In this article, we will discuss who is the player who has scored most number of double centuries in ODI Cricket, Full list of all double centuries in ODI Cricket, who was the first player to score a double century in One-Day Internationals, etc.
Most Number of Double Centuries in ODI Cricket
The below table shows all the double centuries in ODI cricket with their highest score and the opposition. A total of 10 double centuries in ODI cricket have been hit so far with each detail mentioned below in the table.
|Score (200+ runs)
|13th November 2014
|21st March 2015
|8th December 2011
|24th February 2015
|20th July 2018
|10th December 2022
|2nd November 2013
|13th December 2017
|18th January 2023
|24th February 2010
Most Number of Double Centuries in ODI Cricket
Rohit Sharma – 209, 208*, 264
1. 209 vs Australia at Bengaluru on 2nd November 2013
Rohit Sharma scored his maiden ODI double century against the mighty Australia at Bengaluru in 2013. Opening the batting, Sharma looked fluid with the bat and was dominating since ball one. His knock of 209 runs included 12 fours and 15 sixes and batted almost all the way till the last over before being dismissed by Clint McCay.
2. 264 vs Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens on 13th November 2014
Rohit Sharma notched up his second double century in ODI cricket against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens. His knock of 264 runs is the highest ever ODI score till date and is a very tough task to surpass it. Sharma’s knock of 264 included 33 fours and 9 sixes and was dismissed on the last ball of the innings.
3. 208* vs Sri Lanka at Mohali on 13 December 2017
Rohit Sharma notched up his third double century of his ODI career and it was again against Sri Lanka at Mohali in 2017. Sharma was not out still the end this time and again dominated the bowlers from ball one. His knock of 208* included 13 fours and 12 sixes. With this, Rohit Sharma is only player in the world with 3 double centuries in ODI cricket and stands first on the list of the most number of Double Centuries in ODI cricket.
Martin Guptill – 237* vs West Indies on 21st March 2015
Martin Guptill stands second on the list of the most number of double centuries. Guptill was in brilliant form in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Guptill scored his maiden double century in the 4th Quarter Final against West Indies where he smashed the West Indies bowlers all around the park. His knock of 237* runs included 24 fours and 11 sixes.
Virender Sehwag – 219 vs West Indies on 8th December 2011
Virender Sehwag became the second Indian to score a double century in the format after the great Sachin Tendulkar. Sehwag was at his peak in the early 2010s and dominated the West Indian bowlers at Indore. His knock of 219 against the West Indies included 25 fours and 7 sixes.
Chris Gayle – 215 vs Zimbabwe on 24th February 2015
The Universe Boss Chris Gayle also has a double century to his name in this format and this came against Zimbabwe in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Canberra. Opening the batting, Gayle was all over the Zimbabwe bowlers and was dismissed on the last ball of the innings. His knock of 215 runs included 10 fours and 16 sixes.
Fakhar Zaman – 210* vs Zimbabwe on 20th July 2018
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.
Ishan Kishan – 210 vs Bangladesh on 10th December 2022
Ishan Kishan became the 4th Indian batter to notch up a double century in ODI cricket. He opened the innings and was brilliant with the bat since ball one. He played both spinners and pacers equally well. His knock of 210 included 24 fours and 10 mighty sixes.
Shubman Gill – 208 vs New Zealand on 18th January 2023
Shubman Gill became the fifth Indian batter to achieve this feat after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. Gill was at his peak in 2023 and completely dominated the visitors and smashed their bowlers all over the park. His knock of 208 included 19 fours and 9 sixes.
Sachin Tendulkar – 200* vs South Africa on 24th February 2010
Sachin Tendulkar not only became the first Indian to achieve this feat but was also the first batter in the history of the sport to score a double century in ODI format. The master blaster held one end tight and was all over the South African bowlers at Gwalior. His knock of 200* included 25 fours and 3 sixes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Who has scored the highest number of runs in an innings in ODI Cricket ?
Rohit Sharma holds the record for the highest individual score in ODI cricket that is 264 runs
2. Who was first player to score a double hundred in ODI Cricket ?
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was the first player in the ODI history to score a double hundred in ODI cricket.
3. Who was first Indian Cricketer to score a double century ?
Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to score a double century in ODI cricket. He achieved this feat by scoring 200* against South Africa in 2010.