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Kolkata is the third most populous metropolitan city in India also the capital of West Bengal. As we all know that the city is well known from many famous places like Vitoria Memorial, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Central Business district, Howrah bridge, Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, Temples, Bus lines, etc. But from 13th of November 2014 it will also be known for Rohit Sharma who has made undeafetable 264 runs in the history of International Cricket at Eden Gardens, Kolkata which also celebrates 150 years of cricket at the ground.
Rohit Sharma had just cleared all the test and was fit for the 4th and 5th ODI against Sri Lanka after 2 months of finger injury. The match started on time and here come the openers for the Indian Cricket team Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma. Here is the statistics of Rohit Sharma’s 264 runs against Sri Lanka:
1st Fifty: The 1st Fifty made by Rohit was in 72 balls. He was been dropped at 4 runs by Thisara Perera at the third men region. He had 50 runs with just 5 boundaries. By the time he reached his 50 team India were at 103 runs for 2 wickets in 23.4 overs and on the other end was Virat Kohli with 15 runs. They just completed the 50 runs partnership after 3 delivers of Rohit’s 50 with 5 boundaries (3 from Rohit and 2 from Virat) in just 10.4 overs
2nd Fifty: The 2nd one was a very quick one by Rohit as he made the century in just 100 balls. He scored his 2nd fifty in just 28 balls with 7 boundaries and 1 six. In total he hit 12 boundaries and 1 six to reach his century. During his 2nd fifty, they had a 118 runs partnership with 12 boundaries (Rohit- 10, Virat- 2) and 1 six by Rohit. India had completed 178 runs in 31.1 overs.
3rd Fifty: This one was even quicker than the previous one. He completed the one in just 25 balls. He hit 7 boundaries and 2 sixes for the 3rd fifty which takes the total counts to 19 boundaries and 3 sixes. Virat and Rohit has a good stand of 150 runs partnership in just 20.5 overs with Virat scoring 45 runs in 50 balls and Rohit scored 122 runs in 110 balls.
4th Fifty: This one was just one ball away from the previous 3rd fifty. The 4th fifty came in 26 balls. In this 26 balls he hit 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. The During the 4th fifty there was a 200 runs stand between Kohli and Rohit. Virat got run out at 66 for 64 balls due to hesitation between both the batsmans. Then came Raina played 5 balls and made 11 runs in which there were 1 six and 1 four.India scored 300 runs in 43.1 overs with 4 wickets. 50 runs stand between Uthappa and Rohit where Uthappa scored 7 runs and Rohit 42 runs partnership. India were 330 for 4 in 45.3 overs when Rohit scored his second double century in the International One Day Cricket.
5th Fifty: Rohit dropped on 201 by Prasanna on 45.4 overs. At one point India were at 325 in 45 overs and scored 79 runs in next 5 overs. Rohit surpassed his own score in 46.1 over and in next 2 balls surpassed Virender Sehwag one in no ball and other in free hit. He was dropped again by Thirimanne at 222 runs. At 47.5 overs the partnership between Uthappa and Rohit was 100 runs where Rohit scored 85 and Uthappa just 12 runs. 48.2 overs was when he surpassed List A score 248 by Shikhar Dhawan. He stood till last ball of the innings and made an undefeatable score of 264 in just 173 balls. Rohit scored 64 in 23 balls with 50 runs in just 16 balls. He hit 8 boundaries and 4 sixes.
India were 404/5 in 50 overs and they washed off Sri Lanka for 251. It was Mathews and Thirimanne who made 118 runs partnership. rest all were below 31 except 52 by Thirimanne and T Perera. Dhawal bowled a good spell with 34/4 in 10 overs, Yadav, Binny and A Patel took 2 wickets each.
Man of the Match: “Rohit Sharma” who crosses all the One day International cricket records
Records in match
264 runs a world record for the highest ODI score. He was just short of 5 runs of Alistair Brown from Surrey in List A cricket.
2 Number of double centuries that has been scored by Rohit in ODI cricket. He is the first batsman to achieve this record.
173 balls played by any player in a 50 over ODI.
65.3% of team runs scored by any batsmen is the third highest percentage first being Viv Richards (69.5%) and second being Kapil Dev (65.8).
33 fours were hit during this innings is again a world record. The previous record of 25 was hit by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag during their respective ODI double hundreds.
15 numbers of balls were hit to reach 250 from 200 runs.