Rohit Sharma went on to rewrite ODI history books at Eden Gardens on Thursday, where he played arguably the best innings in one-day cricket – hitting the highest score every in an ODI knock with his 264 off just 173 balls.
En route becoming the first man to hit two double centuries in one-day internationals, Rohit sent many more records tumbling.
Here’s the record-breaking list:
Rohit’s history-making 264 in 173 balls against Sri Lanka on Tuesday rewrote many world records – chiefly, first man to hit two ODI double centuries. (BCCI Images)
1. First man in the history of the game to register two ODI double hundreds.
2. Highest individual score (264) in an ODI.
3. Highest individual score by an Indian in List A cricket.
4. Second highest individual score ever in List A cricket. Highest is in the name of Ally Browne, who made 268 for Surrey.
5. Most fours (33) in an ODI innings.
Rohit’s belligerence, which saw him go from 50 to 250 in just 94 balls, also took India past 400 to register their fourth highest total in ODIs.
– India 418 for 5 vs West Indies, Indore, 2011
– India 414 for 7 vs Sri Lanka, Rajkot, 2009
– India 413 for 5 vs Bermuda, Port of Spain, 2007
– India 404 for 5 vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata, 2014
There have been just three men to reach the landmark of 200 in ODIs, and all of them are Indians doing it in India in the last four years starting with Sachin Tendulkar in 2010.
– Rohit Sharma, 264 vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata, 2014,
– Virender Sehwag, 219 vs West Indies, Indore, 2011
– Rohit Sharma, 209 vs Australia, Bangalore, 2013
– Sachin Tendulkar, 200 vs South Africa, Gwalior, 2010