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Virender Sehwag created history on Thursday by posting the highest individual score in One-day Internationals, and also registering only the second double century in the 50-over cricket format, in the fourth ODI against the West Indies, in Indore, On Dec 8th 2011 Thursday. The dashing opener proved unstoppable for the hapless Windies bowlers as he stroked his way to a magical innings of 219 from a mere 149 balls, slamming as many as 25 fours and seven sixes.
Riding on Sehwag's knock, India posted a mammoth 418 for five in their 50 overs, their highest ever total in ODIs. Magical innings by Sehwag, 219 from a 149 balls, slamming as many as 25 fours and seven sixes. Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to get to a double hundred in ODIs, when he scored 200 not out against South Africa in Gwalior in February last year.
Sehwag came into the match after a run of poor scores in his last few games. In fact, he scored just one half-century in his last 10 games. On Thursday, the slump ended in some style. He also has two triple centuries in Test cricket to his credit, and is the only player to score both, a triple hundred in Test cricket and a double hundred in ODIs. The 33-year-old Delhi opener started off aggressively, hitting the second ball he faced, from Ravi Rampaul, for a boundary through midwicket in the second over of the match.
Sehwag brought up his half-century, his first of the series, from 41 balls in his own unique fashion, a huge six over long-on. The hundred also didn't take long to come as he brought up the milestone for a mere 69 balls, the fastest century for India against the West Indies. Records kept tumbling, much to the joys of the fans in Indore. The 150-run mark came from 112 balls, he posted the fastest 150 for India.
Virender Sehwag has once again proved that impossible is possible. He shred the West Indies bowling attack to pieces, bringing up his double century from just 140 balls. The dashing opener proved unstoppable for the hapless Windies bowlers as he stroked his way to a magical innings of 219 from a mere 149 balls, slamming as many as 25 fours and seven sixes.
Sehwag slammed 219 off 149 balls before falling to Kieron Pollard in the 47th over of the fourth ODI against the West Indies at Indore. He smashed 25 fours and seven sixes and also crossed 8,000 ODI runs during the knock. This is Sehwag's 15th ODI century and answers all the critics that have been blaming the top-order's indifferent form and Sehwag's bad captaincy for India's 16-run loss to the Windies in the 3rd ODI at Ahmedabad.
Riding on Sehwag’s double century, India defeated West Indies by 153 runs to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match ODI series. Sehwag, who has two triple tons in Tests, said he grew confident of reaching a double century when the batting Powerplay started. He was also dropped by West Indies captain Darren Sammy. Sehwag was given a cheque of Rs. 10 lakh by the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.
Virender Sehwag obliterated the Windies bowling attack. The only moment Virender Sehwag wobbled during his record breaking innings of 219 was when an official tried to present him with a bunch of roses moment after he brought up his double hundred. When he raced to his off only 69 deliveries, Sehwag was unstoppable. Sehwag also holds the record for the highest score by an Indian in Test cricket. He made 319 against South Africa in Chennai in March 2008, while also scoring 309 against Pakistan in Multan in March 2004 for India’s first triple century in Tests.
Sehwag smashed the highest individual score in one-day internationals, hitting 219 as India piled on 418-5. He was finally dismissed in the 47th over when he was caught in the deep off Kieron Pollard and was clapped off the field by the entire West Indies team and some 30,000 jubilant home fans. Sehwag's blistering knock helped India notch their highest one-day total, surpassing the 414-7 they made against Sri Lanka in Rajkot in 2009.