Everyone knows that Sachin Tendulkar became the first man in the world to hit a double century in the history of ODI cricket. But you will be surprised that even before Sachin someone else became the first player to hit a double hundred in ODI cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar scored his double century in 2010 against South Africa in Gwalior. After that inning from Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to hit a double century in ODI cricket. But you will be surprised that even before Sachin, a player hit a double century in ODIs. And you will be surprised to know that player is not a male cricketer but a female cricketer.
Belinda Clark first player to hit a double hundred in ODI
Australian woman cricketer Belinda Clark scored 229 runs during the match against Denmark during the Women’s World Cup played in Mumbai in 1997. In such a situation, we can say that Belinda Clarke is the first player to hit a double hundred in ODI in world cricket.
During his historic unbeaten 229 runs, Clarke faced 155 balls and hit 22 fours. In that match, Australia women’s team batted first and scored 412 runs for 3 wickets. In response to which Denmark’s team was all out for only 49 runs and Australia team easily won the match.
Australia women’s team won that match by 363 runs. Apart from Clarke another woman cricketer has also scored a double hundred in ODI. New Zealand