Rohit Sharma created a few records during his knock of 208* against Sri Lanka at Mohali on Wednesday. Rohit cracked his third double ton in his ODI career. But which do you think was the best one? Cricwizz analyses all his three double tons to find out which is the best one so far.
209 vs Australia at Bengaluru in 2013: It was the seventh match of the ODI series with the series levelled 2-2. India were asked to bat first. India’s opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma combined to put up 112 before the southpaw departed for 60. Rohit was guilty of running out Virat Kohli for duck. Rohit switched gears in the last 15 overs, racing to 209 off 158 balls with 12 fours and 16 sixes. It looked like Rohit was making Australia pay for running Kohli out. This was Rohit’s first double ton and most important in the context of the game as India won the match and the series 3-2 despite James Faulkner giving a scare with a ton.
264 vs Sri Lanka at Kolkata in 2014: India have already won the series 3-0 with two matches to go. India would have taken the fourth ODI lightly, but not Rohit Sharma who raced to the highest ODI score by any batsman. He scored 264 off 173 balls with 33 fours and 9 sixes. In the last 10 overs, he scored more than 100 runs and was an involved in 128-run stand with Robin Uthappa who scored just 16 of those runs. Uthappa gave as much strike to Rohit who looks in devastating mood. In this match too, Kohli was run-out with Rohit at the other end. India took a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.
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208* against SL at Mohali in 2017: India were trailing 0-1 in the three-match ODI series going into the second ODI at Mohali. Rohit led from the front as he was the captain instead of rested Virat Kohli. Rohit cracked 208* off 153 balls with 13 fours and 12 sixes. Rohit carried the bat through the innings. Rohit reached his ton in the 40th over and then broke loose. He cracked his second 104 runs in 35 balls and slammed 100 runs and more in the last 10 overs. It was the third double ton for Rohit in ODIs.
Our verdict: Rohit’s 209 against Australia in 2013.