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This day: After Sachin, Sehwag became the second player in ODI history to reach a double century

Virender Sehwag hit 25 fours and seven sixes to score 219 against the West Indies, leading India to reach 418/5 in 50 overs

This day: After Sachin, Sehwag became the second player in ODI history to reach a double century
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Former India opener Virender Sehwag became only the second batsman in ODI history to record a double century on this day a decade ago. At the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Sehwag went on to score 219 against the West Indies.

The 41-year-old hit 25 fours and seven sixes to score 219 against the West Indies, leading India to reach 418/5 in the allocated 50 overs. The match was then won by India by 153 runs.

Sehwag also became the first ODI captain to achieve a double century during this innings. Sehwag played 251 One-Day Internationals and 104 Tests for India, scoring 8,273 and 8,586 runs respectively.

In the longest version of the game, the Delhi batsman has also scored two triple hundreds for India. In ODIs, batsmen have only managed to score 200 runs on eight occasions.

Sachin Tendulkar became the first man on the earth to record a double century in one-day internationals when he did so against South Africa in Gwalior in 2008. Rohit Sharma has three ODI double centuries to his name. In 2013, he made his first double tonne against Australia.

Then, in 2014 and 2017, he repeated the feat against Sri Lanka. Rohit also holds the record for the highest individual ODI score of 264, which he achieved against Sri Lanka in 2014.

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