The third ODI between India and Bangladesh turned out to be a run-fest for the Indian team as the Men in Blue notched a massive 409-run total in the first innings. Ishan Kishan entered his name in the history books as he notched the fastest double-century in ODI cricket. The southpaw reached the feat in just 126 balls.
Coming into the playing XI in place of injured Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan tore apart Bangladesh’s bowling with a brutal hitting display. The southpaw notched 24 fours and 10 sixes en route to an outstanding knock of 210 runs in 131 balls.
His double-century also helped him become the highest run-getter in an innings by any visiting batter in Bangladesh. Shane Watson had, earlier, held the record for smashing a 185-run knock in 2011.
With that double-century, Ishan Kishan surpassed Sourav Ganguly to become India’s highest individual run-scorer as an opener in a match away from home. Ganguly, previously, held the record for scoring 183 against Sri Lanka in Taunton in 1999.
For the unversed, it was Ishan Kishan’s maiden ODI century and, with that, he also became the first-ever batsman to have converted his maiden century into the fastest double-century in ODI.
It took Ishan Kishan 49 balls to reach his half-century. He notched his maiden ton in 85 balls and went on to reach 150 in just 103 balls.
Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar was the first batter to have hit a double-century in ODI cricket. Besides him, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma have also hit double-centuries in ODI cricket. The latter has, in fact, three double centuries to his name.
Ishan Kishan’s 290-run partnership with Virat Kohli is now the third-highest second-wicket partnership in Indian Cricket.
As far as foreign batters are concerned, Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill, and Fakhar Zaman have also hit double-centuries in ODI cricket.