Ishan Kishan’s record double century powers India to massive win over Bangladesh

Ishan Kishan was stunning on Saturday with the bat in the third and final ODI

Ishan Kishan scored a world record double century while Virat Kohli notched up his 72nd international hundred as India hammered Bangladesh by a huge margin of 227 runs to record a consolatory but significant victory in the third one-day international played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday.

The left-handed explosive wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan became the youngest double centurion in the history of one-day international cricket as he brought up his double century from just 126 deliveries, eventually finishing at 210 from 131 balls with a massive 10 sixes and 24 boundaries to his credit. 

On the other hand, the former India captain and run machine, Virat Kohli was also heavily imposing on the Bangladeshi bowlers, cracking 11 boundaries and 2 sixes to make 113 runs from this 91 balls and bring up his 44th ODI century. 

Ishan Kishan, who played in this match in place of the injured Indian captain Rohit Sharma, made a very strong case for himself in one-day international cricket as he showcased his abilities in the best manner possible. The left-handed batsman, who could have been sent to open the innings, walked out to bat when the out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed early. 

Ishan Kishan smacked the Bangladeshi bowlers all around the park in a breathtaking knock that flattened the home team and left them exasperating and clueless as to how to stop the stunning assault. 

Ishan Kishan was instrumental in powering India to a total beyond 400 as he added 290 runs from just 190 deliveries for the second wicket in the company of Virat Kohli, with the two Indian batsmen pulverising the Bangladeshi bowlers in ultra aggressive approach that the Indian team displayed with the bat on Saturday.

Even though the other batsmen could not trouble the scorers much, Washington Sundar contributed with a quickfire 37 from 27 balls and Akshar Patel made a 17-ball 20 which helped India finish at a massive total of 409/8 in their 50 overs. For Bangladesh, each of their bowlers was punished but the likes of Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hussain and Shakib Al Hasan were able to take a couple of wickets each.

In their reply, Bangladesh lost their opening batsman Anamul Haque early on in the chase and despite some buildup work done by the pair of Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan, they could not threaten the Indian bowlers who were on a roll provided that their batsmen had already crushed the opponents mercilessly.

Liton Das made 29 from 26 balls, Shakib Al Hasan top scored with 43 from 50 balls,  Yasir Ali made 25 while Mahmudullah contributed with 20 but Bangladesh just could not create or even resist the inroads made by the Indian bowlers in their batting lineup. 

The home team was eventually bowled out for 182 in 34 overs, with the touring Indian team winning the contest by a huge margin of 227 runs, which is India’s third highest battery in terms of runs in one-day international cricket.

The two teams will stay on in Chattogram to start their two-match Test series on December 14, post which they will be moving back to Dhaka where the second and final Test match will be played from December 22-26 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.