India beat Bangladesh by 227 runs in the third and final ODI of the three-match series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday, December 10. Bangladesh suffered their biggest ODI loss in history, although they still won the series 1-2. The Men in Blue avoided a 0-3 whitewash and their third biggest win by runs in men’s ODIs.
After being sent in to bat first after losing the toss, India posted a mammoth total of 409/8 in 50 overs. Wicket keeper-batter Ishan Kishan, who came in for an injured Rohit Sharma, scored a stunning double century of 210 runs off 131 balls, while Virat Kohli slammed his first ODI century since August 2019, scoring 113 runs off 91 deliveries.
When he reached 200 in just 126 balls, the youngster surpassed Chris Gayle’s record to become the fastest batsman in the world to score a double century in 50-over cricket. He joins an elite group that includes superstars like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, and Chris Gayle, and is also the youngest batsman to score a double ton in one-day internationals.
All I Can Do Is Perform When I Get A Chance – Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan wants to let his bat do the talking as he hopes to secure a place in India’s World Cup squad for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup on home soil.
“I don’t know, I don’t think these things,” Ishan Kishan said. “All I can do is perform when I get a chance. I don’t want to talk, I want to let my bat do the talking. Whether there is a place for me or not.”
It’s About Making Use Of The Opportunities – Ishan Kishan
With this century, Kishan declared his candidacy for the opening slot, a position that will be crucial when India hosts the World Cup later next year. The left-hander stated that he could not complain and demand to bat in this particular position.
“Batting position, I think, other players also come through having batted at different positions. So being a young player, I can’t complain and demand that you must bat me at this particular position,” Kishan said in the post-mach press conference. “At this level, it’s about making use of the opportunities that are provided to you. That’s how big players are made.
“Rahul Dravid was very happy. He also knows that he isn’t able to give a chance to everyone who wants to play, who wants to do well. Because we already have such a good side.”