Top 10 List of Fastest Double Century in ODI

Sachin Tendulkar was the first male cricketer to score a double century in ODIs in 2010, but Ishan Kishan holds the record for the fastest double century in the format.

Umaima Saeed
Umaima Saeed

Last Updated: 2023-11-22

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Scoring a double century in ODI cricket is a remarkable achievement, and it's a relatively exclusive club. Only nine batsmen have achieved this feat, resulting in a total of 12 double centuries in men's ODIs, with Rohit Sharma leading the way with three.

Sachin Tendulkar was the first male cricketer to score a double century in ODIs in 2010, and the most recent addition to this esteemed list is Glenn Maxwell, who accomplished this milestone in the ongoing 2023 ODI World Cup.

As for the fastest double century in ODIs, the record is held by Ishan Kishan, who achieved the feat in just 126 balls against Bangladesh in 2022. 

Fastest double century in ODI

Top 10 list

BatsmanTeamOpponent YearBalls 
Ishan KishanIndiaBangladesh2022126
Glenn MaxwellAustraliaAfghanistan2023128
Chris GayleWest IndiesZimbabwe2015138
Virender SehwagIndiaWest Indies2011140
Shubman GillIndiaNew Zealand2023145
Sachin TendulkarIndiaSouth Africa2010147
Fakhar ZamanPakistanZimbabwe2018148
Rohit Sharma IndiaSri Lanka2014151
Rohit Sharma IndiaSri Lanka2017151
Martin GuptillNew ZealandWest Indies2015153
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Ishan Kishan - 126 balls vs Bangladesh, 2022

Ishan Kishan's remarkable double century against Bangladesh in 2022 made history. He reached his double century in just 126 balls, setting a new record for the fastest double century in ODI cricket. Kishan concluded his innings with an incredible 210 runs off 131 balls, which included 24 fours and 10 sixes, resulting in an outstanding strike rate of 160.31. This performance also made him the youngest cricketer to score an ODI double-century. 

Glenn Maxwell - 128 balls vs Afghanistan, 2023

The recent World Cup match between Australia and Afghanistan witnessed one of the most remarkable innings in ODI cricket. An injured Glenn Maxwell, battling on one leg, played an extraordinary knock. Despite Australia being in a precarious position at 91/7 at one stage, Maxwell, along with Pat Cummins, orchestrated a miraculous chase in Mumbai.

 Maxwell, struggling with cramps, delivered an unbeaten innings of 201 runs from 128 balls against Afghanistan. His outstanding performance allowed Australia to pull off a stunning three-wicket victory. 

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Chris Gayle - 138 balls vs Zimbabwe, 2015

During the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Chris Gayle scored 215 runs from 147 deliveries, reaching the 200-run milestone in just 138 balls. His marathon innings was laced with 10 boundaries and 16 maximums. Gayle became the fourth cricketer to achieve a double century in ODIs and the first individual to accomplish this feat at the Cricket World Cup. Courtesy of the Gayle storm, West Indies went on to defeat Zimbabwe by 73 runs via the DLS method.

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Virender Sehwag - 140 balls vs West Indies, 2011

In a bilateral series against the West Indies in 2011, Virender Sehwag became the second batter to score a double century in ODIs. The dynamic opener reached the 200-run milestone in a mere 140 deliveries, concluding his innings with an impressive 219 runs off 149 balls. This remained the highest individual score in ODIs until November 2014, until Rohit Sharma broke the record. 

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Shubman Gill - 145 balls vs New Zealand, 2023

At the age of 23 years and 132 days, Shubman Gill became the youngest batter to score a double century in ODIs. Playing against New Zealand in Hyderabad earlier this year, Gill scored 208 off 149 with the help of 19 boundaries and nine maximums. He brought up his double century in 145 balls.

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Sachin Tendulkar - 147 balls vs South Africa, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar's double century against South Africa in 2010 remains one of his best knocks in the 50-over format. He became the first batter in the format's history to score a double ton. Sachin scored an unbeaten 200 runs in 147 balls, which was laced with 25 fours and three sixes. The match was played in Gwalior and the hosts won by 153 runs. 
Following the Master Blaster's remarkable knock, commentator Ravi Shastri exclaimed, "The first man on the planet to reach 200 and it's the superman from India -- Sachin Tendulkar's 200 from 147. Take a bow, master." 

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Fakhar Zaman - 148 balls vs Zimbabwe, 2018

In 2018 against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistani batter to score a double century in ODIs. He brought up his 200 in just 148 balls before walking back unbeaten on 210. Zaman's knock was laced with 24 fours and 10 sixes. Pakistan scored 399/1 before bowling pit Zimbabwe for 155 runs and winning the game by a 244-run margin. 

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Rohit Sharma - 151 balls vs Sri Lanka, 2014

Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs, the fastest of which came against Sri Lanka off 151 balls in 2014. Rohit scored 200 runs off 151 deliveries and an overall score of 264 from 173 balls, featuring 33 boundaries and nine sixes. India posted a formidable total of 404/5, and subsequently, they bowled out Sri Lanka for 251, securing a convincing victory by a margin of 153 runs.

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Rohit Sharma - 151 balls vs Sri Lanka, 2017

Later in 2017, Rohit Sharma scored yet another 151-ball 200 against Sri Lanka. This was his third double century, which came in Mohali. Rohit remained unbeaten with a score of 208 from 153 deliveries, which included 13 boundaries and 12 sixes. India, batting first, amassed a substantial total of 392/4, in reply to which Sri Lanka could only reach 251/8, resulting in a defeat by a margin of 141 runs.

Martin Guptill - 153 balls vs West Indies, 2015

In the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal against West Indies in Wellington, Martin Guptill scored 200 runs from 153 balls. This made him the first New Zealand batsman to score a double century in the format. Guptill went on to score an unbeaten 237 from 163 deliveries, comprising 24 fours and 11 sixes. New Zealand posted a formidable total of 393/6, and by restricting West Indies to 250, they secured a victory with a significant margin of 143 runs.

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Umaima Saeed
Umaima SaeedSports Writer

Umaima Saeed is a professional sports writer whose articles have been featured in several leading websites. She writes long-form content on sports, particularly cricket. She has a penchant for telling human-interest stories. Umaima has contributed articles on cricket to more than a dozen publications, both in print and online.