Highest individual scores in ODI history
219 by Virender Sehwag
Venue/Occasion: Indore/ 2011 bilateral series
Opponent: West Indies
Stats of the knock: 149 balls/ 25 fours and 7 sixes
Team scores: India - 418 for 5; WI 265 all out
Impact on the match: India won by 153 runs
What made it truly special: It was special on multiple counts. More than a year ago, when Sachin hit the maiden double ton in ODI cricket, few would have thought that record would be surpassed and in such quick time. The second reason why this became special was also because it took India to its highest ever team score. What a knock it was from the 'Nawab of Najafgarh.' Honestly speaking, it wasn't blatant hitting. It was about some serious determination. He was out to prove a point. The ace opener was not in the best of his form in 2011 and what a way to announce a return to form just before the Australia tour commences in over a week's time. Truly special. Take a bow Viru.
209 by Rohit Sharma
Venue/Occasion: Bangalore/2013 bilateral series
Stats of the knock: 158 balls/ 12 fours and 16 sixes
Team scores: India – 383/6; Australian innings underway
Impact on the match: Match underway
What made it truly special: Many would have cursed Rohit Sharma for running Virat Kohli out but the stylish right-hander endured he made up for it! Sharma paved his way into history books with his record-shattering 209 against Australia in the seventh and final ODI in Bangalore. After bringing up his century in 114 balls, Sharma took just 48 more to become the third Indian and ODI batsmen overall to hit a double-ton in the 50-over format of the game. What’s more, on his way to the mammoth 209, Sharma hit 16 sixes, a world record for an ODI innings. Sharma shared a valuable 167 run partnership, off just 94 balls, for the fifth wicket to set Australia a mammoth 384-run target.
Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test in the home series against the West Indies next month.
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