India opener Virender Sehwag has hit the record one-day international score after smashing 219 from 149 balls against West Indies in Indore.
His team-mate Sachin Tendulkar, rested from this series, previously held the record after hitting an unbeaten 200 against South Africa in 2010.
Sehwag, 33, received a major reprieve on 170 when Windies skipper Darren Sammy dropped an easy chance.
He finally holed out in the 47th over after hitting seven sixes and 24 fours.
The right-hander’s best score in his 239 previous one-dayers was 175.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen had earlier tweeted: “If you are a cricket fan, pls switch your tv’s on right now & watch a genius bat.. Sehwag destroying the WI.. World record coming..”
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