Cricket

Glamorgan teen smashes fastest double-century

2016-07-18 08:08
Aneurin Donald (Getty Images)

Colwyn Bay - Glamorgan teenager Aneurin Donald equalled the record for the fastest double-century in first-class cricket with a stunning innings against Derbyshire on Sunday.

Donald's knock included 15 sixes, with his 200 from just 123 balls equalling the mark set by former India international Ravi Shastri in his home country in 1985.

The 19-year-old came to the crease at Colwyn Bay with his side 96-3 in the County Championship encounter, and immediately went on the attack before reaching his maiden Championship ton with a six.

It took the former England Under-19 captain Donald just 43 balls to move from 100 to 200.

"I was pleased because it has put the team in a strong position, and after a lean patch recently, I am delighted to get a big one," he said.

"I had no idea of the records that went, but it was especially pleasing to equal Ravi Shastri's previous record, as he is a former Glamorgan player."

Donald also brought up both his 150 and 200 with sixes, before holing out to long-off after racking up 234 from only 136 deliveries.

Glamorgan ended the first day on 491-8.

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