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Aneurin Donald: Glamorgan youngster equals Ravi Shastri's record of fastest double ton in first-class cricket

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

Aneurin Donald: Glamorgan youngster equals Ravi Shastri's record of fastest double ton in first-class cricket
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Wales: 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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