This match was the 19th ODI at Eden Gardens involving India. Among all Indian grounds, Eden Gardens- along with Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium- has now hosted India in most ODIs. (Also Read: Rohit Sharma 264 Runs - Report: India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI)
Karn Sharma was making his ODI debut. He became 204th player to represent India in ODIs.
Rohit Sharma broke and established many new records during his innings of 264. Here are some of them:
• On 102 he made his highest score against Sri Lanka, expunging unbeaten 101 at Bulawayo in 2010.
• On 151 he made the highest individual score at Eden Gardens, bettering Gautam Gambhir’s unbeaten 150 in 2009 also against Sri Lanka.
• On 184 he surpassed the highest score by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka. Sourav Ganguly at Taunton in 1999 and MS Dhoni at Jaipur in 2005-06 had made 183.
• On 190 he established the highest individual score in India-Sri Lanka ODIs, beating Sanath Jayasuriya’s 189 at Sharjah in 2000.
• On 200 he became the first player to score two double centuries in ODIs.
• On 210 he surpassed his personal best score in ODIs, beating 209 he made against Australia at Bengaluru in 2013.
• On 220, he established the highest individual score in ODIs, obliterating Virender Sehwag’s 219 against West Indies at Indore in 2011.
• On 249, he made the highest score by an Indian batsman in List A matches, beating Shikhar Dhawan’s 248 for India A against South Africa at Centurion in 2013.
• On 264, he ended with the second highest score by any batsman in List A matches after Ally Brown’s 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan at The Oval in 2002.
Apart from the above mentioned records, Rohit now also has the following records on his name:
• Most boundary fours (33) in a ODI (Sehwag and Tendulkar had hit 25 fours each during their double centuries).
• Most boundaries (fours & sixes) (42) in a ODI. Sehwag had hit 32 boundaries (25 fours and 7 sixes) during his 219.
• Most runs in boundaries in a ODI (186). Shane Watson had scored 150 runs in boundaries during his 185* vs Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2011.
• Most balls (173) faced by a batsman in a 50-over ODI. Canada’s Ashish Bagai had played 172 balls (while scoring 137*) against Scotland in 2007.
India ended with a total of 404 for five. This was fifth time India crossed 400 in a ODI. No other side has done so more than twice.
The total is the highest by any side at Eden Gandens by a long distance. India’s 317 for three also against Sri Lanka in 2009 was the previous highest.
Sri Lanka became the second side to concede a total of 400 on two occasions, joining the level with South Africa. Incidentally on both occasions, Sri Lanka were at the receiving end against India.
India won the match by 153 runs. This was the fifth time India beat Sri Lanka by a margin of 150 runs or more. This was also the second such instance in this series. At Cuttack India had beaten Sri Lanka by 169 runs.
Rohit Sharma provided the third instance of an Indian batsman outscoring the entire opposition (in an all-out innings). Sachin Tendulkar vs Namibia at Pietermaritzburg in 2003 and Yuvraj Singh vs Bangladesh at Dhaka also in 2003 are the other Indians to do so. (Mohammad Kaif at Harare in 2005 scored as many runs as Zimbabwe).