Beyond The Test World May 5, 2008

Singapore batsman hits Twenty20 double hundred

Cricinfo staff

A batsman in Singapore has scored what is believed to be the first Twenty20 double hundred, bludgeoning a remarkable 219 from 56 balls in a club match.

Sagar Kulkarni, 28, hit 18 sixes and 23 fours in his in Marina Club's 368 for 3. His partner for much of his innings was Mulewa Dharmichand, who made 89 off 44 deliveries. "Sagar's most amazing shot was a six over extra-cover which went out of the Kallang ground into the netball courts," Dharmichand said.

"I'm known for ones and twos in regular cricket but I can play shots all around too but even I was shocked by the way I batted," Kulkarni told the Asian Cricket Council. "It's a great feeling and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be able to achieve this feat, especially when nobody in world cricket has done it."