India vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI: Ishan Kishan bats fastest double-ton as India denies Bangladesh clean sweep | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Staring a clean sweep after suffering close defeats in their first two ODIs, India rallied emphatically and delivered an all-round performance to record a 227-run comprehensive win in matchday three against Bangladesh, their third highest win in terms of runs.
Despite the record margin of victory, the biggest of any team against Bangladesh, the 1-2 defeat is sure to set the Indian team on fire as both matches slipped out of their hands after being in pole position.
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Bangladesh Commander Litton Das‘ decision to bowl first backfired Ishan Kishan taking the opposition bowlers to cleaners from the start and went on to smash the fastest double century in ODI cricket history off 126 balls.
South-footed Kishan, who replaced injured skipper Rohit Sharma, made full use of the opportunity with his 210 balls coming off 131 including 24 fours and 10 sixes which helped India amass a mammoth 409/8.


Batting legend Virat Kohli also got into action making his 44th ODI hundred and in the process surpassed ex-Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 tons international.
The Indian bowlers also complemented their batsmen’s outstanding performance with Axar Patel (2/22), Shardul Thakur (3/30), Umran Malik (2/43), Mohammed Siraj (1/27) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/53) never let the Bangladeshi batsmen dominate as they split the spoils.

The total was always going to be insurmountable and Bangladesh were never in contention as they were bowled out for 182 from 34 overs with all Indian bowlers between wickets.
Kishan’s red-hot innings and the intent he showed as he caught Bangladesh’s offense by the scruff would certainly put pressure on the team’s management to take some tough calls as he moves into the World Cup year.
Indeed, his dominance was such that Rohit Sharma’s world record ODI score of 264 was in danger of being history.

“I went out with 15 (14.1) overs left. I could have gotten 300 as well,” Kishan told official broadcasters during the innings break.
Aside from Rohit’s three double tons, the other two Indian batsmen to achieve the feat are master Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
“I am lucky to hear my name among these legends. The wicket was too good to bat. My intent was very clear: if the ball is there, I will try,” he revealed of his strategy.
After completing his maiden ODI century in 85 balls, Kishan batted in T20 mode as records continued to collapse. That 156 of his runs came in sixes and borders speaks volumes about the relentless onslaught he unleashed against the Bangladeshi bowlers.


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Short balls were shot, long balls were driven, wide ones were slashed ferociously.
West Indies’ Chris Gayle held the previous record with his double ton of 138 balls against Zimbabwe in 2015. After hitting the triple digit mark Kishan ran to his next 100 runs in just 41 balls.
Kohli was also at his sublime best en route to his 72nd international century as the duo dominated the innings with a 290-run partnership off just 190 balls.
“I was batting with Virat bhai, and he was perfect with which bowlers I should select (to aim). I was on 95 and wanted to raise the hundred with a six but he calmed me down, saying it was my first hundred, take it in singles because it’s your first,” she said.
After scoring his first T20I hundred earlier this year against Afghanistan in the Asian Cup, Kohli recorded his first ODI ton since August 2019.
In a reminder of the famous six off Haris Rauf in the T20 World Cup, he picked a back delivery from Ebadot Hossain for a six to hit his century in 86 balls.
Once both were out India managed just 70 runs in the last 10 overs to lose five wickets.
Having already conceded the series to three matches after losing the first two ODIs after routine batting, India under KL Rahul brought Kishan to open with the struggling Shikhar Dhawan.
Their opening partnership lasted 4.1 overs as Mehidy Hasan trapped Dhawan lbw for three. The spinner almost had Kohli when he went straight at short mid-wicket but skipper Litton Das dropped him over six.
Next, it was a one-way traffic for India as Kishan destroyed Bangladesh’s bowling with his explosive batting. Dealing mostly in boundaries, the diminutive batsman enjoyed short-pitched things and appeared to be in total control on either side of the wicket.
Kohli performed ‘bhangra’ steps before embracing the youngster after hitting his double century.
(with PTI inputs)


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