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23 May 2024

Sachin makes history with first-ever ODI 200

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the crowd after reaching his century during the second one day cricket match between India and South Africa, in Gwalior, India. (AP)


India's Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score a double century in one-day internationals on Wednesday.
He achieved the feat in the second one-dayer against South Africa.
Tendulkar, who holds the record for most runs and centuries in test and one-day cricket, made 200 not out to guide the home team to 401-3 in 50 overs.
Tendulkar reached 200 with a single off Charl Langeveldt in the final over of the game, having earlier broken the world record for the highest individual innings of 194 jointly held by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry.
Anwar made that score against India in May 1997 while Coventry hit 194 not out against Bangladesh last year.

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