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Rohit Sharma played a super-human innings at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

The article speaks about the great performance of Rohit Sharma in the match against Sri Lanka on 13th November 2014. Rohit Sharma emerged as the only cricketer to score 2 double hundreds in one dayers.

In the 4th One Day International between India and Sri Lanka held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 13th November, 2014, Rohit Sharma played a super human innings. Not only that he had scored 264 runs breaking the world record for highest runs in a One Day International, but the devastating shots could be played only by super-human effort.

 

India scored a massive 404 runs in the 50 overs. Rohit Sharma made a comeback in the Indian team after some time of injury and it has been a blessing for India that he had struck form at the right time, just before the beginning of the World Cup.

 

Indian batsmen were already at song, with all the batsmen playing landmark innings against Sri Lanka. All the batsmen including Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Rayadu were already in form. In that list Rohit Sharma had added to the list.

 

It is another question that Sri Lanka had a very lucklustre performance in this series. They are trailing in the series 3-0 and in all probability they are going to lose the 4th one day.

 

Sri Lankan fielders failed to take the desired catches.

Rohit Sharma gave a chance at 4 runs, the fielders failed to take the catches at the right time. Rohit Sharma in his mammoth innings had scored 33 boundaries, and 9 sixes in the innings.

 

The great thing about the innings of Rohit Sharma lied in the brilliant placement of the shots in between fielders. Majority of his shots had come from cricketing shots. He hardly slogged. Previously also Rohit Sharma scored double century against Australia. He had been the only batsman in the world to score two double centuries.

 

In reply Sri Lanka was reduced down to 93 for 4 wickets in 17 overs. Due to excellent bowling of Umesh Yadav Sri Lanka always lost early wickets. In this match the early batsmen including Jayaverdana scored  only 2 runs and got LBW out in the ball of Umesh Yadav. Perera, Dilshan and Chandimal all failed in the match. The changes made in the team did not work.

 

India now has huge number of positive factors going in their favour. The batting had been working well. The fielding had been brilliant in the series. Even the bowlers had done well. India will remain one of the contenders for winning the next World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.


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Eden Gardens is a big stadium. Scoring 266 runs with boundaries and over boundaries is a very big task.

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