Aneurin Donald equals Ravi Shastri’s record of fastest double-hundred


Glamorgan’s Aneurin Donald equalled Ravi Shastri’s record of fastest double-century in first-class cricket with a brilliant innings against Derbyshire on Sunday.

Donald equalled the mark set by Shastri in 1985 by getting to his 200 from 123 balls, which included 15 sixes.

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

“I was pleased because it has put the team in a strong position, and after a lean patch recently, delighted to get a big one,” Donald 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”, he added.