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Rohit sharma hits doube ton; scripts history

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    Indian batsman Rohit Sharma reacts after making 200 runs during the 4th ODI match against Sri Lanka at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Thursday

    Rohit Sharma on Thursday created history when he became the first player to score two double hundreds in ODIs. He finished his innings on a record 264 - the highest by any cricketer - against Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens on Thursday

  • Rohit Sharma, Cricket
    Indian batsman Rohit Sharma reacts after making 200 runs during the 4th ODI match against Sri Lanka at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Thursday

    Rohit surpassed several records including Virender Sehwag's 219 and his own 209 - scored against Australia in Bangalore last year

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    Indian batsman Rohit Sharma reacts after making 200 runs during the 4th ODI match against Sri Lanka at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Thursday

    Rohit's tally of 42 boundaries (33 fours and 9 sixes) is also a record by a batsman in an innings in ODIs, eclipsing the 32 (25 fours, 7 sixes) by Virender Sehwag during his innings of 219 vs West Indies at Indore on December 8, 2011

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    Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardhane congratulates Indian batsman Rohit Sharma for his record breaking innings during the ODI Match ...

    Sri Lanka never looked likely to reach India's total in reply, losing their first wicket three balls into their innings and eventually succumbing to just 251 - 13 runs fewer than Sharma scored alone

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    Indian batsman R. Uthappa (R) congratulates teammate Rohit Sharma for his record breaking innings during the ODI Match against Sri Lanka at ...

    All four ODI double-hundreds have been scored by Indian batsmen, with Sachin Tendulkar the first to reach the landmark against South Africa in 2010

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    Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma after beating Sri Lanka at 4th ODI match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Thursday

    Fellow team mate Virat Kohli said: "Today is the kind of day I can tell my kids I was there. I don't think this record is getting broken anytime soon.”

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    India's Rohit Sharma celebrates his century during 4th ODI cricket match against Sri Lanka at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Thursday

    264 (173) Rohit Sharma (Ind) vs S Lanka (Kolkata) (2014) 219 (149) Virender Sehwag (Ind) vs WI (Indore) (2011) 209 (158) Rohit Sharma (Ind) vs Aus (Bangalore) (2013) 200 no (147) Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) vs SA (Gwalior) (2010) 194 no (156) Charles Coventry (Zimbabwe) vs Bangladesh (Bulawayo) (2009) 194 (146) Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) vs India (Chennai) (1997) 189 (170) Viv Richards (West Indies) vs England (Manchester) (1984) 189 no (155) Martin Guptill (NZ) vs England (Southampton) (2013) 189 (161) Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) vs India (Sharjah) (2000) 188 no (159) Gary Kirsten (SA) vs UAE (Rawalpindi) (1996)

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