Rohit batted full 50 overs and was dismissed on the final ball of the innings. He returned to a standing ovation from his team-mates, fans, blasting his way to 264 off 173 balls (33x4, 9x6). India scored 404/5 and kept Sri Lanka to 251 for a 153-run win. Entire Sri Lankan team could not match Rohit's individual score.
Here are the records set by Rohit on Thursday
- 264 - Highest individual ODI score, surpassing Virender Sehwag's 219
- 2 doubles - First batsman in ODI history to score 2 double centuries. His previous double (209) was against Australia at Bangalore in November, 2013
- 33 fours - Most number of fours in an innings in ODIs. Previous best was 25 by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag during their double century knocks
- 264 - Second highest score in List A matches (all 50 over games). The highest ever is 268 by Alistair Brown of England. Brown hit 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan in a county game in 2002
- 173 balls - Highest number of balls faced by a batsman in a single ODI innings
- 264 - 6th highest individual score by an Indian in international matches (across all formats). The Top-5 are all from Tests - 319, 309, 293 (All 3 from Virender Sehwag), 281 (VVS Laxman), 270 (Rahul Dravid)