by CricketCrowd Staff Reporter, Chennai
Last Updated: 14 Nov 2014
Rohit Sharma has become the first man to hit 250 in a one-day international when he smashed 264 in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka to beat the previous record of 219 made by fellow Indian Virender Sehwag against West Indies in 2011.
On the same ground that he was booed off for slow scoring four years previously, Sachin Tendulkar become the first batsman to make a double-hundred in the history of one-day international cricket. His innings of 200 not out made in 147 balls (25 fours, 3 sixers) was the cornerstone of India’s 401 for 3 as they rolled over South Africa by 153 runs in the 2nd ODI at Gwalior.
The 36 year old Tendulkar overtook the previous world-record score of 194 jointly held by Pakistani opener Saeed Anwar against India in 1997, and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry against a weak Bangladesh side in 2009.
One day cricket began on 5th Jan 1971 when a washed out Ashes test match at the MCG was replaced by the first ever international. Australia won this historic encounter by 5 wickets. English opener John Edrich top scored with 82 in a losing cause.
Opener Dennis Amiss become the first centurion in ODIs as his 103 in 134 balls led England to a 6 wicket win over Australia in the 1st match of the series at Old Trafford in 1972.
Viv Richards (189 not out in 170 balls) combined with Michael Holding to post an amazing unbroken last wicket stand of 112 as the Windies recovered to 272-9 at Old Trafford against England on 31 May 1984.
Richard’s record lasted for 13 years until Saeed Anwar overtook his score. In turn, Anwar’s record stood for 14 years.
How long will we have to wait before anyone beats Rohit Sharma's record score of 264?
The top highest ODI scores are shown below – click on the hot link to watch any of these great innings.
1. Rohit Sharma: 264 on 14th Nov 2014 in the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka, Eden Gardens
2. Virendra Sehwag, 219 in Dec 2011 against West Indies in the 4th ODI at Indore.
3. Sachin R Tendulkar: 200 not out on 24/02/2010, India vs South Africa at Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior.
4. Charles K Coventry: 194 Not out on 16/08/2009, Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh at Queens Sports Club, Harare.
6. Sanath T Jayasuriya: 189 on 29/10/2000, Sri Lanka vs India, Sharjah Stadium, UAE
7. Vivian Richards: 189 not out on 31/05/1984, West Indies vs England, Old Trafford, Manchester
8. Martin Guptill: 189 not out on 2/6/2013, New Zealand vs England, Rose Bowl
9. Gary Kirsten: 188 not out on 16/02/1996, South Africa vs United Arab Emirates, Rawalpindi Stadium, Pakistan
10. Sachin R Tendulkar: 186 not out on 08/11/1999, India vs New Zealand, Lal Bahadur Stadium, India
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Rohit Sharma broke the world record as he scored 264 with India posting 404/5.
After missing international cricket for quite some time, Rohit Sharma celebrated his comeback into the Indian team with his 5th ODI ton - and his 2nd double ton, as he become the first man to hit 250 in a one-day international.
His 264 beat the previous world record of 219 made by fellow Indian Virender Sehwag against West Indies in 2011.
4th ODI, Nov 2014
Virender Sehwag hit a record-breaking 219 to make the highest individual score in one-day internationals.
The 33-year-old joined compatriot Sachin Tendulkar as the only batsmen to hit double-centuries in the 50-over format as he moved past 200 in the 44th over of India’s record ODI innings of 418-5.
The West Indies were always behind the run chase as debutant leg-spinner Rahul Sharma picked up three wickets to go down 3-1 down in the series.
4th ODI (Indore), Dec 2011
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