India’s Rohit Sharma just smashed the all-time One Day International (ODI) batting record, scoring 264 against Sri Lanka off just 173 balls which included an astonishing 33 fours and nine sixes.
This makes him the first ever player to score two ODI double centuries.
India set a target of 405 for victory at 8.10 an over to win their fourth ODI.
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All-time highest individual ODI scores
Rohit Sharma (India) 264 (173 balls) v Sri Lanka, November 13, 2014
Virender Sehwag (India) 219 (149 balls) v West Indies, December 8, 2011
Rohit Sharma (India) 209 (158 balls) v Australia, November 2, 2013
Sahin Sharma (India) 200* (174 balls) v South Africa, February 24, 2010
- Charles Covertry (Zimbabwe) 194* (156 balls) v Bangladesh, August 16, 2009
Gary Kirsten, in 10th place, holds the all-time individual ODI batting record for a South African. He scored 188* off 159 balls against the UAE on February 16, 1996.
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