Stats: Highest individual scores in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Stats: Highest individual scores in Vijay Hazare Trophy

The 24-year-old took on the Mumbai bowlers smashing 17 fours and seven sixes in his 118-ball innings.

Hanuma Vihari
Hanuma Vihari. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Despite their failure to progress to the next rounds, Andhra showed consistency in all the three domestic tournaments which weren’t possible without their captain Hanuma Vihari’s dream season with the bat. The Andhra skipper amassed 752 runs in the league stage including a triple century as his team took first innings lead in four matches and won one outright in their first five games but a conceding first innings lead in the final game cost them a berth in the Quarters.

Vihari scored 117 runs and took four wickets to help his team win four out of five games in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Zonal round but the one loss cost them a place in the Super League. He scored 347 runs in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy so far in which they won all the six matches and are set to enter the knockouts with an undefeated record. In their final league game on Wednesday, Vihari struck a blistering 169-run knock against Mumbai.

The 24-year-old took on the Mumbai bowlers smashing 17 fours and seven sixes in his 118-ball innings. He thus recorded the highest List A innings by an Andhra player surpassing Y Gnaneswara Rao’s unbeaten 159 against Kerala in 2007/08. He also became the first Andhra player to hit as many as seven sixes in a List A innings. Vihari’s innings is also the 5th highest individual score in the Inter-State One-Day matches. Deepak Hooda recorded the highest innings for Baroda of 161 on Tuesday against Railways which is the joint 10th highest on this list.

Vihari had a real chance for scoring the first ever double century in Indian domestic List A cricket as he needed 31 more runs when he finally got out in the 42nd over. He put on a 254-run stand for the 2nd wicket with KS Bharat who scored 83 runs in this partnership which is less than half of what Vihari scored. Their partnership is now the Andhra’s highest for any wicket in List A cricket bettering the previous best partnership by 49 runs.

Having scored his career best of an unbeaten 302 in the Ranji Trophy, Vihari had a chance of becoming the first player in the history to score a first-class triple century and a List A double century in the same season. Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma all scored a triple ton in FC and a double ton in List A but none of them done this feat in the same season or same calendar year.

Highest individual scores in Vijay Hazare Trophy history:

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(Stats as on February 14, 2018)