seh-2

Exactly three years back, on this day, Virender Sehwag became the second batsman in the history of One-Day International (ODI) cricket to score a double hundred.

Sehwag surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record score of unbeaten 200, as he blazed to 219, before getting dismissed in the 47th over. Sehwag’s 219 remained a record till last month, when Rohit Sharma’s blitz in Eden Gardens destroyed Sri Lanka, as he went past Sehwag’s score and posted a mammoth 264!

The match on December 8, 2011, was played against West Indies in Indore. Sehwag, who was captaining India in the match, scored his 219 off only 149 balls, in what was his first hundred as captain. He hit 25 fours and seven sixes, against a bowling line-up that boasted the likes of Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.

India posted 418 and eventually won the match by 153 runs.

Watch the knock: