Young India batter Ishan Kishan smashed a double century in the third ODI against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. Kishan scored 210 runs off just 131 balls, which includes 24 fours and 10 sixes.
He became the seventh batter in the world to achieve the feat and the fourth from India after Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, and Virender Sehwag. Kishan wasn’t even the first-choice opener in the series but an injury to Rohit Sharma meant he got the chance to play the final ODI. He also became the fastest player in history to smash an ODI double-century, overtaking Chris Gayle who scored a double century off 138 balls against Zimbabwe in 2015.
He also surpassed former India skipper Sourav Ganguly to become India’s highest individual run-scorer as an opener in a match away from home. Ganguly had scored 183 against Sri Lanka in Taunton in 1999. This is also now the highest individual score against Bangladesh by any batter in men’s ODI.
Ishan Kishan laid the foundation of a big total
After winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Litton Das invited India to put runs on the scoreboard. India lost the opener, Shikhar Dhawan, early in the innings, for just 3 off 8. After getting off to a watchful start, Ishan joined hands with former skipper Virat Kohli and put up a 290-run stand for the second wicket.
With the help of Kishan’s 200 and Kohli’s century, the Men in Blue achieved a huge total of 409 in 50 overs. Kohli finally broke his century drought in ODIs as he notched his 44th ODI hundred. He scored 113 runs off 91 balls smashing 11 fours and 2 sixes.
Bangladesh will look to chase the humongous target of 410 to whitewash India in the ODI series. Talking about Bangladesh’s bowling, no one really impressed today as every bowler was getting hammered by Indian batters, especially Kishan.
Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter :
What did you eat in breakfast?— Ashutosh Pandey (@__ashu_04__) December 10, 2022
Ishan Kishan – carrier of Shikar dhawan and Rishabh Pant