Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in  ODI history to register two double-hundreds © Getty Images
Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in ODI history to register two double-hundreds © Getty Images

Rohit Sharma smashed a record 264 runs in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, helping India win the match by 153-runs and take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. Bharath Seervi lists the records that the batsman broke during the landmark innings.

Eden Gardens, and the cricket world, watched the first ever score of more than 250 by a batsman in a One-Day International (ODI). It was the 27-year old Indian, Rohit Sharma, who did it. This was his fifth ODI century and second double century! Many a batting records of ODIs were broken, including List-A records.

Let us analyze his innings before listing the records he broke.

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Runs Balls Dots Singles Doubles Fours Sixes
264 173 58 68 5 33 9

Distribution of runs against all bowlers

Against Runs Balls SR Dots Singles Doubles Fours Sixes
Nuwan Kulasekara 58 32 181.25 9 12 1 8 2
Angelo Mathews 30 29 103.44 16 8 1 2 2
Shaminda Eranga 53 31 170.96 9 13 0 7 2
Thisara Perera 25 14 178.57 3 7 0 3 1
Seekkuge Prasanna 43 37 116.21 15 15 2 3 2
Ajantha Mendis 49 27 181.48 6 11 1 9 0
Tillakaratne Dilshan 6 3 200.00 0 2 0 1 0

Off-side vs On-side

Side Runs Singles Doubles Fours Sixes
Off-Side 147 27 4 22 4
On-Side 117 41 1 11 5

Each landmark

Runs Balls Fours Sixes S/R
50 72 5 0 69.44
100 100 12 1 100.00
150 125 19 3 120.00
200 151 25 5 132.45
250 166 32 8 150.60
264 173 33 9 152.60

Innings split up

Runs Balls Fours Sixes S/R
0 to 50 72 5 0 69.44
51 to 100 28 7 1 178.57
101 to 150 25 7 2 200.00
151 to 200 26 6 2 192.30
201 to 250 15 7 3 333.33
251 to 264 7 1 1 200.00
0 to 264 173 33 9 152.60

Runs split up team’s overs wise

Over no.

Runs

Balls

Fours

Sixes

S/R

0.1 to 10

12

25

1

0

48.00

10.1 to 20

29

37

4

0

78.37

20.1 to 30

52

33

6

1

157.57

30.1 to 40

61

34

8

2

179.41

40.1 to 50

110

44

14

6

250.00

0.1 to 50

264

173

33

9

152.60

Powerplay vs Non Powerplay

Powerplays

Runs

Balls

Fours

Sixes

S/R

Over 1 to 10

12

25

1

0

48.00

Over 29 to 34

45

21

6

2

214.29

Non powerplay overs

207

127

26

8

162.99

Records broken during the innings:

Two 150+ scores in ODIs by Indians – Rohit Sharma became the FIFTH Indian to score two scores of 150 or more in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar (five), Sourav Ganguly (two), Virender Sehwag (two) and Gautam Gambhir (two).

Two 175+ scores in ODIs – Rohit Sharma became the FOURTH batsman to score two 175+ scores in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar (three), Vivian Richards (two) and Virender Sehwag (two).

Two 190+ scores in ODIs – Rohit Sharma became the FIRST batsman to score two 190+ scores in ODIs. Saeed Anwar, Charles Coventry, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag scored one each.

Two double centuries in ODIs – Rohit Sharma became the FIRST batsman to score two individual double centuries in the history of One Day Internationals. Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag scored one each.

Two double centuries in List-A Cricket – Rohit Sharma became only the SECOND batsman after Alistair Brown to score two double centuries in the history of List-A Cricket. Alistair Brown scored 203 for Surrey against Hampshire in 1997 and for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002, none of them in ODIs.

Highest individual score in ODIs – Rohit Sharma went past Virender Sehwag’s 219 runs to become the highest individual scorer in an ODI.

Highest individual score by an Indian in List-A cricket – Rohit Sharma overcame Shikhar Dhawan’s record of highest individual score by an Indian batsman in List-A cricket. Shikhar Dhawan had smashed 248 off 150 balls for India A against South Africa A in 2013.

Second highest individual score in List-A cricket – Rohit Sharma’s 264 is now the second highest score in List-A cricket. He missed the record by a mere four runs.

Highest difference between a team’s top two run scorers in an ODI innings – Rohit Sharma scored 264 and the second highest was 66 runs by Virat Kohli, thus a difference of 198 runs between the top two run getters! It is easily the highest beating difference of 163 runs between Viv Richards (189) and Eldine Baptiste (26) for West Indies against England in 1984. The other differences of 150+ are: 157 – Charles Coventry (194) and Stuart Matsikenyeri (37) for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh in 2009, 155 – Saeed Anwar (194) and Ijaz Ahmed/Inzamam-ul-Haq (39) for Pakistan against India in 1997 and 151 – Kapil Dev (175) and Syed Kirmani (24) for India against Zimbabwe in 1983.

Most number of fours in an ODI innings – Rohit Sharma’s 33 fours in his innings is easily the highest number of fours in an ODI. He surpassed the record by hitting eight fours more than the previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, 25 each (in their respective ODI double tons).

Most number of boundaries in an ODI innings – Rohit Sharma smashed 42 boundaries in all (33 fours and 9 sixes) which is the highest eclipsing Virender Sehwags’s 32 boundaries (25 fours and 7 sixes) in his knock of 219 against West Indies in 2011.

Most runs from boundaries in an ODI innings – Rohit Sharma scored 186 runs in boundaries to break the record of highest number of runs from boundaries in an ODI innings previous held by Shane Watson who scored 150 runs (15 fours and 15 sixes) in his innings of 185* against Bangladesh in 2011. Rohit Sharma also appears third in the list as he had scored 144 runs from boundaries (12 fours and 16 sixes) in his previous double ton.

Most number of boundaries in a List-A innings – Rohit Sharma’s 42 boundaries is the joint highest number of boundaries in List-A cricket with Alistair Brown who also hit 42 boundaries (30 fours and 12 sixes).

Second highest number of runs from boundaries in a List-A innings – Rohit Sharma’s 186 runs in boundaries is second to Alistair Brown who scored 192 runs off boundaries in his 268-run innings.

Most number of balls faced in a 50 over ODI match – Rohit Sharma faced 173 balls in his innings and broke the record of highest number of balls faced by a batsman in a 50 over One Day International match. Previously it was held by Ashish Bagai of Canada who batted 171 deliveries in his innings of unbeaten 137 runs against Scotland in 2007. The record for highest number of deliveries in all ODIs is 201 balls by Glenn Turner in his 171* for New Zealand against East Africa in World Cup 1975.

Second highest number of balls faced by an Indian in an ODI – Rohit Sharma missed the Indian record by 3 balls. Sunil Gavaskar batted 174 balls to score 36 runs in inaugural match of World Cups, 60-over ODI it was.

Highest percentage of runs by a batsman in a completed ODI innings in the last 30 years – Rohit Sharma scored 65.34% of India’s total of 404. This is the highest in a completed innings in the last 30 years of One Day Internationals history. Overall, it is the third highest percentage behind 69.48% of Viv Richards (189 out of 272) against England in 1984 and 65.78% of Kapil Dev (175 out of 266) against Zimbabwe in World Cup 1983.

These were the major records he broke in his innings.

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)

Runs split up team’s overs wise