Ishan Kishan, a young Indian batsman known for his incredible batting power, set a record by scoring 210 runs in the third and final ODI match against Bangladesh on Saturday at Chattogram. Furthermore, Ishan Kishan achieved the milestone as the seventh player for an international team, the fourth from India and the player to do so the fastest in cricket history. In addition, Ishan’s innings of 131 balls contributed to India’s massive 409 for a total of eight. Ishan boldly claimed that he too could have gone for 300 after the hit.
Ishan Kishan wanted to score 300
“The wicket was too good to bat. My intention was very clear, if the ball is there, I’m going for it. I am lucky to hear my name in the midst of such legends. I still feel when I went out: 15 overs left. I could have scored 300 too.” —Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan seized the opportunity to open the batting for India in place of injured skipper Rohit Sharma. Also, after Shikhar Dhawan left the game early, he put together a second-wicket partnership record 290 runs. Also, in the process, Kohli achieved his 44th ODI century and first in the format in 1214 days. But Ishan’s spectacular blow overshadowed his efforts.
He reached his century in just 85 balls and then launched a blitzkrieg, scoring 156 runs completely in limits. Ishan said that if he had kept playing, he would have easily scored 300 runs even though he was eventually dropped in the 36th.
India vs Bangladesh: 3rd ODI Highlights
India did not get off to a bright start as the visitors lost opener Shikhar Dhawan by just 3 runs. Then Kohli and Ishan Kishan started to take control and then suddenly Ishan Kishan started to take the attack on the opposition and quickly turned the tables scoring a mammoth 210 off 131 balls with 24 fours and 10 sixes.
Kohli scored another century (113) and led India to 409/8 in 50 overs. Indian bowlers immediately warmed up the Bangladeshi batting order. In their 410 chase, Bangladesh got off to a fast start but eventually gave up due to chase rate pressure. Anamul started the procession, but Mustafizur’s outburst stopped her. The bowlers were relentless in their approach, similar to Kishan’s earlier in the day. He effectively started the match by out-batting Bangladesh out of the contest. India needed to address several concerns, which it probably did as a result of that terrible blow.