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.
|Viv Richards||West Indies||189*||England||Old Trafford||1984|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||189||India||Sharjah||2000|
|Sachin Tendulkar||India||186*||New Zealand||Hyderabad||1999|
|MS Dhoni||India||183*||Sri Lanka||Jaipur||2005|