200* is the highest scores in the One Day Internationals by an individual and it was made by the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar “The Cricketing God” against South Africa at Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior on 24 February 2010. Master Blaster’s innings of 200* came from 147 balls at a strike rate of 136.05 and whacked 25 fours and 3 sixes. It is the only double century in history of One Day Cricket. Before Sachin’s record, this record was in name of Saeed Anwar of Pakistan who scored 194 Runs against India in ODI at Bangalore and Charles Coventry a batsman from Zimbabwe who scored unbeaten 194 against Bangladesh. But Sachin broke these records by scoring double century in ODI. This great innings by Sachin made India win the ODI series as it helped India to take 2-0 lead in 3 ODI Series against South Africa. Sachin became highest run scorer against South Africa and broke the record of Ricky Ponting. The match was all about individual brilliance and not a contest. The result of the match was India 401 for 3 in 50 overs (Tendulkar 200*, Karthik 79, Dhoni 68*, WD Parnell 2-95, RE van der Merwe 62-1) and South Africa all out for 248 in 42.5 overs (de Villiers 114, Sreesanth 3-49, Pathan 2-37) by 153 runs.
Highlights of the match
• In the second over of the first innings, Tendulkar nailed Wayne Parnell by hitting consecutive boundaries.
• Tendulkar reached his half-century in just 11.4 overs of the innings after hitting the boundary to Van der Merwe.
• In the 26th over of the innings, Sachin Tendulkar survived the appeal for stumping while bating against Duminy as the third umpire gave him NOT OUT.
• In the last ball of 28th over of the innings, Sachin brings up his 46th ODI (One Day International) Century by fetching 1 run of Duminy’s bowling.
• India’s 300 runs came up from the last ball of the 41st over when Tendulkar smashed Langeveldt for a SIX.
• Tendulkar went past Kapil Dev’s score of 175 in the last ball of the 42nd over of the innings with a thunderous SIX of Van der Merwe’s bowling.
• In the middle of the 46th over, Sachin made the new world record of the highest scores by an individual by taking 2 runs from the Wayne Parnell’s bowl and crossed the milestone of 194 scores.
• Fortunately, from the 3rd ball of the 50th over, Tendulkar became the first batsman in the history of the cricket to reach the double-hundred in ODIs and reached the milestone of 200 runs by taking 1 run of Langeveldt’s bowl. He was unbeaten in the innings.