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Players with Fastest 200 Runs in ODI Cricket

Scoring a double century in One Day International (ODI) cricket is a rare feat, but achieving it in a limited number of deliveries is an even more exceptional accomplishment. 

India’s Ishan Kishan holds the record for the fastest double-century in ODI history. He achieved this record against Bangladesh in just 131 balls. Rohit Sharma, the only batsman to have scored three double-centuries in ODIs, finds himself on the list twice. The first batter to get to this milestone was Sachin Tendulkar who notched up his double hundred against South Africa back in 2010.

List of 10 Players with Fastest 200 Runs in ODI Cricket

RankPlayerCountryOpponentScoreBalls FacedSixes
1Ishan KishanIndiaBangladesh21013110
2Glenn MaxwellAustraliaAfghanistan201*12810
3Pathum NissankaSri LankaAfghanistan210*1398
4Chris GayleWest IndiesZimbabwe21514716
5Virender SehwagIndiaWest Indies2191497
6Shubman GillIndiaNew Zealand2081499
7Sachin TendulkarIndiaSouth Africa2001473
8Fakhar ZamanPakistanZimbabwe210*1565
9Rohit SharmaIndiaAustralia2001519
10Rohit SharmaIndiaSri Lanka208*15312

1. Ishan Kishan 

In December 2022, Ishan Kishan etched his name in cricketing history by smashing the fastest ODI double-century. The left-hander’s breathtaking innings against Bangladesh saw him reach the milestone in just 126 balls. Kishan’s remarkable knock comprised 210 runs off 131 deliveries, embellished with 24 fours and ten sixes.

Partnering with Virat Kohli, who contributed a solid 113 off 91 balls, Kishan orchestrated a monumental 290-run partnership for the second wicket. India amassed a formidable total of 409/8, subsequently dismantling Bangladesh for 182 runs, securing a resounding victory by a margin of 227 runs.

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2. Glenn Maxwell 

This was one of the greatest knocks not just seen in the ODI World Cup history, but also in the history of ODI cricket. On November 7, 2023, during a Cricket World Cup 2023 encounter between Australia and Afghanistan, Glenn Maxwell produced one of the finest knocks seen in ODI cricket.

Australia were reeling at 91 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, when Maxwell emerged as a beacon of hope. Australia smashed a double-century, reaching the milestone with a towering six. His innings of 201*, scored off just 128 balls, was adorned with 21 boundaries and 10 sixes, leaving the Afghan bowlers helpless and propelling Australia to a memorable victory at the Wankhede Stadium.

3. Pathum Nissanka

The Sri Lankan batsman holds the record for the third-fastest double century in ODIs, which he scored in February 9 against Afghanistan in Pallekele. His innings saw him dispatching the ball to all corners of the ground, ultimately reaching his double century in just 136 deliveries.

Finishing unbeaten on 210 runs from 139 balls, he etched his name in history as the first Sri Lankan to achieve this remarkable milestone. Nissanka’s innings was a display of exquisite timing and calculated aggression, featuring an impressive tally of 20 boundaries and eight towering sixes.

4. Chris Gayle

When it comes to the fastest knocks in any given format of the game, Chris Gayle’s name is a must on the list. During the 2015 World Cup in Canberra, Gayle smashed a monumental 138-ball 200 against Zimbabwe.

Gayle’s blistering innings saw him amass a staggering 215 runs from just 147 deliveries, featuring an onslaught of 10 fours and an astonishing 16 sixes. Gayle orchestrated a record-breaking 372-run partnership for the second wicket with Marlon Samuels. This mammoth stand propelled the West Indies to a commanding total of 372/2.

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5. Virender Sehwag 

Feared by bowlers for his fearless approach and aggressive batting style, Virender Sehwag holds the fifth spot on the list. Sehwag’s momentous innings came in December 2011 in Indore, when blazed his way to a maiden ODI double hundred off just 140 deliveries against the West Indies.

His innings of 219 runs from 149 balls included a remarkable tally of seven sixes and an astounding 25 boundaries. India amassed a daunting total of 418/5. In response, the West Indies faltered, managing only 265 runs before being bowled out. 

6. Shubman Gill 

Establishing himself as a batsman to be reckoned with in a remarkably short span of time, Shubman Gill smashed a breathtaking 145-ball 200 against New Zealand in Hyderabad in January 2023.

Gill finished on 208 runs from just 149 deliveries, punctuated by nine powerful sixes and an impressive 19 boundaries. Gill’s knock propelled India to a formidable total of 349/8, in reply to which New Zealand fell short by 12 runs.

7. Sachin Tendulkar

Not only is Sachin Tendulkar the highest run-scorer in ODI cricket history, he is also a part of the list of the fastest double centuries in the format. Against South Africa in February 2010 in Gwalior, Tendulkar crafted a sensational 147-ball 200.

His innings was adorned with 25 boundaries and three towering sixes. India’s mammoth total of 401/3, powered by Tendulkar’s heroics, proved insurmountable for South Africa, who were bundled out for 248 runs.

8. Fakhar Zaman 

In July 2018 in Bulawayo, Fakhar Zaman crafted a scintillating 148-ball 200 against Zimbabwe. Partnering with Imam-ul-Haq, Zaman orchestrated a monumental 304-run opening stand, with Imam contributing a solid 133 runs.

Zaman’s innings of 210 not out from 156 deliveries featured an impressive array of 24 boundaries and five sixes. Pakistan set a formidable total of 399/1, before bundling out Zimbabwe for a mere 155 runs.

9. Rohit Sharma 

Ninth on the list is Hitman Rohit Sharma, who is the only player in ODI cricket history to score three double centuries. His first double century, which came in November 2014 at Eden Gardens, is the highest individual score in the format.

Sharma carved out a magnificent 151-ball 200, eventually amassing a colossal 264 runs from 173 deliveries. His innings was embellished with an astounding 33 boundaries and nine sixes, leaving the opposition in disarray. India, riding on Sharma’s brilliance, posted an imposing total of 404/5, and went on to win the game by margin of 153 runs.

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10. Rohit Sharma 

Rohit Sharma continued his dominance with the bat as he notched up his third double century in December 2017 against Sri Lanka in Mohali. He scored a blistering 151-ball 200, guiding India to a formidable total. Sharma’s innings of 208 not out, crafted from just 153 deliveries, featured 13 boundaries and an impressive 12 sixes.

FAQs about Fastest 200 Runs in ODI

Q) Who scored the fastest 200 in ODI cricket?

A) In December 2022, Ishan Kishan etched his name in cricketing history by smashing the fastest ODI double-century. The left-hander’s breathtaking innings against Bangladesh saw him reach the milestone in just 126 balls.

Q) What is Rohit Sharma’s fastest double century in ODI cricket?

A) In November 2014 at the Eden Gardens, Rohit Sharma scored a 151-ball 200, eventually amassing a colossal 264 runs from 173 deliveries. His innings was laced with 33 boundaries and nine sixes. This is the fastest of his three double-centuries in ODIs.



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