|Posted by anccricket on March 3, 2010 at 5:29 AM|
Sachin Tendulkar became the first man ever to score double hundred in one-dayers. The former India captain reached the landmark with a single off Charl Langeveldt in the final over. India won the match by 153 runs to take a winning 2-0 lead in the series after bowling out the tourists for 248.
The 36-year-old hit 25 fours (a world record) and three sixes in a stunning 200 off 147 balls.
It passed the previous best of 194, set by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar in 1997 and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry last year. Anwar made 194 against India in May 1997 while Coventry hit the same total not out against Bangladesh. His previous best one-day knock was the 186 not out scored against New Zealand in 1999.
Sachin now holds the record for most runs in tests (13,447), most runs in one-day internationals (17,598), most centuries in Tests (47) and most centuries in ODIs (46). He has played 166 Test matches with a batting average of 55.56. He has appeared in 442 One-day internationals, with a batting average of 45.12
He has also scored 125 centuries and 208 half centuries in domestic matches.
Sachin also has nearly 200 international wickets, and another 275 domestic wickets. Which by the way, are not World Records!