Indian opener Ishan Kishan has rewritten the history books in Chattogram, becoming the youngest cricketer to score a double-century in men’s ODIs.
The 24-year-old plundered 210 (131) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium against Bangladesh on Saturday afternoon, guiding India towards a formidable first-innings total of 409/8.
He reached the 200-run mark in just 126 deliveries, an all-time record in men’s ODIs, smashing 24 boundaries and 10 sixes during the brutal onslaught.
Kishan and Kohli, who scored a classy 113 (91), combined for a 290-run partnership for the second wicket, the seventh-largest stand in men’s ODI history.
The left-hander was eventually dismissed by Tigers paceman Taskin Ahmed in the 36th over, ending one of the most remarkable knocks in one-day cricket.
Veteran Indian broadcaster Harsha Bhogle tweeted: “When on song, there are few more fearless and breathtaking batters then Ishan Kishan.”
Meanwhile, Kohli now boasts more ODI centuries than former Australian captain Ricky Ponting; the only person ahead of him on the all-time list is Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Kishan, who made his international debut last year, has represented India in 10 ODIs and 21 T20Is, scoring seven fifties before Saturday’s record-breaking knock.
He wasn’t picked for the recent T20 World Cup in Australia, where India was knocked out in the semi-finals following an underwhelming batting performance against England.
Bangladesh requires 410 for victory in the third and final ODI to secure a 3-0 series whitewash over India.