[caption id="attachment_898965" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-898965" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Sanju-Samson_IANS.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="426" /> Sanju Samson slammed 212 not out off 129 balls to set up Kerala's win over Goa. IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Kerala wicket keeper-batsman Sanju Samson made a case for himself for the upcoming T20s against Bangladesh by hitting a blistering double century as Kerala thrashed Goa by 104 runs in their Elite Group A game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Riding on Samson's record-breaking unbeaten 212 off just 129 balls, Kerala posted a mammoth 377/3 on the board and restricted Goa to 153/3 after play was called off due to inclement weather. <p></p> <p></p>Goa were 104 runs short of the revised target. The cynosure of all eyes at the Alur Cricket Stadium II near here was Samson. <p></p> <p></p>Opting to bat, Kerala lost openers skipper Robin (10) and Vishnu Vinod (7) cheaply and were in a spot of bother at 31-2. But Samson, who struck 21 fours and 10 sixes in his knock, hammered the opposition bowlers. <p></p> <p></p>With this knock, Samson holds the record for the highest Indian List A domestic score, after he went past Karn Kaushal's 202, scored for Uttarakhand. <p></p> <p></p>Samson is the eighth Indian to score a double hundred in List A cricket. His is also the highest score by a wicket- keeper in List A matches, surpassing 209 by Abid Ali. <p></p> <p></p>Also Samson hit the fastest List A 200 by an Indian, (in 129 balls). He also became the first Indian to score a list A 200 at number three position. <p></p> <p></p>Samson and two-down Sachin Baby (127 off 135 balls) conjured a massive 338-run stand for the third wicket. Baby struck seven boundaries and four sixes. <p></p> <p></p>The partnership of 338 betweenSamson and Baby is a new List A record for the third wicket, as they went past the 309 run stand betweenTim Curtis and Tom Moody for Worcestershire in 1994. <p></p> <p></p>Samson thus made a case for himself and played a timely knock, with Rishabh Pant struggling and the future of veteran stumper-batsman MS Dhoni uncertain. The chase was always going to be uphill task for Goa, who fell way beyond the target. <p></p> <p></p>Elsewhere, Jharkhand eked out a three-wicket win versus Andhra with middle-order batsman Virat Singh remaining unbeaten at 74. Karnataka defeated Saurashtra by eight wickets to win full four points. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Kerala 377/3 (Sanju Samson 212 not out, Sachin Baby 127; Lakshay Garg 1-73) beat Goa 153/3 (Tunish Sawkar 56, Aditya Kaushik 50 not out; Sandeep Warrior 1-22) by 104 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Kerala 4 points, Goa 0 points. <p></p> <p></p>Andhra 265/6 (Kranthi Kumar 72, Ricky Bhuvi 59; Varun Aaron 2-54 ) lost to Jharkhand 266/7 (Virat Singh 74 not out, Saurabh Tiwari 56; Prithvi Raj Yarra 2-58) by 3 wickets. <p></p> <p></p>Jharkhand 4 points, Andhra 0 points. <p></p> <p></p>Saurashtra 212 all out (Prerak Mankad 86, Chirag Jani 66; M Prasidh Krishna 5-19) lost to Karnataka 213/2 (Devdutt Padikkal 103 not out, Manish Pandey 67 not out; Prerak Mankad 2-33) by 8 wickets. Karnataka 4 points, Saurashtra 0 points.