Extraordinary Blasting - Sehwag Betters Tendulkar's ODI Highest Runs Record

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Sehwag created history today by smashing the West Indies bowlers all around the fence in the 4th ODI. In the process he not only demolished the West Indies single handedly but also bettered Sachin Tendulkar's Highest Individual batting record in ODI. Sehwag scored 219 runs off just 149 balls. He is only the second batsman in the world to go past 200 runs in an ODI.



Sachin Tendulkar, the Master Blaster, was the first to amass 200 runs in an ODI in Feb 2010. Sachin Tendulkar - The Batting God!

It took nearly four decades for a batsman to score the first double-century in one-day international cricket but less than two years for the second.

Sehwag's performance led India to 418 for 5, their highest ODI total, and sealed victory in the five-match series against West Indies. It was an innings characteristic of Sehwag's approach to batting. He went to 50 off 41 balls, to 100 off 69 balls, to 150 off 112 and past 200 off 140. The record was broken with a withering cut that sped to the backward-point boundary, and he celebrated with an aggressive fist-pump before breaking into a smile.

The Stand-in captain admitted that he never expected to score a double hundred although the thought only crossed his mind during the batting Powerplays. “I never expected to score a double hundred. While opening the innings, I told Gautam Gambhir that if we can show some patience on this track, we will be in for a big one as the wicket is a good one. The outfield is fantastic and the distance of the boundary is only 50 yards.

“It was only after the batting powerplay started, I felt that I could reach double hundred. Also when Sammy dropped me (at 170), I knew that God was with me,” Sehwag stated.

"I am very happy for Viru. It is even more satisfying that an Indian has broken my record." Sachin Tendulkar, the only other batsman to have hit an ODI double-ton to date




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Both are good players but Tendulkar has made more runs from Sehwag in cricket.
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