Pune: Pune-based India’s Under-19 batsman Pawan Shah on Wednesday got his name etched in the record books as he registered the second-highest individual score in Youth Tests. Pawan has been honing his skills at Varroc-Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Thergaon, Pune.
A SY B Com student at Ness Wadia College, Pawan was impressive in his splendid innings in Sri Lanka, making good use of cover drives and flicks off his hips on the on-side.
Pawan Shah, who stands second in the list of highest scorers in Youth Tests, scored 282 off 332 balls, including 33 fours and only one six, against Sri Lanka Under-19 on the second day of India’s U-19 final four-day game at Sooriyawewa, Hambantota in Sri Lanka.
Australian Clinton Peake holds the record of the highest score, an unbeaten 304, which he scored against India at Melbourne in March 1995. Shah, who ended Day 1 on 177, reached his double hundred in the 18th over of the day by hitting Kalana Perera for a boundary.
With this score, Shah became the second Indian to score a double-century after Tanmay Srivastava, who had scored 220 against Pakistan in Peshawar in September 2006. That game also featured Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla and Ishant Sharma.