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Rohit Sharma Makes History With 264

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has broken the record for the highest individual innings in all ODI cricket
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Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has become the first player to surpass 250 runs in a One-Day International by hitting 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

ODI cricket's double-centurions

264: Rohit Sharma - 2014

229*: Belinda Clark - 1997

219: Virender Sehwag - 2011

209: Rohit Sharma - 2013

200*: Sachin Tendulkar - 2010

He also became the first player to pass 200 in an ODI for a second time, having also achieved the feat last year against Australia.

Back in the side following a spell out with a finger injury, he marked his return in fine style, making 264 in 173 balls.

He hit 33 fours and nine sixes as he raced past Virender Sehwag's score of 219 which was the previous highest.

Sharma hit 209 against Australia in Bangalore last year while Sachin Tendulkar's 200 not out against South Africa in 2010 was the first instance of a man hitting 200 in an ODI.

Belinda Clark hit 229 not out for Australia Women against Denmark Women during the 1997 Women's World Cup.

India went on to post 404 for five with Sharma falling to the last ball of the innings. Follow Sri Lanka's run chase by clicking here.

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