Ishan Kishan has just entered the record books by scoring a 126-ball double-century against Bangladesh. This remarkable inning broke Chris Gayle’s record for the fastest One Day International double century.
In this blog, we will discuss the numbers from this record-shattering innings.
Youngest player to score a double century
Kishan became the youngest player to register a double-hundred in men’s ODIs on Saturday at the age of 24 years and 145 days. The previous youngest player was Rohit Sharma, who recorded his first double against Australia in 2013 at 26 years old and 186 days. Additionally, it was his eleventh ODI innings, which makes him the quickest to score a double century with respect to the number of innings.
The first player to turn an ODI century into a double century
Before this, Kishan’s highest score was 93 against South Africa. He became the first player in the format to turn his debut 100 into a double century. The previous record for the highest first-century score was 194* by Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry against Bangladesh in Bulawayo in 2009.
3rd most runs scored in boundaries by a player in ODI
156 of Kishan’s 210 runs during his 210-run knock came from boundaries. He scored 24 fours and ten sixes during the innings. Only two batters have scored more boundaries in ODI innings: Martin Guptill (162 against the West Indies in 2015) and Rohit Sharma 186 against Sri Lanka in 2014).
2nd fastest 150 runs for India
Kishan needed 103 balls to reach the 150-run mark – 2md fastest for any Indian batsman in men’s ODIs. Previously, opening batsman Sehwag scored 150 against west indies in just 112 balls. Overall, AB De Villiers holds the record for the fastest 150 against west indies in 2015. He reached the landmark in just 65 balls.
Highest ODI partnership against Bangladesh
During the innings, Kishan was also part of the highest partnership for any wicket in ODIs against Bangladesh, between him and Kohli, was 290 runs for the second wicket. The previous record was set by Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock’s unbroken 282-run opening stand in 2017.
Highest individual score in Bangladesh
There are zero ODI individual scores in Bangladesh that surpass Kishan’s 210. Shane Watson’s unbeaten 185 in 2011 in Dhaka was the previous record score on Bangladeshi soil.
The highest percentage of runs in a 200+ run partnership
Kishan scored 68.6% of the runs during his 290-run partnership with Virat Kohli, the highest contribution made by a single batter in an ODI partnership of 200 or more runs (where data is available). Earlier, Tom Latham scored 145 out of 221 stand between him and Kane Williamson against India last month and set the previous record with 65.6%.
Moreover, In men’s ODIs, the Kishan-Kohli stand ranks as the second-fastest 200-plus stand by run rate.
Ishan Kishan is one of India’s most promising young batsmen and may be the answer to the batting problem faced by India in white ball cricket. With Dhawan’s decline in form, many believe that he should replace him as India’s opening batsman.