Nov 2, 2013
India opener Rohit Sharma recorded the second-highest score in One-Day International (ODI) history when he scored 209 against Australia in the seventh match of the series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday. In the process, he became the third batsmen to score an ODI double century, after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
During the course of the knock, he also surpassed the 1,000-run mark in 2013 and surpassed the record of most number of sixes earlier held by Shane Watson. Rohit slammed 16 sixes in his 209-run innings.
Later in the day, more records tumbled as Glenn Maxwell equaled Simon O’Donnell’s Australian record of fastest ODI half-century and James Faulkner struck the fastest ton by an Australian. While Maxwell brought up his 50 off 18 balls, Faulkner scored a ton in 57 deliveries.
Tendulkar scored his double ton against South Africa at Gwalior in 2010. Sehwag achieved his double century against the West Indies in 2011 in Indiore.
Here’s a list of top scorers in an innings in ODIs:
|Virender Sehwag||219||149||25||7||146.97||Ind||WI||Indore||Dec 8, 2011|
|Rohit Sharma||209||158||12||16||132.27||Ind||Aus||Bangalore||Nov 2, 2013|
|Sachin Tendulkar||200*||147||25||3||136.05||Ind||SA||Gwalior||Feb 24, 2010|
|Charles Coventry||194*||156||16||7||124.35||Zim||Ban||Bulawayo||Aug 16, 2009|
|Saeed Anwar||194||146||22||5||132.87||Pak||Ind||Chennai||May 21, 1997|
|Viv Richards||189*||170||21||5||111.17||WI||Eng||Manchester||May 31, 1984|
|Martin Guptill||189*||155||19||2||121.93||NZ||Eng||Southampton||June 2, 2013|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||189||161||21||4||117.39||SL||Ind||Sharjah||Oct 29, 2000|
|Gary Kirsten||188*||159||13||4||118.23||SA||UAE||Rawalpindi||Feb 16, 1996|
|Sachin Tendulkar||186*||150||20||3||124.00||Ind||NZ||Hyderabad (Deccan)||Nov 8, 1999|