On today: Sachin Tendulkar made historical past by scoring first double century in males’s ODI cricket

On today: Sachin Tendulkar made historical past by scoring first double century in males’s ODI cricket

On 24 February, 2010, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar made historical past by turning into the primary participant in males’s ODI cricket to attain a double-century.

The match was towards South Africa in Gwalior and Tendulkar placed on a stellar efficiency towards a bowling line-up of Dayle Steyn, Wayne Parnell, Charl Langeveldt and Jacques Kallis.

Tendulkar smashed 200 off 147 balls, which included 25 fours and three sixes.

Batting first, India scored 401-3 in 50 overs and in reply, South Africa had been bowled out for 248.

At 36, Tendulkar, along with his ODI double century, broke the earlier highest particular person rating of 194 by Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry and Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar.

After Tendulkar, 5 extra cricketers in males’s ODI cricket breached the 200-run mark. Rohit Sharma scored three double-centuries in ODIs, and he additionally holds the file of highest particular person rating in an ODI – 264 towards Sri Lanka in 2014.

By the way, 5 years after Tendulkar’s knock, on the very same date, Chris Gayle joined the membership when he performed an explosive knock of 215 off simply 147 balls towards Zimbabwe. This was the primary double century knock in a World Cup.


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