In ODIs, every batsman aspires to play a long innings where he can score the highest score from his side. Over the years there have several batsman who have played high scoring innings and have registered the highest scores in One Day Internationals. A lot of players have scored double hundreds which been registered as the highest ever scores in the format. Let’s take a look at the top batsmen to hit most double centuries in ODI cricket.
The list of cricketers who have scored a double century in the ODI
Rohit Sharma Double Century List
|Opponent / Time
|264 (Highest score in ODI history)
|Sri Lanka, 2014
|Australia, November 2013
|Sri Lanka, December 2017
Rohit Sharma’s innings progression against Sri Lanka: 50 in 72, 100 in 100, 150 in 125, 200 in 151, 250 in 166, and he finished with a score of 264 in 173 balls. He lit up the Eden Gardens and the 2nd highest run-scorer that day was Virat who scored a half-century.
The Hitman Rohit Sharma produced a masterclass batting performance in the last ODI of the series against Australia to score a then career-best 209. He achieved this score in just 158 balls which included 12 fours and a record 16 sixes with a strike rate of 132.27.
Him again, this guy needs to stop now. Rohit had hit 25 boundaries of which 12 of them were sixes alone. This knock took India to 392/4 in 50 overs and eventually India went on to win the match comfortably by 141 runs. Sharma is the only cricketer to have scored three double hundreds in ODI cricket. It was also the second against Sri Lanka and the other one was against Australia.
Martin Guptill Double Century
The 2015 World Cup witnessed two double-centuries and the West Indies were involved in both these instances. While they were clapping and smiling from their dressing room during one instance, they were hopelessly watching and chasing the ball the second time. Martin Guptill’s 237 during the quarter-finals of that World Cup is the only double-ton recorded during an ICC knockout fixture.
The swashbuckling New Zealand opener hit 24 fours and 11 sixes on his way to an unforgettable 237 off 149 balls. It is the second-highest individual score in ODI history.
Virender Sehwag Double Century
West indies again? Seems like they have a special habit of getting smashed by one player. Virender Sehwag scored a mesmerizing 219-run inning against West Indies at Indore. It was the highest ever ODI score at the time.
Virender Sehwag is without a doubt one of the greatest opening batsmen ever in the history of cricket. In a career spanning more than 14 years, the swashbuckling Delhi opener redefined the opening batting in all formats. While the people will remember the two triple centuries in test matches, his ODI double century in 2011 in Indore is equally memorable. Incidentally, that special double hundred knock turned out to be his last century for India in ODIs so it will always be cherished by fans all over the world.
Chris Gayle Double Century
Chris Gayle is known for his destructive batting style in limited over formats of the game. The left-hander was up against the Zimbabwe at the 2015 ODI World Cup. Gayle played an outstanding 215 run knock against his opponents and registered his name as the only West Indies player to hit a double ton in One-Day Internationals.
Fakhar Zaman Double Century
The first Pakistani batter on the list of the most number of double centuries is Fakhar Zaman and is also the only player from Pakistan to achieve this feat. He was at his peak in 2018 and scored his maiden ODI double hundred against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo. His knock of 210* runs included 24 fours and 5 sixes.
Most Number of Double Centuries in ODI Cricket
|264, 209, 208*
Frequently Asked Question
Which batter has scored the 1st double century in ODI?
Former Australian captain Belinda Clark scored the first double century in ODI cricket among women, whilst Sachin Tendulkar was the first among men to do the same.
Who has the most double centuries in test cricket?
Don Bradman (12) has the most double centuries in test cricket.
Who has the most double centuries in ODI Cricket?
Rohit Sharma (3) has the most double centuries in ODIs.
Who has the fastest double century in ODI cricket history?
Ishan Kishan holds the record for scoring the fastest double century in ODI cricket. He completed his double hundred in just 126 deliveries against Bangladesh on 10th Dec 2022.
How many double centuries have been scored in ODI?
A total of 10 double centuries have been hit in One Day Internationals.
How many players have hit double hundred in ODIs?
A total of 8 players have hit double hundreds in ODIs.