Ranking all 8 double centuries in ODI cricket
Rohit Sharma has a record of owning three ODI double centuries.
Updated - May 29, 2021 2:21 pm
Scoring an ODI double hundred is one of the most difficult tasks. With just 50 overs, even openers find it hard to hit a double century in an ODI match. Despite this, there have been 8 instances where batsmen have hit an ODI double hundred.
Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry held the record for the highest ODI score (194) for a really long time. It was only in 2010 where we witnessed the first ODI double hundred. Post that, we got seven other double centuries in the next eight years.
Irrespective of the opposition or ground, every double century was world-class. However, which are the best double hundreds we have witnessed in ODI cricket? Let’s take a look at them-
Ranking all double tons in ODI cricket so far
8) Fakhar Zaman- 210
Pakistan fans waited for a really long time to see a player from their nation get to an ODI double hundred. Their wish was finally granted by the Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman as he went on to score 210* against Zimbabwe in 2018. He was superb that day.
Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar held the record for the highest individual score in the history of ODI cricket as well as the highest ODI score by a Pakistani batsman. While we saw Tendulkar break the highest individual score record in ODIs, Fakhar Zaman broke his record for the highest score by a Pakistani batsman during this knock against Zimbabwe. He went on to score 210* in 156 balls at a strike rate of 134.62.
His knock consisted of 24 fours and 5 sixes. The reason why this double hundred is ranked last in this list is because it came against a poor bowling attack. Besides, Zaman scored this in the 4th ODI when the series was done and dusted. Pakistan had already won the first three of the five ODI matches. Nevertheless, scoring a double hundred isn’t easy and even this double hundred by Zaman was very good.