Double Centuries in ODI Cricket History – 200+


Records are just amazing in the history of any game as like cricket, we have some tremendous records from Indian cricket which were set by some legendary cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and many more.

It was in February 2010 when history was made in men’s ODI cricket as Sachin Tendulkar became the first to score a double hundred – 200* vs South Africa in Gwalior. Read the celebrations of all the legendary cricketers who scored milestone of 200+ run in ODI history

Highest individual scores in ODI cricket
Rohit Sharma – 264 vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata, 2014
Martin Guptill – 237* vs West Indies, Wellington, 2015
Virender Sehwag – 219 vs West Indies, Indore, 2011
Chris Gayle – 215 vs Zimbabwe, Canberra, 2015
Fakhar Zaman – 210* vs Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2018*
Rohit Sharma – 209 vs Australia, Bengaluru, 2013
Rohit Sharma – 208* vs Sri Lanka, Mohali, 2017
Sachin Tendulkar – 200* vs South Africa, Gwalior, 2010

1. Sachin Tendulkar first Double Century
first double century in odi cricket history
Sachin Tendulkar Celebrates HIs First Double Century.

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, single to reach the first double century in ODIs, Sachin Tendulkar Celebrates his double century by taking off his helmet and waves to the crowd, which is on its feet, so are his team-mates in the dressing room, a fan’s blowing a conch, Tendulkar’s soaking all the adulation and after a brief moment, gets back to his crease to face the next delivery.

Sachin Tendulkar Replied After His Double Century.

Tendulkar: “: I don’t know how to react to this. I would like to dedicate this to the people of India who have always stood behind me for these 20 years amid the ups and downs. I was striking the ball and timing the ball well, it was coming on to the bat nicely. Yusuf came and changed the momentum and MS really struck the ball well; it was due to their big hitting that we were able to put up such a big score. It was only when I got closer to the score that I realized that I had an opportunity and I could take the singles to give MS the strike.

I’m enjoying my cricket. I’ve always played the way I felt was the right way to play, always done what I felt was good for the team. There have been times when I’ve made some bad decisions as a batsman, but as long as in my heart I know that whatever I’m doing for the team at that moment, I’m going to go ahead with that. It feels good that I lasted for 50 overs, a good test of my fitness. I’d like to bat another 50 overs at some stage and see that the fitness level doesn’t drop.”

India 401 for 3 (Tendulkar 200*, Karthik 79, Dhoni 68*) beat South Africa 248 (de Villiers 114, Sreesanth 3-49, Pathan 2-37) by 153 runs.

2. Virendra Sehwag.
Virendra Sehwag Celebrates His ODI Double Century.

THERE IT IS! FIRST MAN to go PAST 200 in ODI cricket! And the fastest to get there. Sachin took 147 balls, Sehwag gets there in 140. What a player! Everyone in the world knew he would get there someday, and today is that day. Dramatical scenes here, someone, probably a ground official runs in with a bunch of flowers and presents it to Sehwag, who looks quite stunned by the quickness of the appreciation. Did I forget to mention how he got there? Oh dear, yes I did. Anyways here it is: he went back to this short and cut it away through point for a boundary.


Virendra Sehwag on Achieving 219 runs off 149 balls

Virendra Sehwag: ”I was very happy when Sachin got the double hundred, I was standing and clapping. I’m grateful to break Sachin’s record. I’m more than happy to come back to MP, score another double hundred and take 10 Lakhs. The wicket was very good, once you settle down, you can get a hundred or a double hundred. The double ton only comes after the age of 30, because experience helps. Last time I played 45 overs, I got 175, today I played 47 and got 219. Rahul Sharma bowled very well and got his wickets. He is bowling at 90 kmph, if the ball stops and if it turns, it is difficult to play. If we do our basics right, we should win at Chennai.” Sehwag c (sub)Anthony Martin b Pollard 219(149) [4s-25 6s-7]. Also, Read Full Scorecard of Virendra Sehwag

ALL the West Indies fielders run in to congratulate the man. He shares a smile, as he always does. He looked to smash a length delivery straight down the ground, but I suspect it was a slower one, he didn’t have much pace to work with so ended up mistiming it to the man at long off. End of a stunning and entertaining knock from Sehwag. He walks off to a standing ovation from the crowd and his dressing room.

3. Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma 3 Double Centuries
Rohit Sharma Celebrates His Three ODI Double Centuries.

Rohit Sharma is Man of the Match and Series: “I didn’t really think of the 200 initially. Right from ball one I wanted to stay there. It was a small ground with a fast outfield, we knew it was going to be a big-scoring game keeping the wickets in hand. We always spoke about building small partnerships and we had two big ones today. It’s been our strength throughout the series so it was heartening to see that. You never know, even 380 wasn’t looking comfortable. Credit goes to Dhawan and Virat as well, they played very well throughout the series, we showed real character. I’m enjoying opening at the moment, just want to keep continuing and want to continue fresh. I’m looking forward to the West Indies series now and I didn’t know about the 16 sixes record.”

Rohit Sharma marks his three double centuries in the following sequential order of “Double Centuries in ODI History” that starts from Sachin Tendulkar. Number 3, Number 4 and Number 7

Rohit Sharma Double Centuries

209 vs Australia, Bangalore (November 2, 2013): That was another match at home and Rohit was involved in another big partnership with Shikhar Dhawan. And then disaster struck when a mix-up between Rohit and Virat Kohli saw the latter depart for a duck. However, Rohit tore into the Australian attack and smashed 12 fours and 16 sixes to finish with 209 off 158 balls. India piled up 383/6 and Australia fell short by 57 runs.

264 vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata (November 13, 2014): A year later, Rohit was at it again. Making a comeback into the Indian team, Rohit needed some runs before the World Cup. And he responded to the pressure with the highest individual score in ODI history.

208 vs Sri Lanka, Chandigarh, Dec 13, 2017: Rohit’s unbeaten 208 is the second highest individual score by a captain, behind Virender Sehwag’s 219 against West Indies in Indore way back in 2011. Rohit broke Sir Viv Richard’s record (181) of a highest score as captain against Sri Lanka.

3 double-century for Rohit Sharma in ODIs. He has scored 10.61% of his career runs (6417) in the three inns alone – 264, 209, 208. No other batsman has more than one 200.

4. Chris Gayle.
Chris Gayle double Century
Chris Gayle Celebrates His Maiden Double Century in ODI

Chris Gayle hit 16 sixes in his 215, equalling the most number of sixes by an individual in a single inning. Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers have also hit 16 sixes each.

Chris Gayle’s 215 is also the highest individual ODI score by a West Indian. He broke Sir Viv Richards’ record of 189, scored against England in 1984. Chris Gayle scored his double hundred in 138 balls, it is the fastest in ODI history. Virender Sehwag had got to the landmark in 140 deliveries.

Chris Gayle Replied After Scoring 200+

Chris Gayle: “I can’t put my finger in my ears (laughs loudly). It was a fantastic day for me, from my personal point of view and from my team point of view, it was a good all-around performance by the team. Just try and build momentum, South Africa, another tough game coming up as well and we are looking forward to that as well. Too hard, but when you work hard, the result will actually come. It’s been a while, you have to face it. Eventually, I got it today. To get to score my first double century in an ODI is fantastic as well.

So, I just try and build on this as much as possible. Losing Smith early, when Marlon came in, he asked me did those two balls, what the wicket was doing. Smith one kept a bit low and just try and consolidate there. It was a bit tricky start in the early part of the innings, the wicket was a bit slow and we just have to try and make the necessary adjustments there as well and try and be attacking as well and try and push them back a bit.

Eventually, we get this big total and it was a fantastic effort. Marlon accelerating did a fantastic job as well. Not worried about my bowling at all, trust me I am too good.”

5. Martin Guptill.
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill Celebrates His Maiden Double Century in ODI

Sixth double-hundred in ODI cricket and the first New Zealander to do it. This is also the first double-hundred in a World Cup knockout game. What a moment for Guptill. The Cake Tin stands and applauds. His wife is absolutely elated in the stands. What an innings! Full and outside off stump, Guptill smashes it through mid-off for four. Guptill had his hands aloft as he runs, takes the helmet off and raises his bat to acknowledge the applause. His wife has punched the air in delight and he gets a hug from Ronchi.

Martin Guptill Replied After Scoring 200+, the only Double Century for him

Martin Guptill: “Couldn’t tell you really (on what was the thing that put him into overdrive). We had a couple of good partnerships early with Kane (Williamson) and Ross (Taylor), that really set the game up for us to explode at the end. We were trying to take each ball as it came and just keep rotating the strike. That’s the best way to create partnerships. I thought that we did that pretty well, it worked out for us at the end. Martin was not really sure, sort of after I got a hundred or so (on when he thought about going after the bowlers). I thought I should probably start hitting a few boundaries at some point.

So, it was nice at the end there, Grant (Elliott) played a great hand, same with Luke Ronchi as well. That was the quickest outfield I have actually played on here. We got value for shots today and happy to have got a few through the gaps. The incredible crowd here, a bit of a step up from the England game. Thanks, everyone for coming out and supporting us today.” Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match for his knock of 237*.

6. Fakhar Zaman.
Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman Celebrates His Maiden Double Century in ODI

Fakhar Zaman take a bow! A 21-year old record has been broken; becomes the highest individual scorer in ODIs for Pakistan. Going past Saeed Anwar’s 194.

First Pakistan batsman to record a double ton in ODI cricket, 6th batsman overall. What an exciting player! His innings was full of flair and flamboyance. Great prospect and the entire Pakistan dressing room is up to acknowledge the same. Pumps a full delivery over the cover and has his arms aloft to soak in all the applause around the ground.

Zaman’s 210 not out came off 156 balls, which included 24 fours and 5 sixes. But it didn’t always start that way. As unbelievable as it sounds in hindsight, given how quick Zaman was with the run-scoring, he didn’t have a strike for the first three overs of the innings. But once he did, taking his good time to settle with only two boundaries from the first 20 balls he faced, Zaman went into overdrive.


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