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13th November 2014: When Rohit Sharma Went Berserk at Eden Gardens

Cricketnext Staff |November 13, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
13th November 2014: When Rohit Sharma Went Berserk at Eden Gardens

One of the most incredible displays of batting took place on this day in 2014 as Rohit Sharma rewrote the history books in multiple ways, against Sri Lanka at Kolkata.

In the fourth ODI of the five-match series, the opener hammered the Sri Lankan bowling to all parts of Eden Gardens to set a new record – the highest score in ODI cricket by an individual batsman as he amassed 264 in Kolkata.

Apart from batting the Lankans out of the game with a single-handed effort, he also became the first batsman to score two double-centuries in the format.

While the numbers took glory on the day, it was an important innings for the Mumbaikar beyond the records. He was returning from an injury layoff and his joy on making an undoubtedly successful comeback was evident in the way he celebrated his innings. During the course of the double century, he outdid his own innings of 209 against Australia, Virender Sehwag’s 219 and the mammoth 229 set by Belinda Clark in 1997.

What made his innings even more memorable was the fact that Sri Lanka could manage to score only 251 during the run chase of 404. Without a doubt, the man of the match award was taken away by Sharma.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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