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Rohit first to hit two ODI double centuries with record score

Last updated on: November 13, 2014 17:35 IST
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Rohit Sharma celebrates after completing a double hundred against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODIRohit Sharma registered the highest score in One-Day Internationals and also became the first in the history of cricket to hit two double centuries in the 50-overs' format in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on Thursday.

The Mumbai right-hander, back in the side after an injury lay-off, got to the coveted double off 151 balls in grand style, hitting 26 fours and five sixes, in the 46th over.

Dropped on 4, he was out to the last ball of the innings for 264, which came off 173 deliveries and was studded with 33 fours and nine sixes, as India finished with 405 for 5.

He eclipsed Virender Sehwag's record of 219, against the West Indies in Indore in 2011.

Robin Uthappa was not out on 16.

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He is the only batsman to hit two double centuries in the history of ODIs.

Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar (200 not out) are the other two who have scaled the 200-run mark in One-dayers.

Exactly a year back, Rohit had smashed 209 against Australia in Bangalore in November 2013.

Image: Rohit Sharma celebrates after completing a double hundred against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI.

Photograph: BCCI

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