Rohit Sharma    IANS (File Photo)
Rohit Sharma IANS (File Photo)

On November 13, 2014, Rohit Sharma blasted his way to 264 still the highest score in ODIs by far against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens. Rohit broke the then existing world record of 219, by Virender Sehwag. It was also the fourth double-hundred in ODI history, and all four of them had been by Indians: Rohit himself had a 209 under his belt, while Sachin Tendulkar s 200* was the first ODI double-ton. Since then, Chris Gayle (215) and Martin Guptill (237*) have both joined the list. Rohit s onslaught lasted 173 balls, and he hit 33 fours and 9 sixes. He dominated an Indian total of 404 for 9. In response Sri Lanka collapsed to 251, thus conceding a 0-4 lead. India would go on to whitewash Sri Lanka 5-0 in the series.

For a bit-by-bit recollection of the innings, click here. For a list of records he broke, click here. For some advanced number-crunching, click here. And finally, for an eye-witness s account from the stands, click here.