Most of us know that cricketing legend Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar scored the first double century in One Day Internationals. We also remember he scored unbeaten 200 runs against South Africa in February 2010. But do you know that he wasn’t the first cricketer to maiden 200?
Well yes, it is one of the interesting cricket facts that Sachin is not the first batsman to hit the 1st double hundred in ODIs. Before Sachin, Australian cricketer Belinda Clark scored the first ever double ton in a One Day International match. Belinda hit unbeaten 229 in the 1997 women’s world cup against Denmark. She took 155 balls to score these runs with the help of 22 fours.
Belinda Clark didn’t hit single six in that innings. History creating Aussie woman, helped team to score first ever 400+ score in ODI cricket.
Off-course Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman in men’s ODI cricket to score the double century.