Mayank Agarwal © Getty Images
Mayank Agarwal scored 176 for India A against South Africa A recently © Getty Images

Mayank Agarwal scored 176 for India A against South Africa A at Chennai on August 13, 2015. It was his second score in excess of 150 in his List A career. Bharath Seervi lists Indians who scored two or more individual scores of 150 in their List A careers.

Playing in just his 23rd match, Mayank Agarwal scored the second 150 of his List A career. He scored 176 for India A against South Africa A at Chennai on August 13, 2014 in the sixth match of the triangular A-series tournament involving Australia A, India A and South Africa A. He had earlier scored 162 for his home team Karnataka against Andhra in Secunderabad in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on November 7, 2014.

Mayank joined the elite club of Indians making more multiple List A 150s. Before him, only ten Indian cricketers have gone on to score do the same in their List A careers, but Mayank has taken the fewest matches (23). Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the most 150s by Indians in List A cricket (5). No other Indian has got even four.

Sachin Tendulkar’s five 150s:

Batsman Runs For Against Venue Date Result
 

Sachin Tendulkar

200* India South Africa Gwalior 24-Feb-10 Won
186* India New Zealand Hyderabad 08-Nov-99 Won
175 India Australia Uppal 05-Nov-09 Lost
163* India New Zealand Christchurch 08-Mar-09 Won
152 India Namibia Pietermaritzburg 23-Feb-03 Won

–          All five of Tendulkar’s 150s have come in One-Day internationals (ODIs). He also holds the world record for most ODI 150s.

Indians with three List A 150s:

Batsman Runs Team Opposition Venue Date Result
Dinesh Mongia 159* India Zimbabwe Guwahati 19-Mar-02 Won
159 Punjab Jammu & Kashmir Delhi 14-Feb-06 Won
158 Punjab Jammu & Kashmir Delhi 05-Dec-00 Won
Shikhar Dhawan 248 India A South Africa A Pretoria 12-Aug-13 Won
155* Delhi Haryana Rohtak 16-Feb-10 Won
152 India A India B Rajkot 30-Sep-12 Won

–          Dinesh Mongia also has a First-Class triple century, also for Punjab against Jammu & Kashmir (his two 150s have been against them) in 2000-01 season of Ranji Trophy.

–          Two of Shikhar Dhawan’s 150s have come for India A.

–          The 248 by Dhawan is the third-highest individual score in List A cricket behind Alistair Brown’s 268 Rohit Sharma’s 264.

Indians with two 150s in List-A career

Batsman Runs Team Opposition Venue Date Result
Gautam Gambhir 150* India Sri Lanka Eden Gardens 24-Dec-09 Won
150 India Sri Lanka Premadasa 05-Feb-09 Won
Mayank Agarwal 162 Karnataka Andhra Secunderabad 07-Nov-14 Won
176 India A South Africa A Chepauk 13-Aug-15 Won
Mohammad Azharuddin 161* Hyderabad Goa Secunderabad 27-Dec-94 Won
153* India Zimbabwe Cuttack 09-Apr-98 Won
Robin Uthappa 169 Karnataka Goa Porvorim 14-Feb-13 Won
160 Karnataka Kerala Margao 13-Jan-05 Won
Rohit Sharma 264 India Sri Lanka Eden Gardens 13-Nov-14 Won
209 India Australia Chinnaswamy 02-Nov-13 Won
Sourav Ganguly 183 India Sri Lanka Taunton 26-May-99 Won
153* India New Zealand Gwalior 11-Nov-99 Won
Virender Sehwag 219 India West Indies Indore 08-Dec-11 Won
175 India Bangladesh Mirpur 19-Feb-11 Won
Wasim Jaffer 178* Mumbai Baroda Pune 27-Feb-08 Won
170* Mumbai Delhi Kotla 18-Mar-07 Won

–          For Gautam Gambhir, Rohit, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag, both 150s have come in ODIs.

–          Wasim Jaffer’s 150s (178* and 170*) came while chasing targets (359 and 298). He remained not out and won both matches for Mumbai — in a span of just four innings!

Mayank scored his second 150 in just his 23rd innings. He is by far the quickest Indian to score two 150s in List A cricket. Only one more Indian achieved this in his first 100 innings — Wasim Jaffer (in his 57th innings). Everyone else has taken more than 100.

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at @SeerviBharath and on Facebook here)