Rohit Sharma, the Indian batsman on 2 November 2013 became the third cricketer in the world to score a double hundred in an ODI match. He scored 209 runs off 158 balls against Australia in seventh and final ODI (One-Day International) match at Bangalore's M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.
His runs included 12 fours and 16 sixes, which also means that he re-wrote the record of highest number of sixes in an ODI match. He out-beat Shane Watson’s record of 15 sixes in the ODI which he hit in the match against Bangladesh. It is worth noticing that all the three batsmen who scored double hundred in one day match are Indians. The milestone was at first achieved by Sachin Tendulkar who scored 200 runs against South Africa in the year 2010. The second one to do so was Virendra Sehwag who scored 219 against West Indies in the year 2011 and the third one is Rohit Sharma to score 209 runs against Australia in 2013.
Yet another record was that of the partnership between Rohit Sharma and Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni, who collectively added 167 runs for the fifth wicket, a record against Australia. It is also important to note that India’s score of 383 for six is the highest ever total against Australia.
Records broken by Rohit Sharma
• The highest scorer against Australia
• Highest number of sixes in the ODI innings
• Second highest ODI score (209) after Virendra Sehwag (219)