Nowadays ODI cricket is the most underrated format of cricket. Due to the increment of franchise leagues across the world and the expansion of T20 cricket, the craze of ODI has gone downhills. But still, there are some players who are keeping ODI cricket alive by playing extremely aggressively in the 50-over format too. There was a time when scoring a century for a batsman was a big deal in ODIs but nowadays a few batters have broken the stereotype and been going on to score a double century in ODI. Let’s have a look at the players with the fastest 200 in ODI.
Young Indian opener Ishan Kishan has scored the fastest 200 In ODIs. Ishan achieved the feat in just 126 balls against Bangladesh in Chattogram. In this sensational innings, Ishan smacked 24 fours & 10 sixes, bashing Bangladeshi bowlers all over the park. The southpaw became the 4th Indian to hit a double hundred in ODIs.
Former Caribbean batter Chris Gayle gets 2nd position on the list of making the fastest double century in ODIs. Gayle smashed a double century in 138 balls on a global stage like the 2015 World Cup against Zimbabwe in Australia. The Universal Boss hit 16 sixes and 10 fours in the process which took West indies to a mammoth score of 372.
Former ace opener Virender Sehwag finds himself in 3rd place in terms of hitting the fastest 200 in ODIs. In 2011, Sehwag became the 2nd batter to score a double hundred in ODIs, scoring 219 off 149 balls against West Indies in Indore. Sehwag reached the milestone in just 140 balls. The swashbuckling batter struck 25 fours & 7 sixes in the match.
The greatest batsman ever, Sachin Tendulkar is featured in the 4th spot In smashing the fastest 200 in ODI. Tendulkar accomplished the feat in 2009 against South Africa in Gwalior in just 148 balls. The ace batter bashed bowlers like Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis, Wayne Parnell, and Charles Langeveldt all around the park to become the 1st ever player to score 200 in ODI. Sachin’s innings contained 25 fours & 3 sixes.
Fastest 200 In ODI List
Let’s check out all players who have slammed the fastest double-century in ODI Cricket –
|I Kishan (IND)||126||Bangladesh||2022, Chattogram|
|C Gayle (WI)||138||Zimbabwe||2015, Canberra|
|V Sehwag (IND)||140||West Indies||2011, Indore|
|S Tendulkar (IND)||147||South Africa||2010, Gwalior|
|F Zaman (PAK)||148||Zimbabwe||2018, Bulawayo|
|S Gill (IND)||149||New Zealand||2023, Hyderabad|
|R Sharma (IND)||151||Sri Lanka||2014, Kolkata|
Ishan Kishan scored the fastest 200 in ODIs, in just 126 balls.
Sehwag hit 200 in ODI once, 219 off 149 balls in 2011 against West Indies in Indore.
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