Virender Sehwag scores a double hundred; breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record

Virender Sehwag acknowledges after scoring his century in the fourth ODI © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Indore: Dec 8, 2011

 

Indian opener Virender Sehwag scored the highest individual score in one-day Internationals breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record in the fourth ODI against the West Indies at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

 

Sehwag also became the only cricketer after Tendulkar to score a double-century in one-day cricket off 140 balls

 

The dashing opening batsman made his record double century in 140 balls with the help of 23 fours and six sixes at the jam-packed Holkar Stadium.

 

He reached the feat when he square-cut Andre Russell for a boundary in the 44th over of the Indian innings, setting off wild celebrations in the stands and dressing room.

 

Sehwag also improved his record for highest score, as the previous was 175 against Bangladesh in Mirpur on February 19, in the ICC 2011 World Cup opening game.

 

In February 2010, Tendulkar became the first-ever cricketer to score a double ton in ODIs when he scored an unbeaten 200 against South Africa at Gwalior.

 

List of progressive record holders of highest individual score in ODIs

 

Player

Runs

Balls

4s

6s

Team

Opposition

Venue

Year

J Edrich (Eng)

82

119

4

0

England

Australia

Melbourne

1971

D Amiss (Eng)

103

134

9

0

England

Australia

Manchester

1972

R Fredericks (WI)

105

122

10

1

West Indies

England

The Oval

1973

D Lloyd (Eng)

116*

159

8

1

England

Pakistan

Nottingham

1974

G Turner (NZ)

171*

201

16

2

New Zealand

East Africa

Birmingham

1975

Kapil Dev (Ind)

175*

138

16

6

India

Zimbabwe

Tunbridge Wells

1983

V Richards (Eng)

189*

170

21

5

West Indies

England

Manchester

1984

Saeed Anwar (Pak)

194

146

22

5

Pakistan

India

Chennai

1997

C Coventry (Zim)

194*

156

16

7

Zimbabwe

Bangladesh

Bulawayo

2009

S Tendulkar (Ind)

200*

147

25

3

India

South Africa

Gwalior

2010

V Sehwag (Ind)

219

149

25

6

India

West Indies

Indore

2011

 

 

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