Author : DennisAbrahamJames
Rohit Sharma hit 209 against Australia at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Rohit Sharma became just the third batsman to score a double hundred in One-Day International cricket.
He became the third Indian to score a double hundred.
His double hundred was also the slowest double hundred in ODI history
Sharma hit 16 sixes in his innings of 209 beating the previous ODI record of most sixes in an ODI innings.
This was also the first time that India did not make a 400+ score in the ODI when a batsman scored a double hundred.
Sharma’s score of 209 off 157 balls is the second highest score ever recorded in an ODI.
This was Sharma’s 4th hundred in ODI’s
Sharma also went past 100 runs in this calender year as well as 1000 runs as an opener.
Sharma during his innings of 209 took the record for the most number of runs scored by an Indian in a bilateral series
Most 100+ opening stand for India in ODIs 21 Ganguly-SRT 12 Sehwag-SRT 6 Dhawan-R Sharma #IndvsAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 2, 2013