Because of the changing format of cricket, now no score is impossible. In this episode, if the small format of cricket is T20, then the team’s score is 200 in the 20-over game is seen as a winning score although batsmen like Gayle and Finch have reached close to the individual double century mark.
In the one-day cricket, many players have made a double century so far, in which India’s Rohit Sharma has scored three double hundreds alone. The international T20 cricket is still waiting for the double century which is unlikely to be seen, and in some ways it was shown by a player a few days ago that it is possible.
Chanderpaul hits double century; team scores 303 runs
On April 2, West Indies’ 44-year-old retired cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul made a double century in a T20 match.
Chanderpaul forged a partnership with Dwayne Smith against USA’s Mad Dogs team in the Adam Sanford Cricket4Life T20 tournament, and scored 210 runs in just 76 balls with 25 fours and 13 sixes. Chanderpaul made these runs with a strike rate of more than 250. With the help of Chanderpaul’s innings, his team scored 303 runs and won the match by 192 runs.
The southpaw retired from international cricket in January 2016 but still plays first-class cricket for Lancashire in the County Championship and for Guyana in the Regional Four Day Competition of West Indies.