Virender Sehwag Set A New ODI Record 219

Virender Sehwag Set A New ODI Record 219

In 4th ODI match against West Indies, Indian batsman Virender Sehwag set a new ODI record by making the highest individual score (219) in ODI match today played at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

Virender Sehwag double century led India to 418 for 5, their highest ODI total, and sealed victory in the five-match series against West Indies. Sehwag's only out-of-character moment came in the 20th over, when he dived to avoid being run out. Sehwag never dives. It was a sign that he was determined to stay the course. He went to 50 off 41 balls, to 100 off 69 balls, to 150 off 112 and past 200 off 140. The record was broken with a withering cut that sped to the backward-point boundary, and he celebrated with an aggressive fist-pump before breaking into a smile.

India did two things differently at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. They chose to bat for the first time in the series and also opened with their strongest combination, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. The upshot of those decisions was an opening partnership of 176 that began smoothly, picked up speed, and gathered the momentum of a runaway train before it was eventually ended, inevitably, by a run-out.

And in one of cricket's stranger coincidences, both ODI double-centuries were scored in the same Indian state - Madhya Pradesh - at venues less than 500 kilometres apart.

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