Ishan Kishan on Saturday struck the fastest-ever double hundred in men’s ODI cricket, the fourth Indian men’s batter overall to score ODI 200, in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. Kishan reached the landmark with a quick single, off 126 balls, surpassing Chris Gayle’s 138-ball record.
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Rohit Sharma has three double hundreds in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gayle, Fakhar Zaman and Martin Guptill have hit one double-century each.
Kishan’s 150 off 103 balls is the fastest 150 in men’s ODIs for India. The record was previously held by Sehwag, who got there in 112 balls vs West Indies in 2011. This is also the first ODI hundred by an Indian opener since January 2020. Kishan, at 24 years 145 days, is also the youngest to score a double ton.
Kishan was eventually caught for a blistering 210 off 131 balls. The southpaw slammed 24 fours and 10 sixes during his barnstorming innings. He added 290 for the second wicket with Virat Kohli.
“The wicket was too good to bat on. My intent was very clear. I am blessed to hear my name between such legends. I got out with 15 overs left. I could have got 300 also! I was batting with Virat bhai, and he was spot on with which bowlers I needed to select [to target],” Kishan said about his knock during the innings break.