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Rohit Sharma had a poor start to his tenure as Indian captain. He had scored 2 on captaincy debut at Dharamsala. However, he more than made up for it in the next match, blasting his way to a 153-ball 208 not out with 13 fours and 12 sixes. After scoring his first hundred in 115 balls, he raced to the second in a mere a mere 36. The Sri Lankan bowling attack fell apart as Rohit, supported by Shreyas Iyer for a substantial part of the innings, marched on to score his third ODI hundred. Here is a list of records he broke along his way.

3 ODI double-hundreds by Rohit Sharma 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.

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. Sachin 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.

List of all ODI double-hundreds
List of all ODI double-hundreds

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.

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.

100th time India have breached the 300-mark in ODIs. The first time they did so was against Pakistan, at Sharjah in 1996.