Ishan Kishan, a young Indian batsman, wins the India ODI series in classic style: As India claimed the ODI series against the West Indies with a surprising 200-run win in the third ODI at Tarouba, young opener Ishan Kishan entered an elite fraternity of just six players.
Kishan smashed a quickfire 77 off just 64 balls against the West Indies to score his third consecutive half-century, and in the process joined a club of five other Indian male players to reach 50s in all matches of a bilateral three-match ODI series.
The group that Kishan entered includes some of India’s greatest players, with Kris Srikkanth (1982), Dilip Vengsarkar (1985), Mohammad Azharuddin (1993), MS Dhoni (2019), and Shreyas Iyer (2020) being the previous batsmen who have achieved this feat.
While Kishan has some way to go to match the feats of the above quintet, the dynamic 25-year-old has made a stellar start to his international career over the past two years and looks set to earn selection for India this year. ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Since making his international 50-over debut against Sri Lanka in July 2021, Kishan has scored 617 runs in 17 ODIs and his record-breaking 210 against Bangladesh late last year has been an exceptional debut performance so far.
Indian Young Batsman’s surprising performance.
His efforts against the West Indies showed that the left-handed batsman now has more consistency in his game and his impressive career strike rate of 107.43 in ODI cricket provides another good attacking option to India’s top-order.
While West Indies bouncer Kyle Mayers initially bothered Kishan in the third ODI of the series on Tuesday, he quickly regained his stride to smash boundaries alongside fellow opener Shubman Gill with ease.
Kishan was stumped by West Indies skipper Shai Hope in the 20th over, but he and Shubman Gill had put up 143 for the first wicket to put India in a great position to win the series.
In the absence of rested players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Gill (85), Sanju Samson (51) and stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya (70*) all produced half-centuries as India built a huge 351/5 in front of them. Make. 50 overs, which was always going to be plenty because the hosts fell far short of responding.
The batsmen scored 3 half-centuries in 3 matches of a series for India
|Batsman Name||Opposition Team||Year|
|Kris Srikkanth||Sri Lanka||1982|
|Dilip Vengsarkar||Sri Lanka||1985|
|Mohammad Azharuddin||Sri Lanka||1993|
|Shreyas Iyer||New Zealand||2020|
|Ishan Kishan||West Indies||2023|