Everything You Need to Know About Double Century in ODI

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List of ODI Double Centuries in Cricket


It was once a time that hitting a double century in a One Day International match was unthinkable. All cricketer aims to break into the Double Century Listing in One-Day International cricket’s pages of history. However, it is a difficult task. Obtaining such a level of accomplishment needs more than bravery, talent, and perseverance.

One needs incredible tenacity to hit a double century in ODI. However, in one-day internationals, ten cricketers have achieved ten double centuries, including three Indian batsmen. This article will remind you about the eminent cricketers who have scored double centuries in One Day International matches. 


Small Briefing About Double Century in ODI

Up to this point, eight cricketers have scored a double century in ODI. However, there is a record of ten double centuries. Isn’t it astounding? While every cricketer only wants to appear in the history of double century holders at least once. The famous Indian cricketer, Rohit Sharma, has crossed the 200-run mark three times.

However, Australia’s Belinda Clark was the first woman cricketer to accomplish this record. She scored 229* runs in opposition to Denmark on December 16, 1997. In 2010, Sachin Tendulkar became the first man cricketer to reach a double century. He scored 200 runs in an ODI match against South Africa.

Best Players Who Scored Double Centuries in ODIs

In one-day internationals, ten cricketers have achieved double century in ODI, including three Indian batsmen. Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in ODI background to record three double centuries. However, the following is the list of double-century makers in One-Day Internationals:

  1. Rohit Sharma

Throughout the official records of the double century in ODI, the name Rohit Sharma will appear three times. With three double centuries, he is the ODI cricket team’s genuinely revolutionary.  Because of this reason, Rohit Sharma is labeled as a “Hitman.” Also, he owns the global benchmark for the most outstanding individual score in an ODI, with 264 runs against Sri Lanka.

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Rohit Sharma

Moreover, he scored 209 runs opposite to Australia in Bangalore on November 2, 2013, with a strike rate of 132.28. He hammered 12 fours and a world-record-breaking 16 sixes. It was his debut double century, but undoubtedly not the last one. Afterward, on November 13, 2014, he made 264 runs against Sri Lankan Team in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

It was the top score ever. Rohit Sharma became the first batsman in this series to target multiple 200s on December 13, 2017. But, with a performance of 208 against Sri Lanka, he reached the 200-run mark again. With such a scoring rate of 135.94, Rohit smashed 13 fours and 12 sixes in his innings. He was instrumental in India’s victory over Sri Lanka at Mohali’s PCA IS Bindra Stadium.

  1. Martin Guptill

On March 21, 2015, Martin Guptill struck a steady 237 runs in just 163 balls. The match was at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, against the West Indies. In the World Cup quarter-finals, it was his most significant goal.

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Martin Guptill

The New Zealand Professional batsman hit and 24 fours 11 sixes with a scoring rate of 145.39. He outplayed West Indies bowlers and led New Zealand to victory in a high-profile match. As a result, Martin Guptill is currently ranked second international player for the most outstanding individual ODI score.

  1. Amelia Kerr

Amelia Kerr broke the global standard for the most outstanding individual scoring in an ODI for the second time. It is because she scored 232 runs in the Women’s ODI by smashing 2 sixes and 31 fours. She played at Castle Avenue in Dublin against Ireland. Amelia Kerr earned New Zealand pride by being the second woman to reach the double century mark.

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Amelia Kerr
  1. Belinda Clark

This woman became the first cricketer to score a double century in ODI, surprising admirers. However, she inspired every other cricketer in the world to believe that 200 scores are a vision to realize. On December 16, 1997, the female Australian cricketer hit 229 runs against the Danish women’s team in a women’s One Day International at MIG Club Ground of Mumbai.

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Belinda Clark

She had a strike rate of 147.74 on 22 fours. Belinda Clark had played an important role in the team’s success. From 1991 to 2005, she was a member of the Australian women’s team for fourteen years. As a result, she holds the women’s one-day record for most runs scored in ODIs.

  1. Virendra Sehwag

Virender Sehwag beat Sachin Tendulkar’s milestone by making 219 runs in an ODI versus West Indies at Holkar Cricket Stadium of Indore on December 8, 2011. He was the second Indian batter to reach the 200-run mark, earning the appellation Viru. In addition, Virender Sehwag is recognized for his outstanding batsmanship.

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Virender Sehwag

He hammered 25 fours and seven sixes in just 149 balls to reach 219 runs with a 146.97 percent strike rate. Viru is the most combative batter in the Indian cricket squad, so getting a double century in ODI was not challenging. You will be amazed to know that he is the third-highest scorer in one-day international cricket.

  1. Chris Gayle

In the ICC World Cup innings, Chris Gayle has broken the 200-score barrier. However, on February 24, 2015, he was playing against Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval of Canberra. In specific innings, he and his Gayleforce tormented the Zimbabwe bowlers with terror.

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Chris Gayle

With a scoring rate of 146.25, he smashed 10 fours and 16 sixes. Thus, he became another player to realize his ambition of a double centurion. As a result, Gayle is currently ranked fourth in the list for the most outstanding individual ODI score.

  1. Fakhar Zaman

Pakistan ascended to greater levels on July 20, 2018. At Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, Fakhar Zaman hit 210 runs opposite Zimbabwe. With this game, he inscribed his name on the list of international double century holders. With his tenacity and precision, he hit 24 fours and five sixes.

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Fakhar Zaman

Zaman became the first Pakistani cricketer to score a double century in ODI. As a result, Fakhar is currently ranked fifth for the best individual score in an ODI.

  1. Sachin Tendulkar

On February 24, 2010, the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar delighted everyone by striking a double century. He was the first male batsman to achieve this feat. There were 25 fours, three sixes, and a strike rate of 136.05 on that prestigious event. Sachin Tendulkar is known as the God of Cricket since he accomplished this achievement in Gwalior’s Captain Roop Singh Stadium, India versus South Africa.

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar blasted an astonishing 200 in just 147 balls. Thus, establishing a mammoth 401-point mark for South Africa to pursue. Undoubtedly, team India had ended the match with a victory. He was, nonetheless, named ‘Man of the Match’ for breaking the global record for most 200-run scorers in one-day internationals.

However, Sachin ranks as the 10th batsman in the list of double centurions. It is because Rohit Sharma holds another two double centuries ranking on the eighth and ninth position.


Now that we have reached the end of the article, which is your favorite player scoring double centuries?  A one-day international (ODI) is a limited-overs cricket performed between two global teams over 50 overs. 

Indeed, it is somewhat challenging to score such a high score against an international team of professionals. However, these eight players have set a benchmark with their intense gameplay.

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