Pathum Nissanka Makes History with Record-Breaking ODI Double Century
In a historic performance, Pathum Nissanka has become the first Sri Lankan cricketer to achieve a double century in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
This remarkable feat occurred during the initial ODI against Afghanistan in Pallekele, where Nissanka not only secured a double hundred but also claimed the third-fastest record for achieving this milestone in ODIs, achieving it in just 136 balls.
This accomplishment surpasses Chris Gayle’s previous record of a double hundred in 138 balls.
- Pathum Nissanka achieves a groundbreaking ODI double-hundred.
- He becomes the first Sri Lankan cricketer to reach the 200-run mark.
- Nissanka claims the third spot among the fastest double-century scorers in ODIs.
Breaking Sanath Jayasuriya’s enduring record for the highest score by a Sri Lankan cricketer in ODIs, Nissanka sealed his double century by hitting a six off the fifth ball of the 49th over and a boundary off the second ball of the final over.
His unbeaten innings of 210 runs in 139 balls included an impressive display of 20 fours and eight sixes.
While Ishan Kishan holds the record for the fastest ODI double century with 126 balls against Bangladesh in 2022, Nissanka’s accomplishment places him among an elite group of 10 cricketers who have achieved this milestone in ODIs.
Rohit Sharma leads the pack with three double centuries, followed by cricket legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Martin Guptill, Fakhar Zaman, Chris Gayle, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, and Glenn Maxwell.
Nissanka’s extraordinary achievement marks a significant moment in Sri Lankan cricket history