Flamboyant opener Ishan Kishan smashed an incredible double century to help India post a mammoth 409/8 in 50 overs against Bangladesh in third ODI at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. Kishan got able support from batting maverick Virat Kohli who also smashed his 72nd ODI century to silence his critics. The 24-year-old got a chance in the XI after Rohit Sharma was ruled out after sustaining a thumb injury and he made it count in possibly the best way possible.
Kishan became the fourth Indian batter after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma to smash a double century in ODI cricket. The southpaw smashed 210 runs in 131 balls as his magnificent knock was laced with 24 fours and 10 sixes. He reached the 200-run mark off just 126 deliveries, becoming the fastest cricketer across to world to notch a double hundred.
With this inning, the opener threw in his hat for the openers slot with the ODI World Cup in sight.
The southpaw grabbed his opportunity to open the innings and came out all guns blazing to become only the seventh batter to smash a double century in ODIs. Kishan played a breathtaking knock of 210 runs off 131 balls that was studded with 24 fours and 10 huge sixes.
Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the third ODI after he injured his left thumb in the previous match while fielding in slip.
Youngster Kishan made the most of the opportunity and played a historic inning surpassing Chris Gayle’s 138-ball record.
He also bettered Virender Sehwag’s record of the fastest 150 in ODI cricket for India. The veteran batter had reached the landmark in 112 balls while Kishan reached the figure in 103 balls.
Kishan, who is 24 years and 145 days old also became the youngest batter in the history of ODIs to smash a double hundred.
The left-hander also stitched a huge 290-run partnership with Virat Kohli for the second wicket, helping India dominate the Bangladeshi bowlers.