8 ODI centuries so far, know which batsmen made and when
One-day cricket matches started on 5 January 1971 and at that time there was a 60 -60 over match. But it still took the batsmen almost 40 years to score the first double century in ODI cricket.
After that, there have been a total of 8 double centuries so far, of which 5 double centuries have been made by Indian batsmen. Today we are going to tell you about those players who have set a new record by making a double century in ODI cricket.
First double century: - Sachin Tendulkar
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman in the world to score a double century in international ODI cricket. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar played an unbeaten innings of 200 runs in 147 balls, batting brilliantly in the ODI against South Africa on 24 February 2010. Sachin Tendulkar had also hit 25 fours and 3 skyscraper sixes during his innings.
Second double century: - Virender Sehwag
Former Indian opener and captain Virender Sehwag had scored a second double century in international ODI after Sachin Tendulkar. On 8 December 2011, Virender Sehwag batted brilliantly against the West Indies at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, scoring 219 runs in 149 balls. Virender Sehwag had 25 fours and 7 skyscraper sixes during this blazing innings. This innings played by Virender Sehwag is the biggest innings played by any captain in ODI cricket history.
Third double century: - Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the world to score double century in ODI cricket as well as Rohit is the highest scorer in one innings in ODIs by scoring 264 runs. Rohit Sharma made his first double century on 2 November 2013 in Bangalore. Made against Australia. In this match, he scored an innings of 209 runs in 158 balls. Rohit Sharma had also hit 12 fours and 16 sixes during his first double century.
Fourth double century: - Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma scored his second double century of his career against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 13 November 2014. Rohit Sharma played the biggest innings of one-day cricket history in this match, washing Sri Lankan bowlers fiercely. Rohit Sharma played a fierce innings of 264 runs in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka with the help of 9 sixes and 33 fours in 173 balls.
Fifth double century: Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle did this feat during a World Cup match in Canberra, Australia on 24 February 2015. Chris Gayle scored a double century against Zimbabwe's team and he also became the first batsman to score a double century in the World Cup. Chris Gayle scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe with 215 fours and 16 sixes in 147 balls and completed his double century in 138 balls.
Sixth double century: - Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill did this during the 2015 World Cup. His double century was the sixth double century in ODI history. Martin Guptill did this against West Indies in the quarterfinal of the World Cup and won his team.
Martin Guptill faced 152 balls during this match and scored a total of 237 runs, hitting 24 fours and 11 sixes. This score is the record for the second highest number of individual runs scored in the history of ODI cricket. The record is titled Rohit Sharma (264).
Seventh double century: - Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma scored his third double century of his career against Sri Lanka on 13 November 2017 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. Rohit Sharma batted brilliantly in this match and scored 208 runs in 153 balls. Rohit Sharma had hit 13 fours and 12 sixes during his innings.
Eighth double century: - Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman did this feat in the month of July 2018. The Pakistan team had a match with Zimbabwe in July. Where Fakhar Zaman scored a double century for his team. With this, Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe in that match.
Fakhar Zaman scored 210 runs facing 148 balls which included 24 fours and 5 sixes. With this, Fakhar Zaman became the first player from Pakistan to score more than 200 runs in ODI history.
At the moment… Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle have retired from ODI cricket and Martin Guptill has also been out of the ODI team since January. So Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to play a lot of cricket. That is why Rohit has There are plenty of opportunities and in the future, if we give a few more double centuries, it will not be surprising.