India captain Rohit Sharma (208*) sets world record, also matches Virender Sehwag

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Rohit scored 208 (not out) off 153 balls (13 boundaries and 12 sixes).

However, he made up for it in the next over, when the visitors would have hoped for a change in fortune, but Nuwan Pradeep also suffered the same fate as the 30-year-old got across the off stump line and swept the ball over the short fine leg fence for a maximum before he swung his willow once again to hit another one over long-on.

When Rohit Sharma gets on the song, he does play one of the greatest of innings we've ever seen in limited-overs cricket.

Like all previous worldwide cricket matches in Vizag, ACA expects this one to be another houseful affair despite the absence of Virat as there are others like Rohit Sharma, M.S. Dhoni and Pandya who are always crowd pullers. Sehwag had scored 219 against West Indies in 2011. In recent times, cricket pundits, while not missing a single opportunity to criticize the former captain, even said that he had to make way for younger players in the team.

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But Rohit, who notched up his 16th hundred in the 50-over format, and fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan denied them any early success with a watchful start.

Asked about how high will he rate this knock in comparison to the other two double hundreds (209 vs Australia and 264 vs Sri Lanka), the Mumbaikar had this to say: "I think it so hard to pick one out of the three".

With today's epic knock, Rohit has become only the second captain to breach the 200-run mark in ODIs. He was the last name in the list as he scored a brutal double century, the first in the history of World Cup against Zimbabwe in the 15th Match of the ICC World Cup 2015.

So far, there have been only seven double tons in ODI cricket. His previous monumental efforts were 264 (against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, 2014) and 209 (against Australia in Bengaluru, 2013). Playing at Gwalior, Tendulkar was at his sublime best as he remained not out at 200 off 147 deliveries.