There was a time in international cricket when no one would dream of scoring a double century in ODI cricket. There were many dashing batsmen and they also played excellent innings but could not reach this stage. There was a time when Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar held the record for scoring the most runs in an innings of ODI cricket.In 1997 he scored 194 against India. After this, no one reached this score for many years, but in 2009, Zimbabwe batsman Charles Coventry equaled this score by scoring an unbeaten 194 against Bangladesh in 2009.
The beginning of scoring a double century in ODI cricket was started by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of cricket.In women’s cricket, this work was done by Australia’s Belinda Clark against Denmark in 1997.From here the double centuries went ahead in ODI cricket. Recently, Indian team’s young batsman Shubman Gill has scored a brilliant double century against New Zealand. With this century, he joined the special club of batsmen who scored double centuries.India has a lot of dominance in the double century club in ODIs.
In the history of cricket, Indian players have proved their mettle in scoring a double century. So far, a total of 10 double centuries have been scored in world cricket. Out of which Indian batsmen have done this feat 7 times.
Double Century Club in ODIs
Sachin Tendulkar – 200 runs
Virender Sehwag – 219 runs
Rohit Sharma – 208, 209, 264 runs
Chris Gayle – 215
Martin Guptill – 237 runs
Fakhar Zaman – 201
Ishaan Kishan – 210 runs
Shubman Gill – 208 runs
Sachin Tendulkar( India ):-
The legendary master batsman Sachin Tendulkar has reached the milestone of 200 runs in an ODI after more than 20 years of competitive cricket. achieved the first double century in an international ODI (men’s section) in 2010 against South Africa at Gwalior. 200 runs were scored by Sachin in 147 deliveries.
Virender Sehwag( India) :-
He became only the second man to achieve a double century in an ODI when he completed it against the West Indies in 2011, shortly after India won the World Cup. He reached 219 runs off 149 balls with 25 fours and 5 sixes.
Rohit Sharma (India):-
In terms of double century for both India and international cricket, Rohit Sharma holds the title. In ODIs, he has three double centuries to his credit. Rohit made 209 runs against Australia to record the year’s first double century. Following this, Rohit recorded his second double century against Sri Lanka in 2014 with a score of 264. In the match against Sri Lanka, Rohit also notched his third double century. In 2017, he played this inning, totaling 208 runs.
Chris Gayle (West Indies):-
The first double century in World Cup history was scored by the WI’s opening match on February 24, 2015. He hit the target with an astounding 16 sixes in just 138 balls. Gayle eventually had his innings ended after hitting 215 off 147 balls with 10 extra-point hits.
Exactly five years after @sachin_rt made the first double century in men's ODIs, @henrygayle joined the 200 club with 215 against Zimbabwe at the @cricketworldcup, #OnThisDay in 2015! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/JOHUE2qDBt
— ICC (@ICC) February 24, 2018
Martin Guptill (New Zealand):-
One of the most outstanding players to emerge from New Zealand cricket is Martin Guptill.On March 21, 2015, Goptill blasted a massive 237 off 163 balls with a stunning 24 fours and 11 sixes while playing against a dangerous West Indies team.
It marked the second-highest score in one-day international cricket history, trailing only Rohit Sharma’s 264.
On July 20, 2018, Fakhar Zaman, the lefty opener for the emerging Pakistani team, became the first batter from his country to record a double century in an ODI. The most boundaries ever scored by a Pakistani batter in a single inning occurred on July 18, 2018, when he smashed 24 fours and 5 sixes in a single innings.
Ishan Kishan has the world record for the quickest double-century in men’s ODI cricket. On December 2022, he defeated Bangladesh with a double century. An Indian batsman who caused a stir with his playing in the one-day international against Bangladesh, claimed that he was capable of scoring 300 runs today because there were still 15 overs left in the game when he was dismissed. By achieving the feat in just 126 balls, Kishan bested Chris Gayle’s previous mark of 138 balls. In this chaotic innings, Ishaan struck 24 fours and 10 sixes.
Shubman Gill, a young batter for the Indian side, had a fantastic game versus New Zealand on January 18, 2023. He now holds the ODI double-century title for the youngest player as he scored 208 runs in its opening inning on just 149 balls. 9 sixes and 19 fours made up his inning.