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Kishan converts 1st ODI ton into double hundred; Kohli now 2nd only to Sachin in overall tons (72)

Ishan Kishan becomes 4th Indian and 9th batter overall to make a double century in ODIs. Virat Kohli brings up his 72nd international century.

shan Kishan becomes 4th Indian and 9th batter overall to make a double century in ODIs |Walking Wicket (Source_  ©Associated Press)
Ishan Kishan becomes 4th Indian to make a double century in ODIs (Source: ©Associated Press)

India came back roaring and with some style in the third of the 3-match ODI series against hosts Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. After a disappointing couple of outings with the bat where the team lost both the games, India’s batters returned to their prolific best to pile up a huge score of 409/8, something which was missing in recent times from the team.

Litton Das again won the toss and inserted India into bat. Like the previous games, Shikhar Dhawan fell early on as India endured yet another sedate start. It looked as if India’s innings will progress in the similar way as it did in the first two one-dayers with Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli playing well but taking their own sweet time in the middle in the initial phase.

Ishan Kishan set the record books buzzing while Virat Kohli is now just behind Sachin Tendulkar in terms of international centuries

Ishan Kishan who was playing in place of regular skipper Rohit Sharma took a cautious approach early on, but after a couple of boundaries, the 24-year-old was off the block. He reached his 4th ODI half-century in 49 deliveries and enroute his maiden century, he was even quicker. He took just 36 deliveries to move from 50 to 100 and then there was no looking back for the youngster.

Similarly, Virat Kohli took some time initially and was dropped early on in his batting stint by Bangladesh skipper Litton Das. He made sure to give it back to Bangladesh by ending his century drought as far as the ODIs are concerned. His 44th ODI ton came after a gap of over 1200 days (the last one was in August 2019 against the West Indies). Kohli now has 72 international tons which is just behind Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 100 hundreds.

Together, the duo stitched a 290-run stand for the 2nd wicket and it came off just 190 deliveries as India posted a mighty total of 409/8. At one stage when both these batters were in the middle, even 450 seemed achievable but Bangladesh bowlers pegged back the visitors in the last 15 or so overs.

Take a look at the records broken by Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli in the 3rd ODI at Chattogram

Ishan Kishan

4 - Ishan Kishan became just the 4th Indian and 9th batter overall to make a double century in ODIs. He joins illustrious list of India’s batters - Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar - to have made a ODI double hundred.

126 - Balls taken by Ishan Kishan to reach his ODI double ton. This is the fastest ever in terms of balls taken by any batter to make a double hundred in ODIs. The record until now was held by West Indies opener Chris Gayle who had registered a double hundred in 138 balls against Zimbabwe in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

9 - Ishan Kishan took only 9 innings to register a ODI double ton. This is the quickest by any player in terms of innings

1 – Ishan Kishan is the first player to convert a maiden ODI ton into a double century.

210 - The highest ever score by an Indian batter and the first double hundred against Bangladesh in ODI cricket (no other batter has scored a double ton against Bangladesh earlier) and highest by any individual batter in Bangladesh (surpassing Shane Watson’s 185* in 2011)

5 - This is the joint 5th highest score in men’s ODI cricket. Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman also scored an unbeaten 210 in an ODI against Zimbabwe in 2018.

1 - This is also India’s highest individual score for an opener away from home. Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly had scored 183 against Sri Lanka in Taunton in a 1999 Cricket World Cup group game.

Virat Kohli brings up his 72nd international century.Walking Wicket (Source_  ©Associated Press)
Virat Kohli brings up his 72nd international century (Source: ©Associated Press)

Virat Kohli

72 - Virat Kohli brought up his 72nd international century and surpassed former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting (71) to become the 2nd in the list of most international tons, only behind Indian great Sachin Tendulkar who has 100 tons in his kitty. This was Kohli’s 44 ODI ton and he is 2nd to Sachin (49) in the all-time ODI century tally list as well.

536 - It took Virat Kohli 536 innings to notch up his 72nd international ton. Tendulkar scored his 72nd in his 535th knock in international cricket.

1000 - Virat Kohli also completed 1000 ODI runs in Bangladesh. He is only the 2nd visiting batter after Shane Watson to achieve this feat.

6 - This is the sixth 400+ score amassed by Indian team in an ODI, the joint-highest number of such scores along with South Africa in this format.

290 - Partnership between Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan. This was the third-highest for India in ODIs (after Sachin-Dravid 331 and Ganguly-Dravid 318) and the seventh-highest overall in One-Day Internationals. The partnership between Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle of 372 runs against Zimbabwe in the 2015 CWC stands at the top in the list.

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