Indore: Virender Sehwag, captaining India in the absence of the rested MS Dhoni, has become only the second batsman in the world to breach the 200-mark in one-day cricket. The first was the inimitable Sachin Tendulkar, who scored a double ton last year.
Sehwag slammed 219 off 149 balls before falling to Kieron Pollard in the 47th over of the fourth ODI against the West Indies at Indore. He got to the 200 in 140 balls; the first 100 came in only 69 balls. He smashed 25 fours and seven sixes and also crossed 8,000 ODI runs during the knock. Sehwag's highest score took the team to its highest ever total of 418/5.