Rohit Sharma scored his third score of 200 in ODIs © AFP
Rohit Sharma scored his third score in excess of 200 in ODIs © AFP

Sri Lanka were never in the hunt in the 2nd ODI against India at Mohali once Rohit Sharma decided to celebrate his wedding anniversary in style. Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh went through a multitude of emotions in the stands as Rohit hammered the Sri Lankans to pulp for an unbeaten 153-ball 208. India piled up 392 for 4 and restricted Sri Lanka to 251 for 8. Not many sides have come back from a humiliating defeat in such emphatic fashion to level a series. India and Sri Lanka will now move to Visakhapatnam to play the decider, on December 17.

Records involving Rohit Sharma:

3 ODI double-hundreds by Rohit when nobody has even 2. Rohit’s other double-hundreds were 209 against Australia at Bengaluru in 2013-14 and 264 — still the world record by far — against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in 2014-15. Interestingly, 5 of the 7 ODI double-hundreds have been scored by Indians.

3 List A double-hundreds by Rohit Sharma, more than anyone else. Rohit went past Ali Brown, who has done it twice. However, while Brown’s double-hundreds came in domestic matches, all 3 of Rohit’s innings came in ODIs.

5 ODI 150s by Rohit, the joint-most in history. Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner also have 5 apiece. Tendulkar, Warner, and Rohit are also the only ones with four 160s. Rohit’s four 170s are the most; while he shares the record for most 180s (three) with Martin Guptill, he remains the only one with three 190s.

1 score higher than Rohit’s 208* today by a captain. Virender Sehwag holds the record, with 219 against West Indies at Indore in 2011-12.

12 sixes hit by Rohit today, the 2nd-most by a captain in an ODI. Only AB de Villiers (16 against West Indies at Johannesburg in 2014-15) had hit more.

45 sixes for Rohit in 2017, the most by an Indian in a single calendar year. Tendulkar had hit 40 sixes in 1998. In fact, only de Villiers (58 sixes in 2015) and Shahid Afridi (48 in 2002) have hit more sixes than Rohit in a calendar year.

38 sixes for Rohit against Sri Lanka, the 4th-most by anyone. Only Afridi (63), MS Dhoni (45), and Inzamam-ul-Haq (38) have hit more.

6 ODI hundreds for Rohit in 2017, the joint-most by anyone. Virat Kohli has also hit 6, while nobody else has even 5.

1 person has scored more ODI runs than Rohit (1,286) in 2017. Kohli (1,460) is some distance away.

0 ODI scores higher than Rohit’s 208* at Mohali. Rohit improved on Kohli’s existing record of 154* by a substantial margin.

12 hundred-run partnerships between Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan. Of Indians, only Sourav Ganguly and Tendulkar (26) and Sehwag and Tendulkar (13) have more.

328 runs added by India for their first two partnerships (Rohit, with Dhawan and Iyer). This is the 3rd-highest in Indian history, bettered against Australia at Jaipur in 2013-14 (362, by Rohit, Dhawan, and Kohli) and against New Zealand (341, by Ganguly, Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid) at Hyderabad in 1999-00. This is also the 9th-most in history.

1 instance of an Indian being a part of a double-hundred stand and a hundred-stand in the same ODI. Rohit himself had added 202 with Kohli and 128 with Robin Uthappa during his 264 at Kolkata in 2014-15. Today he added 115 with Dhawan and 213 with Iyer.

Other records

392/4 highest score at Mohali. The previous highest was 351/5, by South Africa against Netherlands in the 2011 World Cup. India’s highest was 321/9, against Pakistan in 2007-08.

106 runs conceded by Nuwan Pradeep today, the most conceded by a Sri Lankan in an ODI. The record was previously held by Muttiah Muralitharan (10-0-99-0) against Australia at Sydney in 2005-06.

100 scores in excess of 300 for India now. They became the first side to do so. India are followed by Australia (96).

88 highest ODI score for Iyer. This is his second match. He had scored 9 on debut.

3 Sri Lankans (Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Aravinda de Silva) and 22 overall have done the 5,000 run-100 wicket double before Angelo Mathews, who reached the landmark today. Mathews also became the 10th Sri Lankan and 82nd overall to 5,000 ODI runs.

1,123 days since a Sri Lankan had scored an ODI hundred against India before Mathews today. The last to score a hundred was also Mathews, at Ranchi in 2014-15.

1,000 ODI runs for Niroshan Dickwella. He became the 16th Sri Lankan and 146th overall to the landmark.

7 Indians have played ODIs at an age younger to debutant Washington Sundar’s 18 years 69 days. Tendulkar (16 years 238 days) is the youngest, followed by Maninder Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Parthiv Patel, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, and Chetan Sharma in that order.