Brilliant Sehwag smashes record

December 8, 2011

by deepfriedbran

Virender Sehwag has broken Sachin Tendulkar’s record of the highest score in one-day international cricket, as he smashed 219 from 149 balls against West Indies in Indore today.

The previous record held by ‘the little master’, Tendulkar, was 200 against South Africa in 2010.

It was a blistering assault on the West Indies bowling from the off, as Sehwag latched onto anything slightly off line from the men form the Caribbean.

Sehwag’s 219 helped India to a mammoth 418-5 from their 50 overs, which is the joint fourth highest total in one-day international history.

The opener from Delhi was eventually dismissed in the 47th over when he was caught at long-off, looking for his eighth six of the innings off the bowling of Darren Sammy. Sehwag’s innings also included 25 breath-taking fours.

At the half way stage it is hard to see anything other than a huge Indian victory and in the process, India will go on to clinch the series, but nobody will be talking about the team tonight.

Chris Murtagh 08/12/2011

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