Records tumbled on the second day of the Youth Test between India and Sri Lanka in Hambantota.
Pawan Shah plundered 282 runs – the second-highest individual score in an Under 19 international match – as India piled Sri Lanka under a mountain of runs in the second clash of a two-match series.
The 18-year-old smoked 33 fours and a six during his 332-ball knock, helping push India’s total to 613/8 declared.
Coming in at No.3, Shah first combined with opener Atharwa Taide (177) for a 263-run stand for the second wicket, before adding 160 runs more with Nehal Wadhera (64).
2nd Youth Test, Day 2 Stumps:— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) July 25, 2018
Sri Lanka Under 19s 140/4 (49 ovs) Pasindu Sooriyabandara 51*, Sonal Dinusha 24*, Kamil Mishara 44 : Mohit Jangra 3/43, trail by 473 runs. #SLU19vINDU19#SLU19#INDU19pic.twitter.com/NqLbUP6rMW
However, he missed out on a triple century by 18 runs, and the Indians declared their innings closed soon after his fall.
Shah failed to beat the 304* scored by Clinton Peake – the highest score in an U19 international – against India in Melbourne in 1995. He does, however, hold the Indian record.
The highlight of Shah's innings was the six consecutive fours he scored in the 108th over off Vichithra Perera, the left-arm seamer.
Shah’s knock ensured that Sri Lanka, who lost the opening Test by an innings and 21 runs, are behind the eight-ball yet again.
Hambantota: India U19 613/8 declared (Pawan Shah 282, Atharva Taide 177, Nikhil Wadhera 64) v Sri Lanka 140/4 in 49 overs.
Picture courtesy: @OfficialSLC
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