ODI cricket is the longest format in white ball cricket, and it was introduced to the audience on 5 January 1971. Many people were feeling test cricket is dead and not able to attract an audience. ODI was launched to get a result in one day, but with time the T20 format was introduced to the world, and the sparkle of ODI cricket is fading as the glamor of the T20 league, and international cricket matches have increased. Ben Stokes is one of the big names from cricket who has taken retirement from the ODI. We have come up with a list of the highest individual ODI innings that tells about ODI cricket and its thrill.
On 13 November 2014, an international cricket match was happening between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata stadium. Remember the date because many records break and form at this date. India won the toss and elected to bat. India struggled at the start, but when Rohit Sharma started hitting, he got going, and in the last 25 overs, India added 290 runs in the score. Rohit Sharma scored 264 runs and broke Virendra Sehwag’s record for the highest individual score in ODI. He also made a record, highest number of boundaries in an innings by hitting 42(33 fours and 9 sixes) boundaries. He also received a cheque for 2,64,000 for his marathon innings.
Martin Guptil also joined the party in the 2015 ODI world and hit a double century against West Indies, and it came at a crucial stage of the tournament, in the quarter-final. He also became the first Kiwi and second non-Indian batsman to score a double century. He scored 237 runs in 163 balls and made the record highest individual score in the one-day international cricket match world cup.
On 8 December 2011, an international cricket match was going on between West Indies and India in Indore, and Virendra Sehwag hit a double century and became the second batsman to do so after Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 219 runs in 149 balls and made the record for the highest individual score in ODI later, Rohit Sharma broke his record in 2014. India scored 418/5 and won by 153 runs, and it is still the highest score by India in ODI.
Universe Boss Christopher Henry Gayle joins the list of Indians in the ODI world cup 2015 by scoring 215 runs against Zimbabwe. He was the first ever non-Indian batter to score a double century in a one-day international cricket match. He scored 215 runs in 147 balls with the help of 10 fours and 16 sixes. West Indies lose their first wicket at the score of 0 runs, but Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuel make sure WestIndies would not lose any wickets from here and make a 372-run partnership that is the highest-ever partnership in ODI.
Pakistan was on a tour of Zimbabwe, and Fakhar Zaman hit a double hundred in the 4th one-day international cricket match against Zimbabwe on 20 July 2018. He became the first Pakistani to hit a double century and break the record of Saeed Anwar’s 194 runs by scoring unbeaten 210 runs in 156 balls with the help of 26 boundaries and 5 sixes. Pakistan gave the target of 399/1 to Zimbabwe and won by 244 runs comfortably.
Rohit Sharma- 209
On 2 November 2013, the last and 7th matches were played between India and Australia in Bengaluru. It was the crucial and decisive match of the series. Rohit grabbed the chance, made his first-ever double century, and became the third player to hit the double century. He has to do it because Virat Kohli got run out due to a misunderstanding, and Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs in 158 balls with help of 12 fours and 16 sixes. His highest six in an innings was a record, and Eoin Morgan broke it in 2019.
Rohit Sharma- 208*
Rohit Sharma and double century is a love story that continued once again in 2017 against Sri Lanka in Mohali. He hit an unbeaten 208 runs in 153 runs. India scored 392/4 and won by 141 runs. He is the only batsman in the world to score three double centuries. He smashed 13 fours and 12 sixes. Mohali saw the Rohit storm, and his last 100 runs came in only 36 balls.
The world saw the first-ever double century in ODI cricket, and convenience the world, it is possible to hit a double century in a one-day international cricket match. On 24 February 2010, Sachin Tendulakar scored an unbeaten 200 run against South Africa. He took 147 balls to score 200 runs with the help of 25 fours and 3 sixes, and he smashed one of the strongest bowling lineups. India won the match by 153 runs.
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