Shewag beats Sachin's Record in ODI against West Indies
India's captain Virender Sehwag celebrates scoring double century and his world record one-day score during their fourth one day international cricket match against West Indies in Indore, India, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Sehwag smashed compatriot Sachin Tendulkar's world record one-day score.
The 33-year-old completed a hundred off just 69 balls and the double off just 140. He had some luck along the way. On 97, a difficult catch was put down at point as Sehwag slashed a four to get to his hundred. Later on a 170, West Indies captain Darren Sammy put down a sitter running back at extra-cover.
Sehwag completed the double hundred in just the 44th over, cutting Andre Russell for four. The shot took him to 201, beating Tendulkar's record.
This was Sehwag's 15th three-figure knock in one-day cricket and the first since making 175 against Bangladesh in the opening match of the World Cup in Dhaka in February this year.
Sehwag was closing in on the highest score ever in an ODI — 229 by Australian women's cricket legend Belinda Clark — when he was dismissed by Kieron Pollard, trying to hit a six over long-off.
Sehwag scored his 219 runs off just 149 balls, scoring 25 fours and seven sixes. The 32 hits to the boundary are also an ODI record.
219 - 149 balls, 25x4, 7x6