July 20, 2024

Kishan’s record 210 denies Bangladesh clean sweep

Sports Desk: Kohli hits a hundred too, before Bangladesh fade away quickly in massive chase.

The first ball that Ishan Kishan faced after the first powerplay, he went hard at Shakib Al Hasan. The ball stopped on him, and lobbed in the air, but fell short of long-on. On another day this could have carried to a fielder. Even if it had, it would have been a refreshing change for India’s crowded top-order batting: a score of 33 off 41 and no intention of letting the bowlers get a breather as the field spread.
As it turned out, Kishan ended up playing an innings that might well drag India’s top-order batting into the 2020s. He obliterated records for the fastest double-hundred and the earliest one in a team innings, but there is a bigger story in the breakdown of the numbers.

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