Ishan Kishan hammers fastest ODI double century

Ishan Kishan replaced regular captain Rohit Sharma who was ruled out after injury to his left thumb in the second game. The southpaw, playing his first ODI against Bangladesh, not only scored his first hundred, he doubled it.

Ishan Kishan scored 210 off 131 balls. His knock was studded with 24 fours and ten sixes. The 24-year-old becomes both the fastest and youngest to achieve this feat. He joined Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma in the elite list. Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to score three double hundred in the ODI.

Ishan Kishan’s hundred was also the first by an Indian opener in men’s ODIs since Rohit Sharma’s 119 against Australia in January 2020.

Ishan reached the century mark in 85 balls, and then the next hundred came in just 41 balls.

The southpaw, who initially struggled, put up 290 runs for the second wicket.

Earlier, Angladesh captain Liton Das won the toss and decided to bowl first in the third and final one-day international against India on Saturday.

Aiming to beat India 3–0 after winning one wicket and five runs in the first two matches, Bangladesh made two changes, with batsman Yasir Ali replacing Najmul Hossain and fast bowler Taskin Ahmed replacing left arm spinner Nasum Ahmed.

India, having lost three consecutive ODI series for the first time since 1997, also made two changes.

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