David Malan becomes fastest to reach six centuries in ODI cricket history


David Malan becomes the fastest to reach six centuries in ODI cricket history. The 36-year-old England’s opener smashed 140 runs off 107 deliveries.


England’s second match of the World Cup 2023 was against Bangladesh on October 10 at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala. Bangladesh’s skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, won the toss and elected to field first. In reply, the England cricket team set a massive target of 346 runs with the loss of nine wickets. England’s scoreboard had contributions from the top order.

While Jonny Bairstow scored 52 runs off 59 balls, Joe Root sliced 82 runs off 68 deliveries, and David Malan scored 140 off 107 balls. Moreover, Malan concluded his century in 91 balls. In addition, his score includes 16 fours and five sixes. Previously, in the match against New Zealand, David Malan didn’t have the desirable innings. He scored 14 runs off 24 deliveries. However, in the second game, he trashed Bangladesh’s bowlers.

Furthermore, David Malan broke three records after his incredible innings against Bangladesh. Firstly, he became the first English cricketer to score the most runs in an over of an ODI World Cup. Malan charged on Mehdi Hasan in the 33rd over. Malan hit two sixes and two fours in that over. He scored 21 runs in the over. His score is the highest by an England batter in an over of the ODI World Cup.

The second record Malan broke was of being the oldest English player to hit a century in an ODI World Cup. Previously, Graham Gooch held the record, scoring a century at 34 years old. Lastly, the third record broken by David Malan is of being the fastest to smash six centuries in ODI cricket. Malan reached the milestone of six centuries in just 23 innings. He surpassed Iman-ul-Haq’s record of achieving six centuries in 27 innings.

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