7 fastest double centurions in men’s ODI history; Pathum Nissanka joins the elite list

Feb 10, 2024

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In the dynamic world of cricket, records are not just milestones but echoes of unparalleled skill and determination. Recently, Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka etched his name in history by becoming the first Sri Lankan cricketer to smash a double century in One Day Internationals (ODIs).

It is noteworthy that only a handful of ten cricketers have managed to touch the 200-run mark in ODI history so far, with an even fewer subset achieving this distinction at an accelerated pace. On that note, let’s delve into the elite club of the top seven fastest double centurions in ODI cricket.

Seven fastest double centurions in ODI history

1. Ishan Kishan (India)

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India’s young prodigy, Ishan Kishan, tops the list with his lightning-fast double century against Bangladesh in 2022. The southpaw maestro reached the 200-run mark in just 126 balls, showcasing his aggressive batting style and flair for creating history.

2. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

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Australia’s maverick all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell, claims the second spot with his scintillating 128-ball double century against Afghanistan in the ODI World Cup 2023. Maxwell’s innings, despite an injured leg, was a testament to his resilience and sheer brilliance on the field.

3. Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka)

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Fresh from his historic double century against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka storms into the list, taking only 136 balls to achieve the milestone. His remarkable innings not only secured his place in history but also marked a new chapter for Sri Lankan cricket.

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4. Chris Gayle (West Indies)

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Known as the “Universe Boss, Carribean star Chris Gayle stamped his authority with a 138-ball double ton against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup. Gayle’s domination with the bat left an indelible mark on the cricketing world.

5. Virender Sehwag (India)

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India’s explosive opener, Virender Sehwag, makes his presence felt with a blistering 140-ball double century against West Indies in 2011. Sehwag’s aggressive and fearless inning now stands as the fifth-fastest double ton in ODI history.

6. Shubman Gill (India)

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India’s young sensation Shubman Gill became the youngest cricketer to join the elite double hundred club at the age of 23. He achieved the feat against New Zealand in 2023, taking only 145 balls to reach the 200-run mark.

7. Sachin Tendulkar (India)

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The Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, laid the foundation for the double century club with his iconic innings against South Africa in 2010. Tendulkar’s 147-ball double century marked the beginning of a new era and set a benchmark for generations to come.

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