Sun, 11 Dec 2011 14:35:31 GMT
Highest individual scores in ODI cricket history

Highest score: 219 by Virender Sehwag

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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; West Indies innings underway
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.

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