Scoring a century in cricket is always an achievement for any batsman. Because a hundred from a batter makes sure that his team can get to a winning position. A strong performance by a batter in the chase or while setting the target always helps his team put pressure on the opponent. That is why a century from a batter is always special.
But there are a few instances when a batter keeps scoring runs and converts his hundred into a really big one. The first double century in over 50 years of ODI cricket occurred in 2010, but there have been eleven more 200+ scores recorded by batsmen since then. in this article, we will discuss the list of double centuries in ODI cricket.
Double Century in ODI List
Glenn Maxwell recently made 201* against Afghanistan and became first player to score a double century for Australia in ODI as well as in ODI World cup history.
|Rohit Sharma||264||173||33||9||Sri Lanka||Kolkata||13 Nov 2014|
|Martin Guptill||237*||163||24||11||West Indies||Wellington||21 Mar 2015|
|Virender Sehwag||219||149||25||7||West Indies||Indore||8 Dec 2011|
|Chris Gayle||215||147||10||16||Zimbabwe||Canberra||24 Feb 2015|
|Fakhar Zaman||210*||156||24||5||Zimbabwe||Bulawayo||20 Jul 2018|
|Ishan Kishan||210||131||24||10||Bangladesh||Chattogram||10 Dec 2022|
|Rohit Sharma||209||158||12||16||Australia||Bengaluru||2 Nov 2013|
|Rohit Sharma||208*||153||13||12||Sri Lanka||Mohali||13 Dec 2017|
|Shubman Gill||208||149||19||9||New Zealand||Hyderabad||18 Jan 2023|
|Glenn Maxwell||201*||128||21||10||Afghanistan||Mumbai||7 Nov 2023|
|Sachin Tendulkar||200*||147||25||3||South Africa||Gwalior||24 Feb 2010|
3. Virender Sehwag (219 runs) against West Indies
Out of eight ten centuries in ODI cricket, seven have been scored by Indian players. That is why the Men in Blue are dominating this list. In third place, it is former destructive Indian opener, Virender Sehwag, who holds the third highest score by any batter in ODI cricket. It was the fourth game of the five-match ODI series at Indore. India batted first and had two big partnerships to start their innings. Both openers, Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir (67), scored 176 runs for the first wicket.
Gambhir’s wicket brought Suresh Raina to the crease. Then, he, along with Sehwag, added 140 runs for the second wicket, taking India to a big total. Raina made 55 runs. But on the other end, it was a complete carnage from Sehwag. He reached his century off 70 balls but kept on scoring runs and became the second batter to reach the 200-run mark. Sehwag made 219 runs off 140 balls, including 25 fours and seven sixes. India made 418/5 and dismissed the West Indies for 265 to win the game by 153 runs.
2. Martin Guptill (237* runs) against West Indies
Martin Guptill is the only double centurion from New Zealand and also holds the record for the second highest score. It was the fourth quarter-final between the Black Caps and West Indies at Wellington in the 2015 World Cup. Batting first, New Zealand had a few good partnerships in the middle. But Guptill was playing at a totally different level. He added 3-4 partnerships with other batters and carried his bat through out the innings. The opener remained unbeaten and broke many records in that match.
He became the only New Zealander with a double century and holds the record for the highest individual score in the World Cup. Guptill made 237* runs off 163 balls, with 24 fours and 11 sixes. As a result, New Zealand scored a big total of 393/6 in their 50 overs. In reply, the West Indies could only manage 250 all out and lost the match by 143 runs.
1. Rohit Sharma (264 runs) against Sri Lanka (Highest score in ODI)
Scoring 250+ runs in an ODI match is considered a competitive score for a team. But when you can score it alone, then what is the issue? That’s what the world witnessed in a match between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. On November 13, 2014, the world saw all batting records broken courtesy of a once-in-a-lifetime innings from Rohit Sharma. Rohit is the only batter on the planet to hit three double-centuries in ODI cricket. However, the highest ever score came against Sri Lanka in the fourth match of the five-match series.
After winning the toss, India elected to bat. And for the next 50 overs, it was a complete assault on the Sri Lankan bowlers. Rohit Sharma single-handedly took India’s score past the 400-run mark. India made 404/5 in their batting innings. But Rohit played a record-breaking innings of 264 runs off 173 balls with 33 fours and nine sixes to register his name in the record book. This is the highest score by any batter in international and domestic cricket, both in 50 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka got all out for 251 runs and lost the match by 153 runs.