There was a time in ODIs when it was onerous for a batsman to attain greater than 150 runs in an innings. But it surely was in 2010, on today that the Grasp Blaster Sachin Tendulkar fully modified the complexion of the sport.
The Indian batsman introduced up ODI cricket’s first double-hundred, in a match towards South Africa in Gwalior.
Sachin scored 200 not-out from simply 147 deliveries, and his innings included 25 fours and three sixes. This was then the very best particular person ODI rating ever.
Previous to the monumental effort by Sachin, Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry (194) collectively held this report.
Tendulkar’s report was overtaken by teammate Virender Sehwag, who scored 219 towards the West Indies, shut to 2 years later. Since then six extra double a whole bunch have been scored, and three alone from the bat of Rohit Sharma.
Within the match, courtesy Sachin’s blistering innings, India posted a mammoth 401-runs on the board. He was properly supported on the different finish by Dinesh Karthik (79) and MS Dhoni (68). South African bowlers have been hammered throughout the park and pacer Wayne Parnell gave away 95 runs in his quota of 10 overs.
After the run-fest, it was all the time going to be straightforward for the Indians to clinch the match. However not earlier than an AB de Villiers particular. The appropriate-hand batsman scored a superb 114 runs from simply 101 balls, however that was not sufficient to take his aspect to the end line. The Indians posted a 153-run victory.