On November 13 in 2014, Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma created historical past by notching up the very best particular person rating within the One-Day Worldwide (ODI) format of the sport.
The Board of Management for Cricket in India took to their official Twitter deal with to tell its followers that Rohit broke the document of the very best particular person rating within the 50-over format by smashing a scintillating knock of 264 runs on at the present time six years in the past.
Sharing the video of Sharma’s splendid knock, the nation’s cricket board additional wrote that Sharma’s blistering knock was embellished with 33 boundaries and 9 maximums.
“#OnThisDay in 2014, @ImRo45 created historical past by smashing 264 – the very best particular person rating within the ODIs.A Prime knock that included three fours and 9 sixes,” the BCCI tweeted.
A knock that included fours and sixes #TeamIndia
Watch that splendid knock right here
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 13, 2020
The 33-year-old opener achieved the feat throughout India’s fourth ODI of the five-match sequence towards Sri Lanka on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2014.
After India received the toss and elected to bat first, Sharma not solely notched up a double century knock off 173 deliveries but in addition stitched mammoth partnerships of 202 runs with Indian skipper Virat Kohli (66) and 109 runs with Robin Uthappa (16) to assist the Males in Blue publish a mammoth complete of 404 runs.
Sharma kickstarted his innings on a sluggish be aware, reaching the 50-run mark in 72 deliveries earlier than finishing one other half-century off simply 28 balls. The Indian batsman then introduced up his double century off 151 balls.
In reply, Dhawal Kulkarni completed with good figures of 4 for 34 in his 10 overs, whereas Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav and Stuart Binny all chipped in with two wickets every to assist India bundle out Sri Lanka for 251 inside 43.1 overs and register a crushing 153-run win.
Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thurumanne have been the notable contributors for Sri Lanka with 75 and 59 runs, respectively.
Sharma was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for his spectacular efficiency with the bat.
On a associated be aware, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit lately performed a captain’s knock of 68 to assist his facet beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets within the last of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) and efficiently defend their title.
With the victory, the Mumbai franchise lifted the coveted title for a document fifth time.