Scintillating Sehwag: Opener cracks 219 – highest score in ODIs
Friday 09 December 2011
Virender Sehwag made the highest score in one-day international history yesterday, plundering 219 from 149 balls against West Indies in Indore.
It was the second double century in ODIs, following Sachin Tendulkar's 200 not out against South Africa last year.
When Sehwag was out in the 47th over, an innings of 250 was still on. He hit 25 fours and seven sixes. The boundaries were short, the pitch flat and the bowling hapless but it was aggressive batting of the highest order. He was dropped once, by Darren Sammy, West Indies' captain, on 170. India made 418 for 5 and won the match by 153 runs.
Highest one-day scores
V Sehwag 219 (149 balls) for India v West Indies, December 2011.
S R Tendulkar 200* (147) for India v South Africa, February 2011.
C K Coventry 194* (156) for Zim-babwe v Bangladesh, Aug 2009.
Saeed Anwar 194 (146) for Pakistan v India, May 1997.
I V A Richards 189* (170) for West Indies in England, May 1984.
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
Manchester City vs Manchester United combined XI: No place for Yaya Toure... or any United defenders
Sami Khedira transfer news: Arsenal can win the Premier League if they sign Khedira in January, says Perry Groves
Manchester City vs Manchester United analysis: Manuel Pellegrini has no excuse for City's lack of a Plan B, writes Danny Higginbotham
Chelsea injury list: Loic Remy lead the Blues' absent players while Diego Costa is set to return
Radamel Falcao: Manchester United ready to seal permanent transfer of striker as 'everything is complete' to extend his Old Trafford stay
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything