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Kishan 210, Kohli 113; India 409, Bangladesh 182

India 409 for 8 (Kishan 210, Kohli 113, Shakib 2-68) beat Bangladesh 182 (Shakib 43, Thakur 3-30, Axar 2-22) by 227 runs

Ishan Kishan ripped up the ODI file books and Bangladesh’s assault with the quickest double-hundred, off 126 balls, to disclaim the hosts a 3-0 whitewash in Chattogram. Chris Gayle had held the earlier file, having reeled off a 138-ball double-century within the 2015 World Cup towards Zimbabwe in Canberra. At numerous factors, Kishan regarded good to surpass Rohit Sharma’s 264 – the highest score in ODI cricket – however Litton Das plucked a catch out of skinny air within the thirty sixth over to restrict Kishan to 210 off a mere 131 balls.

Kishan dominated a 290-run second-wicket stand with Virat Kohli, who shrugged off a shaky begin to notch up an 85-ball century – his first in ODI cricket since August 2019. Kohli holed out for 113, however cameos from Washington Sundar (37 off 27) and Axar Patel (20 off 17) propelled India previous 400. It was the primary time since October 2015 {that a} workforce aside from England had run up a 400-plus score in males’s ODIs.

In response, Bangladesh folded for 182 in 34 overs, nearly avoiding the ignominy of their biggest defeat (through runs) in ODI cricket. In all, they might handle solely 20 boundaries. Kishan alone had hit 24 fours and despatched ten sixes flying over the boundary in a knock that dripped with sustained intent, a departure from India’s latest safety-first strategy.

Kishan may not have even performed this recreation had India’s common captain Rohit been match. The substitute opener seized his alternative and unfurled his full vary, which starkly contrasted with Shikhar Dhawan‘s struggles this collection. Dhawan was dismissed for 3 off 8 balls – his third successive single-digit rating – with Mehidy Hasan Miraz pinning him lbw along with his first ball after a profitable assessment.

Mehidy received the new-ish ball to show and maintain within the pitch. He might’ve minimize Kohli’s innings quick at 1 in his subsequent over had Litton not dropped a sitter at quick midwicket. Kishan then teed off, permitting Kohli sufficient time to regulate to the tempo and (variable) bounce of the Chattogram pitch.

Kishan jumped onto any trace of width outdoors off and went 4,6,4 towards Ebadot Hossain within the twelfth over. It ought to’ve been a portent, however Bangladesh did not learn the indicators. They saved providing Kishan width and saved copping extreme punishment. And once they erred too straight and quick, Kishan powerfully pulled them off over the leg facet. He additionally often flitted across the crease to fabricate boundaries on each side of the pitch with ridiculous ease.

Kishan reached his maiden ODI ton off 85 balls and wanted simply 18 extra balls to zoom previous 150. Around this level, him getting that file double-century appeared inevitable – a lot that Kohli even celebrated pre-maturely, pondering the ball had travelled to the boundary after Kishan had tapped a single to deep cowl within the thirty fifth over. Four balls later, Kishan grew to become the fourth Indian participant – after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit – to publish an ODI double-hundred.

With nonetheless 15 overs left in India’s innings, Rohit’s 264 – and presumably 300 – wasn’t past Kishan’s attain. Litton, nevertheless, accomplished a wise catch operating round from long-off, off Taskin Ahmed, to cease Kishan in his tracks.

Kohli despatched Kishan off with pats on his head and took over from him within the center. After attending to his fifty off 54 balls, he hit excessive with larger freedom. When Taskin dug a brief ball outdoors off, Kohli might have opted to drag him over midwicket. Instead, he held his form and swatted him over mid-off. Then, when Taskin went fuller and outdoors off in his subsequent over, Kohli reached out and slapped him over the identical mid-off area. He finally broke his ODI century drought and celebrated the landmark by launching a Mustafizur Rahman offcutter over his head for six.

Shakib Al Hasan then supplied Bangladesh some respite with the late wickets of Kohli and Washington, adopted by 43 off 50 balls with the bat. He was the one Bangladesh batter to have gotten a measure of the pitch and even fronted as much as speedy quick balls from tearaway Umar Malik. Litton pitched in with 29 off 26 balls on the prime, however Kishan’s opening salvo had put Bangladesh up to now behind that they had been by no means within the chase.

Kuldeep Yadav, who had been added to the injury-hit squad on the eve of the sport, put in an excellent shift, although he had just one wicket to his identify. It was Axar, the opposite left-arm spinner, who had triggered a batting collapse with the wickets of Anamul Haque Bijoy and Mushfiqur Rahim. Not even Mehidy might save Bangladesh on the day.

Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo



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