Monday 19 February 2018 / 05:08 PM

Rohit Sharma's ODI world record innings

Not long ago, it seemed like a batsmen would never make 200 runs in a one day international match.

The first man to do that was one of the best batsmen to ever strap on the pads, Sachin Tendulkar, who managed 200 not out in 2010.

Virender Sehwag was the next to achieve the feat, surpassing Tendulkar in 2011 by racking up 219.

Keeping the record in India, Rohit Sharma belted 264 off 173 balls against Sri Lanka to surpass the old mark by a whopping 45 runs.

While Sharma ripped the Sri Lankan bowling apart, he did receive some help early on.

In the fifth over Sharma got a thick outside edge which flew to Thisara Perera at third man, who spilled the chance.

Sharma added another 260 after that and picked up some records and fascinating stats to go along with it.

First off, this was the fourth ever ODI double century; all have come from an Indian’s bat, and this was Sharma’s second.

Sharma scored 65.34 per cent of India’s total runs and notched 13 runs more than Sri Lanka’s team total.

If Sharma had not gotten out on the last ball of the innings, he would have been the 10th player to carry his bat through a full innings.

Of his mammoth total, 186 came from boundaries, including 33 fours, the most in an innings, and nine sixes.

After notching his half-century in a leisurely 72 balls, Sharma went into overdrive, and went from 100 to 250 in a ridiculously fast 67 balls.

Courtesy of Sharma’s massive innings, India posted 404.

Sri Lanka were then bowled out 251 as India recorded 153-run victory.

[YouTube: The CricManiac]

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