Northamptonshire‘s star batter Prithvi Shaw set the cricketing world ablaze with a jaw-dropping double century during a scintillating performance in the ongoing England Domestic One-Day Cup. The explosive Indian batter, making only his third appearance in the UK domestic circuit, hammered an astonishing 244 runs off just 153 balls against Somerset.
Shaw’s innings was nothing short of a cricketing masterclass. After reaching his century, Shaw shifted into overdrive, taking only 22 balls to surge from 100 to an incredible 150. His impeccable timing, powerful strokes, and remarkable shot selection left Somerset’s bowling attack reeling. Shaw’s knock featured a staggering 25 boundaries and 8 towering sixes, leaving the crowd at the County Ground in Northampton in raptures.
Shaw’s rampage continued unabated as the match entered its final phase. Displaying extraordinary fitness and skill, he relentlessly attacked Somerset’s bowlers during the last 10 overs, propelling Northamptonshire to an imposing total of 415/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Shaw’s ability to accelerate and dominate even in the face of mounting pressure highlighted his maturity as a batter beyond his years.
From unconventional debut to double century heroics
Shaw’s presence in the England Domestic One-Day Cup has injected a fresh dynamic into the tournament. Having committed to representing Northamptonshire in both the County Championship and the One-Day Cup, Shaw joined the ranks of other prominent Indian cricketers participating in the 2022-23 UK domestic season, including Cheteshwar Pujara (Sussex), Ajinkya Rahane (Leicestershire), Arshdeep Singh (Kent), and Navdeep Saini (Worcestershire).
Although Shaw’s journey in the England Domestic One-Day Cup has been a tale of contrasting fortunes. In his debut match against Gloucestershire, Shaw’s promising innings of 34 runs off 35 balls showcased his skill and determination. But, his dismissal, marked by accidentally kicking his own stumps while attempting a shot, drew attention for its unusual nature. Undeterred by the setback, Shaw quickly bounced back, proving his mettle and setting the stage for his remarkable double century.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
𝟮𝟰𝟰. 👑 pic.twitter.com/RHwQUbBjOi
— Northamptonshire CCC (@NorthantsCCC) August 9, 2023
The moment Prithvi Shaw completed the Double Hundred in RLODC.
– Shaw is back….!!!!!!pic.twitter.com/dSdcN3zUfu
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 9, 2023
Vibe hai Vibe hai 🔥
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) August 9, 2023
Prithvi Shaw in 2023:
Scored his maiden triple hundred – 379 in 383 balls in the Ranji Trophy.
Scored 244 in 153 balls in the Royal London One Day Cup. pic.twitter.com/QhG2tOyaWk
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 9, 2023
Highest List-A score outside home country:
248 – Shikhar Dhawan
India A v South Africa A, 2013
244 – Prithvi Shaw
Northants v Somerset, today pic.twitter.com/vmraYGLAmK
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) August 9, 2023
Most Double Hundreds in List A Cricket :
Rohit Sharma – 3
Prithvi Shaw – 2
Mumbai Lobby Running the Indian CRICKET! pic.twitter.com/JT2bCWpj6l
— ᴘʀᴀᴛʜᴍᴇsʜ⁴⁵ (@45Fan_Prathmesh) August 9, 2023
— Himanshu Pareek (@Sports_Himanshu) August 9, 2023
HISTORY – Prithvi Shaw scored 2nd highest score in the history of English List A cricket.
He scored 244(153) today for Northamptonshire! pic.twitter.com/M4bPimPmIr
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) August 9, 2023
Prithvi Shaw has a Double Hundred in Royal London One Day Cup.
Prithvi Shaw scores an unbeaten 244 runs in just 153 deliveries with 28 fours and 11 sixes.
He is only the 2nd Indian after Rohit Sharma to score 2 double hundreds in List A Cricket.pic.twitter.com/s7xsFzLdC4
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) August 9, 2023
23 year old Indian opening batter Prithvi Shaw played incredible knock of 244 on 153 balls for Northamptonshire against Somerset in Metro Bank One Day Cup 🏏
Believe me he is just 23….. pic.twitter.com/CKiUavMawv
— Shahzaib Ali 🇵🇰 (@DSBcricket) August 9, 2023
Double hundred for Prithvi Shaw in Metro bank One day Cup 2023 pic.twitter.com/fvLqEyaEuE
— ` (@kurkureter) August 9, 2023
A crazy knock from Prithvi Shaw in RLODC.
244 runs from just 152 balls including 29 fours & 11 sixes in RLODC.
A knock to remember, his 2nd List A Double Hundred 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HPZh6PuYBt
— VIJAY. (@Onehandedsix) August 9, 2023
Prithvi shaw on the way for wc squad with double century pic.twitter.com/JyyUk2Y6EW
— Supriya (@Supriya_pro) August 9, 2023
You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Prithvi Shaw 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/mC861LckrM
— FightMax (@messibagh) August 9, 2023
Prithvi Shaw with a better IPL team would have been a regular in the t20i side and I’m not even joking https://t.co/IMW90lObKE
— retired ICT fan (@anubhav__tweets) August 9, 2023
Prithvi Shaw scored a double hundred 😭
Another reason why he should come to Mumbai Indians and play with the owner of double hundred club Rohit Sharma.
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) August 9, 2023
Hold on guys
The REAL GENERATIONAL TALENT IS BACK ……
Prithvi Shaw. 🔥
200 off just 129 balls with 24 fours and 8 sixes. 🤯😱 pic.twitter.com/zrI5ETpm9l
— Lord Shaw™ (@Fire_cracker56) August 9, 2023