List of Double Century in ODI Cricket:One-day international (ODI) cricket has changed a lot since it started in 1971. It used to be seen as a shorter, faster version of Test cricket, but now it is a game where teams score a lot of runs and break records. The best example of this is the exclusive group of batsmen who have scored 200 or more runs in a single ODI innings – the double centurions.
Scoring a double century in ODIs is very difficult. Batsmen only have 300 balls to face, so scoring more than 150 is a great achievement. But to score more than double that requires a lot of skill, power, timing, and a bit of luck. That is why only 10 double centuries have been scored in over 4200 ODI matches played so far.
List of Double Centuries in ODI Cricket
There have been 10 double centuries scored in One Day International (ODI) cricket so far. Rohit Sharma is the highest individual runs scorer in ODIs, with 264 runs. He is also the only player to score three double centuries in ODI matches.Let’s take a look at the elite list of ODI double centurions.
|Rohit Sharma||India||3||264, 209, 208*|
|Martin Guptill||New Zealand||1||237*|
|Chris Gayle||West Indies||1||215|
1. Rohit Sharma – Only Batsman With Three ODI Double Centuries
When it comes to scoring double hundreds in ODIs,Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODI cricket, a unique record that no other batsman has come close to breaking.
In a span of just over 5 years between 2013 to 2018, Rohit has smashed not one, not two but scored 3 double centuries in ODI cricket. This is a unique record that may not be broken for a very long time.
Rohit’s first double ton came against Australia in 2013 when he scored a blistering 209. He followed it up next year with 264 against Sri Lanka, the highest ever ODI score. And in 2017, he cracked 208 not out versus Sri Lanka again.
With a total of 3 double centuries in ODIs, Rohit has shown that scoring 200+ consistently is possible if your game is based on the right technique and temperament.
2. Martin Guptill – Highest Score by a New Zealander
Kiwi opener Martin Guptill holds the distinction of having scored the highest ever individual innings by a New Zealander in ODIs.
Martin Guptill’s monumental unbeaten 237 is one of the highest individual centuries scored in ODIs, placing him in the double century list. This remarkable innings came against West Indies in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final in Wellington.
Guptill smacked 24 fours and 11 sixes in the innings, single-handedly propelling New Zealand to 393-6, their highest ever ODI total.
Guptill’s 237 is also the second highest score ever in men’s ODI cricket, behind Rohit’s 264. And it showcased his clean, uncomplicated hitting ability on the big stag.
3. Virender Sehwag – Second Player to Score to an ODI Double Ton
The swashbuckling Virender Sehwag became the third Indian batsman to score a double century in ODIs, joining the list of highest players who have scored double centuries. His double ton came against West Indies in Indore on December 2011. Batting first after winning the toss, Sehwag smashed 219 runs off just 149 balls as India posted 418-5.
4. Chris Gayle (138 balls) vs ZIM, 2015
Chris Gayle previously held the record for the fastest ODI double-century: 200 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe at the 2015 World Cup. Gayle went on to score 215 runs off 147 balls, including 10 fours and 16 sixes.
He and Marlon Samuels (133* off 156) combined for a 372-run second-wicket partnership. West Indies scored 372 runs, and Zimbabwe were all out for 289—West Indies won by 73 runs (DLS method).
5. Fakhar Zaman – Fastest Player to Score ODI Double Century
Pakistani left-hander Fakhar Zaman owns the record for being the fastest player to score a double century in ODIs.
In July 2018, batting against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Zaman raced to 200 in just 156 balls. His innings of 210 not out was studded with 24 fours and 5 sixes.
By reaching the milestone in 156 balls, Zaman broke the previous fastest double century record held by Indian opener Ishan Kishan at 131 balls.
6. Ishan Kishan – Fastest Double Hundred in ODI History
Speaking of Ishan Kishan, the diminutive Indian wicketkeeper batsman now holds the record for the fastest double century ever scored in ODI cricket history.
In December 2022, batting in the third ODI against Bangladesh, Kishan carved out a sensational 210 off just 131 balls. His knock contained 10 sixes and 24 fours as he took the Bangladeshi bowlers to the cleaners.
Kishan broke Chris Gayle’s long standing record of 138 balls and announced himself on the world stage in spectacular fashion.
7. Shubman Gill – fastest double century in odi
Shubman Gill is the most recent player to register an ODI double, joining the list of cricketers who have scored a double century in ODI cricket. He achieved this feat in January 2023 against New Zealand in Hyderabad. Gill scored 208 runs off 149 balls, with 9 sixes and 19 fours.
Gill’s double century was the highest individual score in an ODI match between India and New Zealand. It also surpassed the record of the fastest ODI double previously held by Ishan Kishan.
Gill’s innings helped India post a mammoth total of 349/8. New Zealand chased bravely, but fell short by 12 runs. Gill was adjudged the player of the match for his brilliant batting performance.
8. Sachin Tendulkar – First Male Cricketer to Score ODI Double Century
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has broken almost every batting record imaginable in his illustrious 24 year career. And on February 24, 2010 at Gwalior, he became the first cricketer in men’s cricket to scored the first double century in ODI.
Against a strong South African attack boasting the likes of Steyn and Morkel, Tendulkar played a masterclass innings. He remained unbeaten on 200 off just 147 balls, a knock which included 25 fours and 3 sixes.
Sachin Tendulkar paved the way for future batsmen to score double centuries in ODI cricket by becoming the first player to do so.
Summary – An Elite List of Legends
– 10 double centuries have been scored in over 4200 ODI matches played so far
– Sachin Tendulkar is the first male cricketer to score an ODI double ton (200* in 2010)
– Rohit Sharma has scored the most number of ODI double centuries (3 between 2013-2018)
– Martin Guptill has the highest score by a New Zealander (237* in 2015 World Cup vs West Indies)
– Ishan Kishan now holds the record for fastest ODI double hundred (in 131 balls in 2022)
Frequently Asked Questions on ODI Double Centuries
Here are some common questions fans have about double hundreds in one day international cricket matches:
Who was the first male cricketer to hit a double ton in ODIs?
Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar holds the distinction of being the first male cricketer to score an ODI double century. He scored 200* against South Africa in 2010.
How many ODI double centuries has Rohit Sharma scored?
Rohit Sharma has scored the most number of ODI double centuries with 3 such scores between 2013-2018. He made 209 vs Australia, 264 vs Sri Lanka and 208* again versus Sri Lanka.
Who has the highest individual ODI score?
Rohit Sharma’s 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014 is the highest individual score in ODI cricket history.
Who hit the fastest ODI double century?
Indian wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan now holds the record for the fastest ODI double ton, scored off just 131 balls against Bangladesh in 2022.
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