Virender Sehwag slams maiden double century in ODIs, scripts history



Sehwag slams maiden double ton in ODIs, scripts history
NEW DELHI: Swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag slammed maiden double century in ODIs as he became only second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to reach the landmark.

Sehwag raced to his maiden double century in just 140 balls which included six huge sixes and 23 boundaries.

Sehwag also registered the highest individual score in the 50-over format on Thursday, blasting 219 in the fourth one-day international against West Indies at Indore.

Kieron Pollard removed Sehwag in the 47th over but not before the opener had hit 25 fours and seven sixes in his blistering 149-ball innings.

Sehwag surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's score when, on 197, he cut Andre Russell to the point fence for his 23rd boundary during the fourth ODI.

It was Sehwag's 15th three-figure knock in one-day cricket and the first since making 175 against Bangladesh in the opening match of the World Cup in Dhaka in February this year.

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was the first to reach the milestone when he scored unbeaten 200 against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010.
Player
Country
Best
Opp
Venue
Year
Virender Sehwag
India
219
WI
Indore
2011
Sachin Tendulkar
India
200*
SA
Gwalior
2010
Charles Coventry
Zimbabwe
194*
Ban
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


Earlier, Sehwag raced to his 150 in just 112 balls with the help of five sixes and 16 boundaries after completing his 15th ODI century off 69 balls.

Skipper Sehwag, who was struggling in the previous three ODIs, got his lost touch back as he scored his blazing ton in just 69 balls which included 10 fours and five sixes.

1 comment:

  1. congrats viru, you can do it. i remeber the sachin word who told that the his record could be broken by viru.u r deserve it. keep in mind, be consistent......

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