs.
The final match between the two teams is going on with UP scoring 312/4 in their 50 overs as opener Madhav Kaushik scored 158 runs while Samarth Singh and Akshdeep Nath contributed with half-centuries. Mumbai started their inning strongly as Shaw went after the bowlers and helped Mumbai reach 89 in 9 overs.
Mumbai are 174-2 in 25 overs at the time of writing and requires 174 runs to win the final.