Ishan Kishan credited a "perfect wicket and situation" after he smashed the fastest-ever ODI double century in India's 227-run win over Bangladesh on Saturday.
Bangladesh had already secured series victory by winning the first two ODIs, but Kishan's 210 off 131 deliveries helped India to save some face ahead of the teams' Test series later in December.
Kishan reached his double century off just 126 balls, beating Chris Gayle's previous record of a double ton off 138 balls against Zimbabwe during the 2015 World Cup.
Kishan and Virat Kohli combined for a huge second-wicket partnership of 290 as India set Bangladesh 410 to win, a target they fell well short of as they were bowled out for 182, mustering 28 runs fewer than Kishan did on his own.
Kishan was understandably delighted after the match, saying in the post-match presentations: "It was a perfect wicket and situation to bat on.
"I was just looking to watch the ball properly, and go with the flow. At this level, whenever you get the chance, you need to make the most out of it. I was just picking the ball and the bowlers, and things were going my way!"
For his fiery double ton, @ishankishan51 bags the Player of the Match award as #TeamIndia beat Bangladesh by 227 runs in the third ODI— BCCI (@BCCI) December 10, 2022
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India captain Rohit Sharma missed the third ODI after injuring his thumb during the second match, as KL Rahul stepped in to skipper the team.
Rahul praised Kishan's attacking mentality, and acknowledged the significance of the consolation victory as the teams look ahead to the Test series starting on December 14.
"It was brilliant to see how Virat and Ishan batted," Rahul declared. "The way Kishan started, he was looking aggressive from ball one.
"He got an opportunity and grabbed it with both hands. Getting a double hundred in ODIs isn't done often.
"There are a few injury concerns, but that gives opportunity to guys. We'll try and carry this confidence and momentum into the Tests."
Bangladesh captain Litton Das commended the innings of Kishan and Kohli, adding: "Ishan and Virat batted really well. Hats off to Ishan.
"We tried our best, but we didn't find any solution. If the score would have been 330, 340, it would have been a different ball game.
"They are a good side, and we played good cricket for two games."