Phil Hughes scored 202 against South Africa A © Getty Images
Phil Hughes scored 202 against South Africa A © Getty Images

Jul 29, 2014

Phil Hughes became the first Australian batsman to score a double century in List A cricket. He achieved the milestone during the Quadrangular series Down Under, while playing for Australia A against South Africa A. Hughes hit 202 not out and is the 15th man to achieve the milestone in List A cricket. Thus, Hughes strengthens his case to make it back into the Australian one-day team. He played his last game for them in November 2013.

Here are some facts and figures about double tons in List A cricket:

  •  Alistair Brown is the only man to achieve the feat twice. He has the highest of 268, which he got in 2002 while playing for Surrey against Glamorgan. It remains the highest score in List A cricket. His first double ton came in 1997 against Hampshire.
  • Sachin Tendulkar was the first man to score a double hundred in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). He achieved the feat against South Africa at Gwalior in 2010. His compatriots Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma have emulated his feat since.
  • Graeme Pollock was the first man to score a double ton in List A cricket. He achieved the feat in 1974 while playing for Eastern Province against Border.
  • South Africa A are the only side to concede two double tons. In 2013, Shikhar Dhawan smashed 248 against them. That also came in a multilateral event, with Australia A being participants.
  • Since Tendulkar’s double, five more men have emulated the feat, four of those have come since 2013.

 

Batsman Score For Against Year
Alistair Brown 268 Surrey Glamorgan 2002
Shikhar Dhawan 248 India A South Africa A 2013
Graeme Pollock 222* Eastern Province Border 1974
Jamie How 222 Central Districts Northern Districts 2013
Virender Sehwag** 219 India West Indies 2011
Rohit Sharma** 209 India Australia 2013
Mohammad Ali 207 Pakistan Customs Defence Housing Authority 2005
Alvin Kallicharran 206 Warwickshire Oxfordshire 1984
Khalid Latif 204* Karachi Dolphins Quetta Bears 2009
Alistair Brown 203 Surrey Hampshire 1997
Alan Barrow 202* Natal African XI 1975
Phil Hughes 202* Australia A South Africa A 2014
Ravi Bopara 201* Essex Leicestershire 2008
Vince Wells 201 Liecestershire Berkshire 1996
Sachin Tendulkar** 200* India South Africa 2010

**In One-Day Internationals (ODIs)