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Listing 200+ scorers of team India

All The 200-plus scores for India In ODIs: The ODI format has gone out of fashion in recent times with many questions being raised about the long-term future, with a great history behind it. And a reason behind the story of Team India in the history of ODI cricket. They have been part of some of the most historic moments in the format and are one of the most successful teams.

With this traditional white ball format, Team India has repeatedly given many legendary names to the cricket world. Players like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj, etc have reached the pinnacle of ODI cricket at some point in their illustrious careers. They are one of the reasons for the popularity and success of this most extended white ball format of the game over the past few decades. Some of these cricketers mentioned above are the owners of some of the top individual scores scored by Indian batsmen in ODIs.

In this article, we will look at the players of the Indian team who have crossed the two-hundred mark.

200-plus Scores of Indian Players in ODIs

In the history of ODI cricket, the 200 runs mark has been crossed as many as 5 times by Indian batsmen. Let’s go one by one:

  • 1- Rohit Sharma – 264 (173) vs Sri Lanka
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Rohit Sharma scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka (BCCI)

RO”HITMAN” Sharma continues to top the charts even after 8 years of scoring a sensational 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens on 13th November 2014. In his scintillating innings, Rohit hit 42 boundaries, 9 of which were maximum. This took Sri Lanka out of the game completely as India posted 404/5 in their allotted 50 overs. The visitors could only manage 251 runs in their response and India comfortably won the game by 153 runs. The coveted 264 is by far the highest individual score in ODI innings by any opener.

  • 2- Virender Sehwag – 219 (149) vs West Indies
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Virendra Sehwag scored 219 against West Indies (image_Reuters)

Virender Sehwag on 8th December 2011 achieved the distinction of scoring the most individual runs in an innings while captaining his team in ODIs. India’s flamboyant right-handed opener scored 219 runs in just 149 balls. He is the second to score a double century in ODI cricket after Sachin Tendulkar. His incredible innings included 7 sixes and 25 fours (the joint-second most in an ODI inning) and entertained a packed crowd at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

With this brilliant effort from Sehwag, India scored 418 runs and defeated the Windies by 153 runs.

  • 3- Rohit Sharma – 209 (158) vs Australia
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Rohit Sharma celebrates his 200 (BCCI)

On 2 November 2013, an inclement weather evening at the Bangalore Chinnaswamy Stadium, we witnessed the making of a great opener in white ball cricket. Although Rohit played several matches before this, he was not as consistent and 209 of 158 put him on the map as a leading opener in world cricket. This was his first double century. Since then, there has been no looking back for Rohit “Hitman” Sharma. He hit 16 sixes in his career-defining innings of 209 runs.

India posted a mammoth 383/6 against a champion Australian team and bundled out the Aussies for 326 to win the game by 57 runs and the series by 4-2.

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  • 4- Rohit Sharma – 208* (153) vs Sri Lanka
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Rohit Sharma’s Unbeaten 208 against Srilanka (image_BCCI)

Same rival, and same name again. Rohit Sharma makes another entrant to this list and hopefully, this will not be the last. After a forgettable defeat in the last ODI as captain, Rohit scored his third double-century so far in ODIs. His scintillating knock of 208 not out included 12 sixes and helped India post 392 runs on the board in 50 overs.

India won the game by 141 runs after restricting Sri Lanka to 251 runs with the loss of 8 wickets and later won the series against the island nation, Sri Lanka, as a captain.

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First ever double centurion ‘Sachin Tendulkar’ (BCCI)

24th February 2010, a very special date of ODI cricket. For almost 4 decades, not a single double-century was scored in ODI cricket. Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar and Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry came close to this record by scoring 194 runs. And it was India’s batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar who paved the way for seven more double centuries in ODIs in the last decade.

“Master Blaster” Sachin played a very miraculous and brilliant inning of 200* against a world-class South African attack in Gwalior and the “first such innings” included 25 fours as India scored 401/3. After this, the hosts won the match by a huge margin of 153 runs.

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