Ishan Kishan on Saturday slammed the fastest ODI double hundred in One-Day Internationals during the ongoing 3rd ODI between India and Bangladesh in Chattogram.
Ishan Kishan, replaced the Indian cricket captain and opener, Rohit Sharma, in the dead rubber against Bangladesh in Chattogram. Kishan has now blasted the fastest ODI double-century off just 126 balls. In doing so, he managed to shatter the previous ODI batting record held by Chris Gayle, who’d taken 138 balls against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.
Kishan reached the milestone by grounding out a yorker from Mustafizur Rahman in the 35th over. With a smart opening of the face of the bat, he guided the ball to the vacant region of the ground.
The feat of scoring three double centuries has been achieved by Rohit Sharma. It was Sharma’s thumb injury that resulted in Kishan coming into the fold. If it was not for Rohit’s injury, we would have not been witness to such brutal innings.
Additionally, Kishan became the fourth ODI double-centurion Indian, after Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar. However, he is the seventh batsman overall to score an ODI double-century, following Gayle, Martin Guptill, and Fakhar Zaman. Kohli and Kishan added 290 for the second wicket, Kohli’s 44th ODI century, and first since August 2019.
Records smashed by Ishan Kishan
- In ODIs away from home, Ishan Kishan became the first Indian player to score a double hundred. Kishan’s inning is the highest score by any batsman against Bangladesh in ODIs. He surpassed Charles Coventry’s 194 not out for Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on August 16, 2009.
- By scoring a double century after reaching his maiden century, Ishan Kishan has become the first batsman in history to achieve this feat.
- Ishan is the first to record a double century in ODIs on Bangladesh soil. In doing so, he surpassed Shane Watson’s record of 185 not out for Australia against Bangladesh at Mirpur in the 2011 Cricket World Cup group stage match against Bangladesh.
- Ishan is the third left-handed batsman to score a double hundred in ODIs. The first two are Chris Gayle who scored 215 runs off 147 balls against Zimbabwe at Canberra on February 24, 2015. The second is Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman who scored 210 not out against Zimbabwe on July 20, 2018.
- Ishan, at 24 years old and 145 days, is the youngest batter to score a double century in ODIs. On the other hand, his senior compatriot Rohit Sharma accomplished the same feat at the age of 26 years and 186 days.
More Records created by Ishan Kishan
It was a bold performance in which he took his time on a tacky pitch. But he never cut loose during the middle overs. This is the earliest anyone has reached a double-hundred in a team inning. It seemed that the unthinkable could happen, but unfortunately, he got out trying to hit his 11th six.
Some of the other records that he tumbled during his majestic inning include:
- During his 290 runs partnership with Virat Kohli for the third wicket, Ishan Kishan scored 68.6% of runs. This is the highest contribution by a player in a stand of 200 runs or more.
- After 30 overs, Ishant scored 179 not out off just 113 balls. It is the most by an Indian batsman in an ODI after 30 overs. The previous best was Shikhar Dhawan scoring 132 not out vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla on August 20, 2017.
- Ishan Kishan scored 150 off just 103 balls. It is the least deliveries taken by an Indian batsman to reach this number. The previous record was made by Virender Sehwag. He scored the same number of runs in 112 balls during his destructive inning of 219 off 149 balls against the West Indies at Indore on December 8, 2011.
- Ishan Kishan was also created as he becomes the fastest to score a double hundred in ODIs. The previous record was held by Chris Gayle when he scored his double century in an ODI against Zimbabwe on February 24, 2015, at Canberra off just 138 balls.
India vs Bangladesh ODI series result
Meanwhile, in the second innings, the Indian bowlers folded Bangladesh for just 182 runs, inflicting their biggest loss in ODI history. Despite winning the final tie by 227 runs, India lost the series 1-2.
For India, Axar Patel and Umran Malik each took two wickets, and Shardul Thakur bagged three wickets. This is India’s second consecutive ODI series loss in Bangladesh. They lost an ODI series in 2015 too under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
Both teams will now lock horns against each other in a two-match test series.