Rohit Sharma smashed the second-highest ODI innings in history with an astonishing 209 against Australia in Bangalore, as India piled on 383 for six in their innings.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and now Rohit Sharma are the three double centurions in ODI cricket. #SSCricket— SuperSport Blitz (@SuperSportBlitz) November 2, 2013
Sharma's day could have been very different—early on in the innings he ran out teammate and India star Virat Kohli when the latter had yet to score.
interesting! RT @bhaleraosarang: Last time Kohli was run-out for a duck, Rohit Sharma got a century (vs Zim in 2010) -- off 114 balls.— Subash (@thecricketcouch) November 2, 2013
But he dug in and scored 16 sixes (an ODI record) as India demolished the Australia bowling.
His second century, moving from 100 to 200, came in just 42 balls, a sign of just how extraordinary his hitting was.
In his stand of 167 with MS Dhoni, the latter (no slouch himself) contributed just 54 runs.
491 runs for Rohit Sharma this series, the most by any opener in a bilateral ODI series in cricket history. #IndvAus— Cricket Record (@cricinfo_record) November 2, 2013
The full tale of the devastation can be seen here in the Cricinfo scorecard.