Last Update on: August 1st, 2023 at 09:24 pm
The 25-year-old India National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan has joined the likes of Mohammad Azharuddin and MS Dhoni in an elite list following his incredible performance in the three-match ODI series against the West Indies National Cricket Team.
Ishan Pranav Kumar Pandey Kishan has had a great time on the ongoing tour of the West Indies. He received his Test debut cap in the two-match series and impressed many with his performance both behind the wickets and with the bat.
He continued his form in the subsequent ODI series and hit good 52 runs in the first match when the other batters failed miserably. In the second ODI too, he hit good 55 runs, but unfortunately that innings came in a losing cause.
Ishan Kishan Equals MS Dhoni, Shreyas Iyer’s Record
Kishan stepped up in the crucial series-deciding third ODI for India National Cricket Team at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on Tuesday, August 1.
He showcased his intent from the initial half of the innings and batted aggressively. Kishan hit some good boundaries during his innings and completed his half-century off just 43 deliveries.
Ishan Kishan looked set for a hundred as the West Indies bowlers were unable to trouble the wicketkeeper-batter. However, he failed to get a hundred as he was dismissed by Yannic Cariah. The young Indian batter stepped out of the crease in an attempt to play a big shot in the 20th over but got stumped by the wicketkeeper Shai Hope.
As Kishan hit a fifty, he became just the 6th Indian to score 50-plus scores in each match of a 3-ODI bilateral series. Kishan scored 77 runs off 64 balls, with 8 fours and 3 sixes. He was also involved in a terrific 143 runs partnership in 118 balls with Shubman Gill.
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50+ in each match of a 3-ODI bilateral series for India):
K Srikkanth vs SL 1982
Dilip Vengsarkar vs SL 1985
Mohammad Azharuddin vs SL 1993
MS Dhoni vs Aus 2019
Shreyas Iyer vs NZ 2020
Ishan Kishan vs WI 2023