Rohit Sharma becomes the First batsman to hit third double hundred in ODI

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Rohit Sharma acquired his 3rd double hundred in ODI cricket as he scored unbeaten 208 runs in the second ODI versus Sri Lanka in Mohali. Opening up the batting, Rohit took 153 balls to meet his dual century as well as struck 13 fours as well as 12 sixes in the inning. He is the only cricketer to racked up 3 dual centuries in ODIs, as well as two of them, have actually happened from the exact same challenger– Sri Lanka. He had scored 264 runs from Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2014.

The opener’s accomplishment helped India achieve 392 for 4 in 50 overs. Sharma ended his innings on an unbeaten 208, therefore ending up being the 1st captain to score a double bunch in the past history of cricket. The 300-plus overall on Wednesday was India’s 100th in ODIs, the first team to hit the task.

The Mumbai right-hander that began his innings cautiously accelerated the innings a dazzling fashion trend. He scored his FIFTY off 65 rounds and scored his 16th ODI century off 115 balls. At this point, his strike rate was 86.96. His second century off 36 spheres at a strike-rate 277.78. In one over, he struck Suranga Lakmal for four 6,s as well as climbed off to 116 to 140.

Rohit Sharma first double century can be found in 2013 when he racked up 209 against Australia in Bangalore. Because of fit, he became the 3rd Indian to rack up a dual century in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. A year eventually, he helped make 264 at Paradise Gardens. This credit rating still continues to be the personal best by a batsman in 50-over cricket.

In addition to Rohit, Tendulkar, and also Sehwag, the 2 other batsmen to rack up double centuries in ODIs are Martin Guptill (New Zealand) as well as Chris Gayle (West Indies).

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