CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Ishan Kishan became the first batter to convert a maiden ODI century into a double ton as India avoided a clean sweep with an emphatic 227-run victory over Bangladesh in the third and final match on Saturday.
Kishan, who broke a number of records on his way to hitting 210 off 131 balls, led India to a massive 409-8, its sixth 400-plus total in ODIs.
Bangladesh, which had never previously conceded 400-plus, collapsed in its reply and was bowled out for 182 in 34 overs to suffer its second biggest defeat.
Kishan broke the record for the quickest double century, eclipsing Chris Gayle’s 138-ball effort against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.
“I’m blessed to hear my name alongside such legends. I still feel when I got out, 15 overs were left and I could’ve scored 300,” said the 24-year-old Kishan, who also became the youngest batter to hit an ODI double century.
“The wicket was too good to bat on. My intent was very clear: if the ball is there, I’ll go for it.”