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On this day: Six years ago, Rohit Sharma lit up Eden Gardens with record-breaking 264

Rohit Sharma faced 173 balls during his marathon innings in which he smashed 33 fours and nine sixes.

IANS Reported by: IANS New Delhi Updated on: November 13, 2020 17:08 IST
On this day: Six years ago, Rohit Sharma scores 264, smashes record for highest individual score in
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On this day: Six years ago, Rohit Sharma scores 264, smashes record for highest individual score in ODIs

On November 13, 2014, star Indian opener Rohit Sharma registered the highest-ever individual score in One-Day Internationals. Rohit smashed 264 against Sri Lanka at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata and etched his name in record books.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a link of Rohit's historical knock on their official Twitter handle.

"On this day in 2014, Rohit Sharma created history by smashing 264 - the highest individual score in the ODIs. A knock that included 33 fours and 9 sixes #TeamIndia. Watch that splendid knock here," the BCCI tweeted.

The right-handed batsman faced 173 balls during his marathon innings in which he smashed 33 fours and nine sixes. He started slowly as he reached the 50-run mark in 72 balls. However, after that, he changed gears to bring up next fifty off just 28 balls. His next 50 runs - which took his score from 100 to 150 - came in 25 balls and he reached his double century off 151 balls.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) also reminded social media users about Rohit's record as it shared how the innings of the star Indian opener progressed ball-by-ball during the course of the match.

Courtesy his innings, India posted a monstrous total of 404/5 in their allotted 50 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka could manage just 251 runs and lost the match by a whopping margin of 153 runs.

Rohit, popularly known as the 'Hitman', has so far played 224 ODIs in which he has amassed 10250 runs, including 29 centuries, 3 double centuries and 43 half centuries.

Recently, he led Mumbai Indians to their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title. He has now returned back to India and will be joining his Indian teammates for the four-Test series to be played in Australia beginning December 17 in Adelaide.

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