Virender Sehwag is now the sixth Indian to reach 8,000 runs or more in ODIs
12/09/2011

INDORE: Statistical highlights of the fourth one-dayer between India and the West Indies on Thursday.

Online PR News – 09-December-2011 – – # Virender Sehwag is now the sixth Indian to reach 8,000 runs or more in ODIs, aggregating 8025 at an average of 35.66 in 240 matches, joining Sachin Tendulkar (18,111), Sourav Ganguly (11363), Rahul Dravid (10889),Mohammad Azharuddin (9378) and Yuvraj Singh (8051).

# Sehwag's 219 is his first hundred as captain.

# Sehwag's century is the highest individual innings in ODIs - 219 off 149 balls, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar's unbeaten 200 off 147 balls against South Africa at Gwalior on February 24, 2010.

# Sehwag is the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to make a double century in ODIs. Both the batsmen have recorded double centuries in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

# Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir shared a stand of 176 for the first wicket, emulating Ajay Jadeja and Sachin Tendulkar, who had shared 176 for the first wicket against West Indies at Cuttack on November 9, 1994.

# The Indian record for the first wicket against the West Indies is 196 between Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag at Rajkot on November 12, 2002.

# Sehwag posted 32 boundaries (25 fours and seven sixes) in his innings - a new record in ODIs. Also, for the first time, he hit seven sixes in an innings.

# Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya's superb 189 against India at Sharjah on October 29, 2000 was the previous highest by a captain in ODIs.

# Sehwag has recorded 15 hundreds - the third highest by an Indian, next only to Sachin Tendulkar (48) and Sourav Ganguly (22). Against West Indies, he has two hundreds to his credit.
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