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Virender Sehwag hits double century in ODIs

Flamboyant Indian batsman Virender Sehwag created history on Thursday by becoming the highest scorer ever in One-day Internationals (ODIs) scoring a sensational 219 in the fourth ODI against the West Indies which took India to its highest ODI total of 418/5.

His 149-ball carnage of the Windies bowling was laced with 25 fours and seven sixes. Sehwag smashed his way into the record books with his stupendous 219, surpassing Tendulkar’s 200 not out against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24 last year.

This remarkable achievement gives Sehwag the unique distinction of being India’s top scorer in both Tests and ODIs. He had scored 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2008.

He is the sixth Indian to have scored more than 8,000 runs in ODIs after Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Azharuddin and Yuvraj Singh.

Player Country Best Opp Venue Year
Virender Sehwag India 219 WI Indore 2011
Sachin Tendulkar India 200* SA Gwalior 2010
Charles Coventry Zimbabwe 194* Bangladesh Bulawayo 2009
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 194 India Chennai 1997
Viv Richards West Indies 189* England Old Trafford 1984
Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 189 India Sharjah 2000
Gary Kirsten SA 188* UAE Rawalpindi 1996
Sachin Tendulkar India 186* New Zealand Hyderabad 1999
Shane Watson Australia 185* Bangladesh Mirpur 2011
MS Dhoni India 183* Sri Lanka Jaipur 2005

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