Rohit Sharma Creates History, Slams Record 264 to Become Highest ODI Scorer

Updated: 13 November 2014 22:44 IST

After being dropped on 4, Rohit Sharma made the most of his lifeline to become the only man to slam two ODI double centuries. His knock helped India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs.

Rohit Sharma Creates History, Slams Record 264 to Become Highest ODI Scorer
Emotions galore! Rohit Sharma reacts during his epic double century vs Sri Lanka. © BCCI

Rohit Sharma created history, becoming the first man ever to smash two double centuries in ODIs. Rohit got his second double ton vs Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens on Thursday. His first (209) came against Australia in Bangalore on November 3, 2013. Rohit also surpassed Virender Sehwag's 219 to become the highest-scorer in ODIs. Rohit was dismissed off the final delivery for 264, as India finished on 404/5 and eventually won the match by 153 runs. Rohit's scintillating essay included 33 fours and 9 sixes. (Scorecard | Highlights | Full match report)

Rohit survived an early dropped chance when he was on 4 and capitalised well to make his way into the record books. He reached the 200-run mark off 151 balls. "I was not tired at all. Coming after a two-month break, I was determined. Once I crossed 50, I had to get a century," Rohit said in a chat. (300 can wait, I am happy with record 264: Rohit | Rohit's knock in pics)

Rohit, playing in his first ODI after injuring his hand in India's tour of England, took time to get his eye in after stand-in skipper Kohli won his first toss of the series and elected to bat. However, following the dismissals of Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayudu, Rohit and Kohli came together to plot India's fightback. (Sachin Tendulkar applauds Rohit Sharma's innings)

There was a seamless transition in Rohit's approach as the presence of Kohli instilled confidence in the Mumbaikar. He reached his 24th half-century off 71 balls and began to shift gears from thereon. Sri Lanka's good start was torn to shreds when Rohit raced away to a run-a-ball century and then belted their bowlers all around the iconic Eden Gardens to reach his 200 in the 46th over. Rohit, who finished on 264 off 173 balls, was at his ruthless best as the last 200 runs of his knock came from just 94 balls. (Fuming Angelo Matthews tears into Sri Lankan team)



Topics : India Rohit Sharma Sri Lanka in India Series, 2014-15 Cricket
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