What do you expect on Diwali? Fireworks and the likes, obviously. Rohit Sharma’s double-century at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in the seventh ODI against Australia was just that.

With the riveting and jaw-dropping performance, Sharma has now become the third player to score 200 in an ODI match.

After dismissing in-form Virat Kohli on duck, Australia’s hopes were running. But then Sharma came, saw and outclassed. He ruined Aussies’ hopes, making 209 runs off 158 balls, claiming many a record.

He played the second-biggest innings of ODI history and became the third player to score 200 after countrymen Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar.

The biggest one-day innings is under Sehwag’s belt who scored 219 in December 2011 against West Indies. Tendulkar made his double-ton in 2010 against South Africa.

Moreover, Sharma also broke Shane Watson’s world record of most sixes in an ODI innings, hitting 16 sixes. Watson hit 15 sixes. Sharma also completed his 1,000 runs in 2013 and 3,000 runs in career.

Sharma completed his double-century in a style, smashing a six to Clint McKay on the first ball of the innings’ last over. He was dismissed after two balls, but not before creating a history. He took only 42 balls to reach 200 from 100.
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