December 8th, 2011
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World record: Shewag scores 219


Indore: Virender Sehwag who is captaining the Indian team in the absence of MS Dhoni has made the country proud by becoming the only second batsman in the world to breach the 200-mark in one-day cricket. Sehwag slammed 219 off 149 balls before falling to Kieron Pollard in the 47th over of the fourth ODI against the West Indies at Indore.

Playing his 240th one-day international, the 33-year-old right-handed batsman overtook compatriot Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar had scored 200 not out against South Africa in Gwalior on Feb 24, 2010.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’s previous highest ODI score of 175 came against Bangladesh in the Feb 19 World Cup match in Dhaka.

He made 200 in 140 balls; the first 100 came in only 69 balls. He smashed 25 fours and seven sixes and also crossed 8,000 ODI runs during the knock.


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