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Virendra Sehwag – Second Double Centurion in One day cricket, only batsman after Sachin Tendulkar

December 8, 2011 3 comments

Veeru slammed 219 off 149 balls and become second batsman in one-day cricket history after Sachin Tendulkar

Only batsman who hit double century as a captain. Both double centurions from India.  

Fastest double century. Sachin Tendulkar took 147 balls to get 200 runs and Sehwag took 140 balls.

Sehwag hit the ball 7 times to six and 25 times to boundaries.

only batsman after sachin tendulkar

Virendra Sehwag lived up to fans expectations.  Hats Off to Veeru

Virendra Sehwag said “ I was telling Gambhir that if we are patient, we can get plenty runs here. The wicket was good, the outfield was fast and the boundaries were short. Genuine batting wicket, you just have to spend some time and carry on with the shots. I picked the gaps and when I hit sixes i keep the bat straight. Thanks to my family and friends. Our top order was not contributing and we needed starts. I never changed my style of play, I played my shots throughout, It was only after the batting powerplay started, I felt that I could reach double hundred. Also when Sammy dropped me (at 170), I knew that God was with me. I just wanted to stay till the 45th/ 46th over, I am 33 years now, I am an old man and my back is stiff, I will have an ice bath and try to get back on the field.”

double century in one day

6 Double Centuries and 2 Triple Centuries in his 72 Tests span like an extra ordinary achievement. He is the first Indian to hit 6 double centuries, Rahul Dravid having 5.

Second Day of Third Test:


Virendra Sehwag blasts again with double century

December 3, 2009 3 comments

Virendra Sehwagh blasts like a fully loaded machine gun and most importantly all bullets on perfect target.

Virendra Sehwagh unbeaten 284 off 239 balls ( 40 boundaries and 7 Sixes  ) his sixth double-century as India finished day two of Third Test on 443-1,  a lead of 50 runs.

6 Double Centuries and 2 Triple Centuries in his 72 Tests span like an extra ordinary achievement. He is the first Indian to hit 6 double centuries,  Rahul Dravid having 5.

Second Day of Third Test:

Sehwag reached his century off 101 deliveries, and his second 100 was achieved in just 67 deliveries. He played the innings with Attitude, Veeru said his dismissal on 131 in kanpur’s second test charged him ”  I missed the big knock in the last Test. I didn’t want to miss out this time. I just wanted to hit the bad balls”.

About  Muralitharan, he said ” He  is a big challenge to face; rather than wait for him to dominate I wanted to dominate him.”  Sehwag is happy with the track he said “it is excellent track to play and it would be good to bat on tomorrow, and  we definetly take advantage of it.”

Third Day:

Virendra sehwagh failed to become a first 3 triple centurion. He failed to cross 300 run mark so to make one more record. He got out on 293.

Match and series summery:

India won the match with 1 innings margin and won the series 2-0, so India reached at top position in Test ranking.

Virendra Sehwag  is the Man of the match and Man of the Series.

Virendra Sehwag knocked second Triple Century

March 28, 2008 9 comments

Virendra sehwag smashed second Triple hundred of his test carrier. This is the fastest ever Triple century in Test cricket, 300 runs in 278 balls.

Hats Off to sehwag.

Virendra sehwag was going to throw every ball beyond boundries. till now he hit the ball for 41 boundries and 5 sixes.

Virendra - 300

Centuries virendra- 200 virendra sehwag

and he is playing for his words.

Third Day’s special movements:
At the end of the Third day INDIA is on 468 for 1 in 106 over. Virendra sehwag is not out on 309 and Dravid is on 65. Dravid 15 runs short to complete 10000 runs in Test Cricket.
Partnership between Dravid and sehwag crossed 200 runs, and among that sehwag has 150 above runs share. Before that Virendra Sehwag and Wasim Jafar(77 runs) given 213 runs opening partnership.

386 runs scored today for the loss of just one wicket, highest runs scored in India in single day.

Records of that Test:

1) First Triple ton on Indian soil.

2) First time in test history when the first two partnerships of an innings has been 200 plus.

3) Rahul Dravid became the 3rd Indian to achieve 10,000 Test run.

4) Virender Sehwag became the first man in the history of the game to be involved in two 200 plus partnerships in a single innings of a Test match.

The players having Two triple hundreds in test:

Don Bradman 334 – Australia v England, Headingley, 1930, 304 – Australia v England, Headingley, 1934
Brian Lara 400 no – West Indies v England, Antigua, 2003-04, 375 – West Indies v England, Antigua, 1993-94
Virender Sehwag 309 – India v Pakistan, Multan, 2003-04, 309 no – India v South Africa, Chennai, 2007-08

Fastest triple century (balls faced)

278 balls – V Sehwag, India v South Africa, Chennai, 2007-08
362 balls – M L Hayden, Australia v Zimbabwe, Perth, 2003-04
355 balls – W R Hammond, England v New Zealand, Auckland, 1932-33After records: 1) Sehwag moved to 12th position in the ICC Test Rankings, 17 % rise in his rating, earlier he was on 25 position.

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