Pathum Nissanka smashes Sri Lanka’s first-ever double century in ODI history

Sri Lanka’s top order batter Pathum Nissanka on Friday (Feb.09) stroked the maiden double-century hit by a Sri Lankan cricketer in ODI format.

Nissanka scored 210 off just 139 balls to register the first-ever individual double century for the Lions.

The 25-year-old will go down in the ODI history as the 12th player to hit a double-century in international cricket.
A short while ago, the star opener played a delightful knock against Afghanistan in the first ODI at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Sri Lanka were 370/2 when Nissanka reached this historic milestone.

Meanwhile, Nissanka also broke the record 189 runs scored by Sanath Jayasuriya against India in Sharjah in 2000, which remained the highest ODI score amassed by a Sri Lankan for over 20 years.

This also re-writes the history as the highest number of runs scored by a Sri Lankan player at a home playground breaking the record.

The title to hold the highest score in the world’s ODI history is held by Rohit Sharma, who slammed 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014.

Highest scores by Sri Lankan player in ODI history;

Sanath Jayasuriya - 189

Upul Tharanga - 174*

Kumar Sangakkara - 169

T M Dilshan - 161*

Double-centuries in ODI history

Rohit Sharma (Highest) - 264 

Martin Guptill - 237*

Amelia Kerr - 232*  

Belinda Clark (First female) - 229* 

Virender Sehwag - 219

Chris Gayle - 215 

Fakhar Zaman - 210*

Ishan Kishan - 210

Rohit Sharma - 209

Rohit Sharma - 208*

Shubman Gill   - 208

Glenn Maxwell - 201*

Sachin Tendulkar - 200*