Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan’s innings of 248 from 150 balls included 30 boundaries and seven sixes © Getty Images (File Photo)

Aug 12, 2013

Shikhar Dhawan’s 248 off 150 balls for India A against South Africa A at the LC de Villiers Oval on Monday is the second highest score in List A career behind Ali Brown’s 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002. Dhawan hit 30 boundaries (a record he shares with Brown) and seven sixes in his breathtaking knock.

List A includes all the domestic limited overs competitions and One-day Internationals (ODIs). Graeme Pollock became the first person to score a double century (222 not out) in List A career in 1974. Alan Barrow then became the second person to achieve this incredible feat in 1975 playing for Natal against South Africa XI.

Here’s the list of double-tons in the List A format

Rank Player For Against Score Year
1 Ali Brown Surrey Glamorgan 268 2002
2 Shikhar Dhawan India A South Africa A 248 2013
3 Graeme Pollock Eastern Province Border 222* 1974
4 Jamie How Central Districts Northern Districts 222 2012
5 Virender Sehwag India West Indies 219 2011
6 Mohammad Ali Pakistan Customs Defence Housing Authority 207 2005
7 Alvin Kallicharran Warwickshire Oxfordshire 206 1984
8 Ali Brown Surrey Hampshire 203 1997
9 Khalid Latif Karachi Dolphins Quetta 204* 2009
10 Alan Barrow Natal South African XI 202 1975
11 Ravi Bopara Essex Leicestershire 201* 2008
12 Vince Wells Leicestershire Berkshire 201 1996
13 Sachin Tendulkar India South Africa 200 2010

Three Indians feature in the list. The first Indian to reach this list was Sachin Tendulkar who scored 200 not out against South Africa in Gwalior in 2010. Virender Sehwag was second Indian in the list who scored 219 against West Indies in Indore.