What they said
- Russell Domingo, then Bangladesh head coach
The closest contenders
210 vs Bangladesh, third ODI, Chattogram
Kishan's breathtaking 210 underlined how a batter cannot just rely on his skills but has to take calculated risks to make monumental scores. He hit 24 fours and ten sixes, getting to the fastest ODI double-hundred in the process. His acceleration from 100 to 200 was a sight to behold - the first hundred came in 85 balls, the second in 41 - and so were his celebrations.
152 vs England, third ODI, Melbourne
Head put the English attack to the sword for the second time in three matches, this time hitting his highest ODI score, while adding 269 runs in the opening stand with David Warner. It bookended an impressive year for Head - he finished with 550 runs at 68.75.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84