On one of the most grueling road trips in world sport, against the world’s best, and most fanatical, cricketing nation, the oft criticized Glenn Maxwell has over the past two days – undoubtedly – come of age.
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has this evening became the first cricketer to score more than 200 in an ODI innings twice, after blasting an absolutely absurd score of 264 against Sri Lanka at Kolkata.
The incredible innings – which included 33 x 4’s and 9 x 6’s – was the highest ever individual ODI score and may well never be beaten.
Sharma’s mammoth feat came off 173 balls and is just the fourth time the once elusive 200 barrier has been reached – all of which by Indians.
• 200* – Sachin Tendulkar v South Africa, 2010
• 219 – Virender Sehwag v West Indies, 2011
• 209 – Rohit Sharma v Australia, 2013
• 264 – Rohit Sharma v Sri Lanka, 2014
India finished their 50 overs at a commanding 5/404.