for the most tonnes scored by an English batter in a calendar year.
This year, Dawid Malan extended his remarkable streak and joined the exclusive club of English stars.Dawid Malan, the opening batsman for England, has been on a phenomenal run this year and has already tied Jonny Bairstow and David Gower for the most ODI tonnes in a calendar year. During his team’s ICC Cricket World Cup encounter against Bangladesh in Dharamshala, Malan reached this milestone. Malan was an amalgam of ice and fire in the battle. He remained at the wicket for 107 balls, scoring 140 runs that included 16 fours and 5 sixes.
Malan pushed harder to score the following 40 runs in just 16 balls after achieving his tonne off 91 balls, scoring his tonne.
The most ODI tonnes by an England batter in a calendar year are currently held by Gower (1983), Bairstow (2018), and Malan this year with four each.
Malan scored his sixth century in the game, setting a record for the shortest time in the history of the ODI format—23 innings—to attain six hundreds. Imam-Ul-Haq of Pakistan, who had previously held this record (27 innings for his sixth ODI tonne), is surpassed by him.
He has 745 runs this year in 11 ODIs, with an average of 74.50 and a strike rate of over 100. With a top score of 140, he has scored four tonnes and three fifty-scores.
Bangladesh gave England the ball, and they scored a staggering 364/9 in 50 overs.
In addition to Malan’s masterful performance, Joe Root (82 in 68 balls with eight fours and a six) and Jonny Bairstow (52 in 59 balls with eight fours) all scored fifty runs to help England achieve the Himalayan total.
For Bangladesh, Mehedi Hasan (4/71) and Shoriful Islam (3/75) were the preferred bowlers.